Posted on | December 23, 2011
WHAT TO DO WITH ALL OF YOUR HOLIDAY CARDS (TheGloss.com)
Gift tags: Oodles and oodles of holiday cards means oodles and oodles of homemade gift tags for next year. Just recycle the part with all the “merry” and “happy” writing, and trim down those card fronts to cutesy tags. Eco-friendly and creative!
Ornaments: Instead of tossing all those cards at the end of December, instead grab some leftover ribbon, glue and a bottle of wine and get your fold on. Homemade ornaments will not only look fun on your own tree next year, but you get your Secret Santa gifts out of the way for the next several Christmases.
Coasters: The holidays are about parties and lots of them, so spruce up your place with holiday themed coasters. Cut your old cards into whatever shape and size you want, Mod Podge away to make them waterproof, and glue felt to the back. Voila! Now you can say adieu to wine rings on your coffee table.
Origami: Although this one might be a tricky suggestion for those who aren’t skilled in the art of origami, a how-to book on the subject could probably help you out.
Magnets: Another DIY activity that doesn’t require anything more than those old cards, glue, flat back glass marbles (these will magnify the picture you choose) and magnets.
Crafty Fun Pack: If you happen to have kids in your life, then old cards can also find a home with them. Grab a bag, toss in the cards, some markers, glue, buttons, ribbon, tissue paper… basically everything but the kitchen sink, and give it to a little one in your life.