What can you do with holiday cards once the Christmas season is over? Recycle them! Check out these 25+ Christmas card decor ideas.
I’ll be honest – and don’t hate me because I say this – I don’t really keep cards. Occasionally I will hold onto one that I feel is very special, but for the most part I don’t have anywhere to store them. My house doesn’t have a lot of storage, and I know that I won’t go back to them often anyway.
This is very different from my grandparents, who kept every card they ever received. Including cards we sent to them as children! I actually thought it was kind of cool. But again, those cards just sat in a box, and they were never really looked through.
With the holidays coming, it’s Christmas card time. I have to wonder if there will be more or less cards this year due to what’s going on in the world. I have to imagine there might be more? Everyone is looking for a little cheer in their life!
Here’s the thing . . . you have to wonder if those Christmas cards would be brought out more if they were used in some way . . . like maybe . . . crafts?
So I’m happy to share with you these great ideas for Christmas card decor! There are over 25 projects that will show you how to recycle your Christmas cards into stuff you can use around the home, primarily for decorating. I can’t believe the cute DIYs that some people have come up with.
So instead of throwing out the cards out this holiday season, I think I’m going to try some of these Christmas card decor ideas. Not only is it fun to keep the cards around in some manner or another (memories), but you can also use them to make free festive decorations.
If you’re ready to see the crafts, go ahead and scroll down. I’d love for you to let me know if you’ve tried any of these projects. Also let me know if you have some smart ideas for recycling cards that aren’t included. Leave me a comment on this post. And Happy Holidays!
Christmas Card Decor
Once the holiday season is over, what are you supposed to do with all of your Christmas cards? Turn them into unique decor with one of these 25+ ideas!
Amy will show you how to make a paper ball ornament with scrapbook paper - but you can use this same tutorial and punch your circles out of Christmas cards! This is really easy to make, and if you have glue . . . it's free.
One of the best things about this post is that Em calls herself an eco-Grinch! I laughed out loud. But then quickly snapped to attention when I noticed how cute her Christmas card boxes were. Talk about the ultimate in reuse!
Spell out your holiday greetings with festive Christmas card blocks. Spray paint wooden blocks with white spray paint then cut squares from six holiday cards so each side features a background from a different card. Use a die-cutting tool or stickers to add letters, then glue the paper squares and letters to the blocks with Mod Podge.
Notepads are great for not only note taking, but keeping children occupied when they get bored! Or maybe you like to sketch when you're on Zoom calls . . . whatever you need this for, they are easily to make with old Christmas cards.
These DIY Christmas coasters are cute and quite simple to make. This is a fantastic project to reuse old Christmas cards and to make a wonderful homemade gift for friends and family. Make Christmas card decor with this simple tutorial.
This is a super easy holiday craft that can liven up any table and spark holiday memories from Christmases past. By using a few cards, you can create special holiday placemats for your dining room table!