I find joy in random, pretty and whimsical things. Here’s a personal confession: I love collecting old Christmas cards that are too pretty to throw away! Every year, we receive so many beautiful Christmas cards but I feel like it’s just a waste to put them away in some box who knows when I’ll open again. So this year, I want to gather all my old Christmas cards and make something fun and creative out of them.
Here are a few craft ideas to do with old Christmas cards I found on the web. Let’s get creative together! 🙂
Make ornaments out of old Christmas cards! Martha shows us how.
Make a holiday wreath out of your old Christmas cards. I love this photo card wreath idea from The Crafting Chicks, but you can just use the cute images or designs from your old cards!
Upcycle your old Christmas cards into holiday gift tags, like these ones from The Good Weekly.
Make an advent calendar out of those darling old cards you have! Crafty Nest has the how to’s!
Collect all your old Christmas cards and create memory flip books with ring clips labeled with dates. Free printables are also included to help make it easier for you to create them! Via eighteen 25.
Make cute bookmarks and coasters out of old Christmas cards like the Zensible Mama did.
Make a banner out of old Christmas cards! This is a fun project to make with the kids too! Instructions via Better Homes and Gardens.
Enjoy and happy crafting! 🙂
About the Author: Jocelyn Cañasa-Brown is a working mom of two boys and is a recognized blogger and mom influencer in the Washington, DC area. In her spare time, she designs and creates her own handmade jewelry, maintains her jewelry store on Etsy and is an active moms group organizer and leader both online and offline. Hip Mama’s Place was nominated for Parents 2011 Best All-Around Mom Blog and named one of the Highest Rated Blogs and Sites on Nickelodeon ParentsConnect for the Washington, DC area. Follow Jocelyn on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.