Turn a Christmas Card Box into a Gift Box

Turn a Christmas Card Box into a Gift Box by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. After I mailed all my Christmas cards, I had the empty card box with a nice picture of a snowman on the top. And it was just the size I needed for a small gift box. It also had ads on the sides and top. Rather than toss it, I decided to […]

Turn Old Christmas Cards into New Treasures

Recycled Christmas Card Ornament by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Don’t throw those Christmas cards away! Here are tons of ways to turn old Christmas cards into new treasures.   Now that the holidays are winding down we are looking for ways to re-use the quantities of wrapping paper, boxes and Christmas cards that we have accumulated. These are some clever and […]

Christmas Card Gift Jar

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By Noreen Doll. A Christmas card gift jar is a useful way to re-purpose Christmas cards. Use your old canning jars, or buy a bunch at the end of the summer when they are on clearance. You can also find them at yard sales or thrift stores. Canning jars can be used for so many […]

Paper Arts Storage Album

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By Noreen Doll. A great way to store your craft bits and pieces is a paper arts storage album. This album is about 4 1/2 inches by 6 inches. You can find all kinds and sizes of photo albums, and their clear plastic pages are perfect for storing craft parts while keeping them from being […]

Sewing Cards from Greeting Cards

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By Noreen Doll. Sewing cards from greeting cards are easy to make and fun for kids to use. To make these, you can use your old Christmas or birthday cards, and shoe laces you can find at the Dollar Store. Look for pictures that will interest and delight children, such as animals, snowmen, or Santa, […]

Folded Tags from Christmas Cards

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By Noreen Doll. Make folded tags from Christmas cards to recycle your saved stash of cards. Or buy boxes of deeply discounted cards just before or after Christmas. Usually when you see recycled Christmas card tags, they are flat and pinked around the edges, then layered with 2 or 3 other paper shapes. Here is […]

Christmas Craft Ideas

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Using Christmas craft ideas is a favorite pastime. I have always particularly loved the Christmas season. Spending time with extended family, crafting with my kids and grandkids, and having tree trimming parties with family and friends is all part of what makes the season special. For years I have found Christmas craft ideas all over […]

Recycle Christmas Cards

As soon as Christmas is over we try to find new ways to recycle Christmas cards. Every year we send out dozens (or more) of Christmas cards and receive dozens in return. The cards are too beautiful, and often too costly, to just throw in the trash. So we look for ways to reuse them. […]

Recycled Christmas Cards

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Each of these links has several ideas for recycled Christmas cards. If you’ve been collecting greeting cards for several years, you are sure to find some clever ways to use them. Some of these ideas are similar to ones linked on other pages, but there may be new ones that you can find different ways […]

Used Christmas Card Ideas

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Try these used Christmas card ideas for some unusual projects for kids and adults. You can make Christmas decorations, Christmas stationery and cards, new cards from old ones, tags, and many more fun things with your old holiday cards.   Kids can help with used Christmas card ideas, too. They can do the cutting or […]

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