Crafts From Old Greeting Cards
Gift Tags: Cut used cards into unique shapes, punch a
hole and thread a short length of embroidery floss through the
hole to make gift tags. If you are more adventurous and comfortable
with a craft knife, you can make your own mini gift boxes.
Gift Jewelry: Cut individual motifs from cards into small
rectangles, circles or squares (about 2-3 inches maximum in size).
Glue the shapes onto bristol board, trim the edges, add a pin
back and you have a lovely seasonal brooch.
Magnets and Fridgies: Cut out small motifs or scenes and
glue these shapes onto magnetic material to create unique art
quality magnets for gift giving or craft sales!
Artwork: Cut out shapes and assemble them on foam core
artboard to create wonderful collages and personalized posters.
Garland Banners: Trace around holiday cookie cutters onto
the most colorful part of last year's holiday cards. Cut out the
shapes and string on a brightly colored ribbon. Use your recycled
cards holiday garland to adorn the mantel, a doorway or a hallway
wall or bulletin board.
Cut thin strips of paper in narrow triangles
1/2-inch wide by 2 1/2-inches long. Apply craft glue to
wrong (back) side of paper strip and wind around a drinking
straw or wooden skewer.
Allow glue to set, then remove bead
from straw or skewer.
Dry thoroughly, then string together
to make ornaments, jewelry, beaded curtains or any other
bead-craft project you like.
Hangers Craft Project
Make softly padded hangers for hanging your clothes in the closet
from old wire hangers or plastic hangers. Wrap each hanger with
strips cut from plastic shopping bags, tape the ends securely,
then wrap again using decorative ribbon or fabric scraps to cover
the plastic bags.
Life for Old Plastic Lids
Make finger puppets, sun catchers, mobiles and more with discarded
plastic lids from household products. click
for plastic lid crafts
Melt down nibs and bits of old crayons with new wax to make lovely
new candles for gifts or home use. click
here for easy instructions
Mix, roll, cut out and dry a batch of non-edible cinnamon faux gingerbread ornaments to give as gifts or decorate your tree and garlands. These spicey decorations are simple to make and the kids will enjoy rolling and cutting the shapes from cookie cutters. NOTE: dough and finished ornaments are not for eating!