Monday, January 4, 2016

New Life for Old Cards

Ideas for Chrisstmas Crafters

While we’re on the topic of Christmas cards, I’d like to share this link to a blog post by Southern Savers full of recycling ideas for Christmas cards. Repurposing Christmas & Greeting Cards

One idea that was not included is an ornament craft my mother used to make when I was a child. I found the directions and template for that project here at ChristmasCards4Less: Card Ball Ornament 

This is a craft project you can do during these snowy winter months (if you live in the northern hemisphere), and children can help cut, fold, and glue. Each ornament is made of 60 (sixty) circles cut from cards.

If you can’t bear to cut up greeting cards you received from family and friends but still want to tackle this project, visit thrift stores looking for already low-priced cards now at reduced clearance prices. Those won’t have sentimental ties, and you can cut and create to your heart’s content for very little expense!

Save your finished project(s) in a cardboard or plastic bin, labeled clearly, so you find them in perfect condition next December, ready to display!


  1. I used to hang onto Christmas cards, thinking I would do something creative with them....I already tossed the ones we received. I wish I could get motivated to start a project or two.

  2. Noooooooo! Did you know there are organizations you can donate your cards to?


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