Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas Ornaments from Christmas Cards

I like to reuse and recycle.
Here's a great idea my daughter bought home from school one day many years ago. It is a great way to be able to save some of those favorite Christmas cards from years gone by.
A very simple way to make a Card into an ornament, for hanging on garland or on your tree.
Like little presents!

Start by cutting the card in half.

Fold all the edges

and cut the corners. Fold the middle flap down  to create a pocket

Fold the corners in to create your box end and fold the middle flap down over them.

You can tape it or glue it. I chose to staple. simple and quick.
Do this to both sides of your card, to create a little box.

and go ahead and fit the top onto the bottom!

You wind up with some cute stuff on the back of the box. Nice verses...Signatures from old friends...

And the finished product is a delight!
Just slip a ribbon  thru the top flap.
And you are ready to hang on your tree or garland!

Happy Holidays

Thank you for stopping by!

I'll be linking up with a hand made ornament party, at Under the table and dreaming!
 Stop by and get some ideas!


Beth Adams said...

Awww! Those are really cute!

jamfiescreations1 said...

This is a fantastic idea. They turned out great. Thanks for sharing, I'll be making some this christmas.

the cape on the corner said...

what a great idea! my mother in law (the crafty one of turkey pillows fame) turns the front of cards into gift tags.

so glad you stopped by! i really appreciate your comment!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

How adorable! I have never seen that, it's really clever. Thank you for your visit, and happy holidays! :))
Cheers, Andrea

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Eileen - I love this idea! Thanks so much for linking to the party - I greatly appreciate it! I featured these today - stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you have a lovely week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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