It’s the new year! Like most people, I love January as a time to declutter, organize, and freshen things up. I hate just recycling Christmas Cards – in the past I have made simple laminated gift tags. This year I wanted to brainstorm some new ideas, and love the creative Christmas card upcycling projects I found!
My kids love to just cut and collage with fancy cards as well, that just takes some scissors and glue. If you’re not crafty or don’t have time, don’t forget you can donate to the Recycled Card Program at St. Jude’s Ranch for Children. They reuse the cards as a fundraiser – less trash & charity fundraising is a win-win in my book
I’d love if you pinned the collage with this link, but if you’re pinning individual images please click through to the original site first. If there isn’t a picture, that means I didn’t hear back from the owner about using it so you’ll have to jump over and see it on their blog!
Ways to upcycle old Christmas cards
Christmas Sweater Gift Tags from Zakka Life – how cute are these!
Mason Jar Toppers from Family Feedbag – Perfect for gifting jam next year.
Upcycled Christmas Card Ornament from The Ornament Girl – This look so pretty and how clever to use that as the base!
Upcycled Gift Box from CraftyPod – A gift card would fit wonderfully in there! Her blog has shut down, but you could use this tutorial for the same effect.
Card Luminary from Zakka Life – their tutorial appears to have gone missing, but you can get the gist from this post.
Upcycled Paper Notebooks from Pearls & Scissors – I think these would be so cute with a Christmas card cover! Her blog has shut down but you could use this tutorial.
Clear Magnets from Ingenious Inkling – fun stocking stuffer for next year.
Upcycled Card Bunting from Maker*land – perfect cheap decor item!
Geometric Abstract Cards from Do Small Things With Love – These are beautiful!!
Frame the pretty Christmas cards, with this tutorial at Southern Couture
Another upcycled Christmas card bunting, at Average But Inspired
If you need even more ideas,Better Homes & Gardens has a great slideshow with several fun ideas. Did I miss any of your favorites? Or do you receive mostly photo cards, which are tougher to upcycle?