Gift wrap with recycled Christmas cards to use up more of your collection of cards.
If you’ve been saving Christmas cards for several years while trying to think of ways to use them, here are some creative ways to recycle them into wrapping presents.
Give some of these great gift wrap with recycled Christmas cards a try, and enjoy reusing some of your special Christmas cards.
Easy Whip Stitched Christmas Card Box
Stitch several cards together to make an easy whip stitched Christmas card box to hold a gift, cookies or candies.
Decoupaged Christmas Card Box
One way to use several Christmas cards is to make a decoupaged Christmas card box. In fact, if you make 2 or 3 of these boxes you can reuse them year after year and use less wrapping paper. You can make them any size, so make some that will nest and they will be easy to store.
Greeting Card Gift Boxes
You can also make small greeting card boxes ahead of time with free gift box templates, and have them ready when you need them.
Gift Card Holder
Make an easy gift card holder from a recycled Christmas card.
Make a paper wine bag and attach a colorful Christmas card to the front. You could paint or spray newspaper red or green to make the bag, or cut up a brown grocery bag for it.
Use plain purchased gift bags, or make your own, or use recycled bags to make these colorful gift holders. Use festive card fronts to attach to the front of the bag, and add a coordinating gift tag cut from another card.
Cut Christmas shapes from Christmas cards and attach to a package, or make creative greetings from some to hang from the bow.
Tie-On Charms from Recycled Christmas Cards
Make these cute, fun tie-on charms from recycled Christmas cards. Add glitter, snow, bells, or ribbon to make them even more festive.
Recycle Christmas Cards into Tags
Rosettes for Gift Toppers
Make colorful rosettes from gift cards or wrapping paper to decorate the top of your package.
Get your kids ideas to gift wrap with recycled Christmas cards. They will likely have some fun and unusual creations.