Recycled Christmas Card Ornament

By Noreen Doll. Create a recycled Christmas card ornament from your old Christmas cards. This is a nice way to save some of your favorite cards and use them on your tree. Or hang them from a mantel. You will need a fairly large card with a horizontal picture to make this ornament. Supplies. Christmas […]

Snowman Gift Package

By Noreen Doll. This quick and easy Snowman Gift Package is perfect for favors or small gifts. I needed a quick, cute idea to wrap some money for a gift. This snowman is made from a sock and a styrofoam cup. Because it is so light weight, I added some candy with the money to […]

Snowflake Silverware Holder

By Noreen Doll. Make a festive Snowflake Silverware Holder for each place setting at your holiday table. After the celebration is over, guests can take it home and use the potholder in their own kitchen. You can use any Christmas or Hanukkah design to make these attractive place settings. I found the snowflake potholders at […]

Rockin’ Cardinal

This easy rockin’ cardinal would be fun hanging from a tree branch – or stand him up and let him rock. It could also be used as a greeting card or note card. Or make several small ones to hang on a Christmas tree. If you are making it with kids, make cardboard patterns from […]

Basic Brown Paper Bag Wreath

By Noreen Doll. A really neat way to recycle brown paper grocery bags is to make them into a basic brown paper bag wreath. This basic wreath can then be used as a base for any wreath you want to make. You can either leave the brown paper showing for a rustic looking wreath, or […]

Star Soda Can Lights

By Noreen Doll. Create colorful star soda can lights for many occasions. They’re perfect for patriotic occasions such as Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day. You could also use them for Christmas, birthdays, or graduation in school colors. Save your soda cans to recycle into this fun project! Supplies. […]

Lollipop Angel

By Noreen Doll. This sweet lollipop angel is a great favor idea for kids. And it is also easy for kids to make, so it would be a great class or group project. Create it in pink or red for Valentine’s Day. Supplies. Double Sided Colorful Paper or Construction Paper Lollipop Scrap of Ribbon How […]

Easy Whip Stitched Christmas Card Box

By Noreen Doll. Recycle your Christmas cards into a colorful box that can store Christmas ornaments, hide gifts, or hold baked goodies. Create an easy whip stitched Christmas card box quickly and easily. Kids can make it, too. If you don’t have enough cards to make boxes, buy an inexpensive box of cards at the […]

Gift Tags from Garment Tags

By Noreen Doll. Some of the hang tags that come on garments can be large and very sturdy. I always hate to throw them away, and one of the uses I’ve come up with is to make gift tags from garment tags. You can really use scraps of paper to make these, and use up […]

Christmas Card Box into Gift Box – Idea #2

By Noreen Doll. I had 2 kinds of Christmas card boxes, one with a cardboard top and bottom, and one with a cardboard bottom and clear plastic top. These boxes are a nice size for smaller gifts, and I came up with some fun ideas for altering them. The all cardboard Christmas card gift box […]

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