Monday 11 February 2013

Re-cycling Christmas cards

Two blogs in one day. My goodness, things are looking up! It goes to prove how creative I've been over the last week. Something that I have sadly lacked for too long. Its good to have my mojo back.

Christmas might be the last thing on people's minds right now but I couldn't help playing with last year's Christmas cards and re-cycling them. I have some mount board scraps that I squirrelled away several years back just in case they came in handy one day and I guess that day, or week or month has arrived. Time certainly slips away when you're having fun.

An ever breeding collection of cut outs from used Christmas cards, glitter glue, ribbon, peel offs, flowers and embellishments and my trusted glue gun and more took over the dining table like some rampant alien species until I was left with a six inch space to work on, so then I removed myself to the kitchen breakfast bar for more space. Crafter readers will know what I'm talking about at this stage and I'm sure there will be a smile and giggle or two.

My idea was to decorate mount board making them into plaques supported on plastic stands...the type that small plates are displayed on. My first effort took me absolutely ages but as I progressed each one got easier to make. The only trouble is I have run out of plastic stands and I can't remember where I bought them many moons ago. So now, my dining table is clear again, at least until I find more stands.

Maybe I will be able to raise a bit of money for worthy causes, next Christmas.

This one is my favourite.


  1. These are beautiful Carolyn, great way to recycle your cards. Carol x

  2. These are fabulous Carolyn and a great way to recycle your old Christmas cards.

    Linda xxx

  3. Hello, These are all gorgeous cards. Lisa :)

  4. Fabulous recycling project and so beautiful

  5. fabulous projects, and I'm sure the plaques would sell well, brilliant idea to re-cycle the Christmas cards

  6. These are gorgeous Carolyn and I love the way you've recycled old cgristmas cards to make them hun.
    Hugz, Lorraine xx