Thursday, January 8, 2015

Get Crafty With Greeting Cards

Give new life to old greetings

Get Crafty With Greeting Cards Repurpose and Recycle!
Get Crafty With Greeting Cards Repurpose and Recycle!

So, you have a slew of cards left over from the holidays.
Old greeting cards can be repurposed into a multitude of useful and decorative items to enjoy throughout the year.  Whether they are holiday-themed greeting cards or general everyday cards, such as Mother's Day, Birthday, or Valentines,  you can cut, glue and recreate them into new objects.  With the leftovers you can make recycled paper to make new cards.

Here is a fun list of DIY Crafts you and your family can make: 
  • Magnets
  • Placemats
  • Gift Tags
  • Journal Covers
  • Bookmarks
  • Collages
  • Frames
  • Postcards
  • Recipe cards 
  • Scrap Booking 
  • Greeting Card Wreaths
  • Ornaments
  • Advent Calender for Next Year
  • Framed Holiday Art 
  • Mobiles 
  • Garland
  • Doll House Art
  • Small Git Boxes 
  • Decoupage Crafts
  • Candle Luminaries using a repurposed jar or vase
  • Pencil Holder
  • Jewelry
  • Rolled Paper Crafts
  • Make a card scrapbook
  • Recycled Paper
Greeting Card Wreath.  Cut cards into simple shapes like, holly, hearts for Valentines Day, Candles for Birthdays, Circles, Squares or Triangles. 
Greeting Card Wreath.
Mount them onto paper or cut them into shapes and make Gift Cards 
recycled greeting card crafts to make gift Tags
Cut them up and make mobiles or garland.  Whether you make tree garland or Christmas or decorative garland for a birthday party the cards will make any event more festive 
recycled greeting card crafts to make tree garland
Make ornaments out of your favorite cards. There are an array of 3d oranments you can turn those old cards into, everything from squares to geodesic domes.  Glue them or sew them together. Try origami.
recycled greeting card crafts to make hanging Christmas Ornaments or mobiles

Laminate a collage of cards to make a placemat.  You can use these for years to come. 
recycled greeting card crafts to make a Placemat

Make an advent calendar for nest year or a countdown to a kids birthday! There are a lot of solutions from covered boxes to clothespin advents
recycled greeting card crafts to make an advent calendar

DIY Boxes for small gifts or make a mobile by stringing several of them. Download a slew of patterns.
DIY Make your own paper.  Just recycle any paper products to make paper.

For more ideas see Planetpals Pinterest Board: 

greeting card recycled ideas pinterest

Recycle Gift Wrap & Cards: Make recycle giftwrap or greeting cards, or things with them!  For any occasion. Christmas, New Years, Valetines Day, Easter, Eid, Kwanza, Hanukah, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Birthday, Anniversary, Any Holiday!

For more great ideas see Planetpals RECYCLE GREETING CARDS Idea Board on Pinterest.