Wednesday, January 10, 2007
How to...use old Christmas cards
I have a few Christmas ideas but I’m putting them on hold until at least October. Rob said that I could post now and then re-post closer to - so I’ll see what I should do.
But this one I thought I had to post now. I was home yesterday – boo sick – and got a late Christmas card in the mail and made me think of what to do with it. No point putting it up with the others as I should take those down anyways. And then I thought I should post now before people throw out their Christmas cards.
To follow the theme of the first post – don’t throw them out.
There is lots you can do with these cards – depending on the picture on them
1. Cut out the image – say of Santa or the Snowman – and use it as a gift card for a present.
2. Make a mini gift box out of it – I’ll make one and post the picture later with more details
3. Use parts for scrapbooking. No I’m not scrapbooking yet but I keep wanting to start – at least make a book for Lilo’s first year.
4. College and laminate for placemats.
If there is writing on the back (and you will see it, ie: gift card, gift box) then you could glue solid construction paper on the back to cover it.
So in closing don’t throw out your Christmas cards – expect the crappy cheesy ones you didn’t like in the first place.