You can recycle your old holiday greeting cards into used Christmas card ornaments.
With a few cuts and folds, a little tape or glue, and some glitter you can make old greeting cards into ornaments perfect to hang on your Christmas tree.
This is a craft that is fun for kids, too, so plan an evening for the family to create ornaments together. Have a few snacks and make it a party.
Make a set of used Christmas card ornaments for a gift.
Greeting card houses would make cute Christmas tree ornaments, too.
Heart House Ornament
Make a clever, colorful heart house ornament with your old Christmas cards. You can even cut a different shape in the middle to change the look.
Christmas Card Angels
Make a cone and wings from a card and add a wooden bead for the head to make Christmas card angels.
Christmas Card Angel
Cut and angel shape from old greeting cards to make a Christmas card angel.
Recycled Bottle Cap Christmas Card Frames
To make recycled bottle cap Christmas card frames, cut small circles from cards and glue them inside bottle caps. Glue glitter pipe cleaners around the edge, making a hook at the top to hang it.
Simpler Christmas Card Ornament
Use fewer circles to make this Christmas card ornament.
Recycled Card Ornament
Cut circles from Christmas cards, fold the edges, and fasten them together to make a recycled card ornament ball.
Dip the edges in glue and then glitter for fancy ornament balls.
Recycled Card Decoupage Ornaments
Decoupage Christmas card cut-outs onto wooden disks to make recycled card decoupage ornaments.
Recycled Juice Lid Christmas Ornaments
Craft recycled juice lid Christmas ornaments by gluing Christmas card cut-outs into the lid and attaching ribbon around the rim.
Homemade Photo Ornament from Christmas Cards
Cut squares from greeting cards and fold and glue to make this shape. Add photos and twine to hang your homemade photo ornament from Christmas cards.
Christmas Card Star
Cut this starpoint pattern from several cards and glue them together to make a Christmas card star.
Craft a toothpick shaped frame using round toothpicks and use it to frame a picture from an old Christmas card for this toothpick ornament.
Santa Slippers from Greeting Cards
Cut slipper shapes from a Santa Christmas card, and crochet them together to make Santa slippers from greeting cards.
Another Christmas cards slipper.
Crochet Christmas Card Ornament
Cut pictures from Christmas card fronts and greetings from the backs to make a crochet Christmas card ornament. Place one card front with one card back and punch holes around. Use 2 different colors of yarn to crochet around.
Different Ideas for Used Christmas Card Ornaments with Cut Shapes
Crocheted Recycled Christmas Cards
Cut shapes from Christmas cards and crochet around them in coordinating colors of yarn to make crocheted recycled Christmas cards.
Victorian Icing Card Ornaments
Use cards with Victorian pictures to cut oval or rectangular shapes for Victorian icing card ornaments. Pipe icing around the edge of the shapes, and after they are dry, add gold glitter glue to highlight it.
Recycled Christmas Cards Ornaments
Create recycled Christmas cards ornaments by cutting shapes from Christmas cards and gluing them to larger similar shapes of white or colored card stock. Add snow or glitter to make them sparkly.
Christmas Ornaments from Recycled Christmas Cards
Use cookie cutters to trace Christmas shapes and decorate them to make Christmas ornaments from recycled Christmas cards.
Christmas Card Ornament Cards
To make Christmas card ornament cards, cut circles from recycled cards and add gold foil tape to the top to make it look like a ball ornament.
You can make a new set of used Christmas card ornaments every year.