By Noreen Doll.
Don’t throw those Christmas cards away!
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 creative ways for using those Christmas cards one more time.
I even buy cards after Christmas at deep discounts, to use for crafting. The Dollar Stores are also great places to get cards to create with.
Use them for wrapping gifts.
Use several of your prettiest cards to make a whip stitched Christmas card box. It can hold a gift, or some tasty cookies or candies.
Use Christmas cards and your old canning jars for a fun gift wrap.
Cut the cards to fit on the box sides and make favor or gift boxes.
Use cards to make little boxes of a variety of shapes for small gifts.
Cut out the fronts from Christmas cards and attach them to lunch bags. Add yarn, twine or ribbon to tie them closed.
Make pretty, easy folded tags from Christmas cards to add to your gifts.
Lots of links for more ways to make boxes from Christmas cards.
Creative ways to use cards for decorating your gifts.
More Crafty Christmas Card Ideas
Cut pictures from cards that can be reused in other ways. Store them in a small album till you need them.
Make sewing cards for little ones.
Links to ideas for crafts kids can create with old cards.
Lots of links for making little houses – or a village.
Turn your Christmas cards into ornaments for next year, or to use as gifts.
Tons of links for recycling your old Christmas cards.
Links to more recycled Christmas card ideas than you can ever use!
Happy Christmas card recycling!