Christmas 2015 is a wrap. I put all my decorations away yesterday, and now my house looks bare. I seriously can’t remember what I had on my dining room table before Christmas. After hauling all the containers back into the garage, I’m left with a stack of pretty Christmas cards from friends and family. I don’t know about you, but I can’t stand to toss out Christmas cards. I mean, some have glitter on them. And cute animals.
So today I have a fun, simple craft project for you (good for kids, too). This is my favorite way to upcycle Christmas cards—I repurpose them into gift tags for next year. When Christmas comes around again, you’ll be happy you did this.
It’s no secret, I’m all about the gift-wrapping (although I didn’t do such a hot job this past year, as I’m sure my family will attest). Gift tags are part of the whole presentation. And not only is this project fun, it’s a thrifty thing. You can often get two or more tags from one card.
What a great way to use up all those scraps of ribbon you’ve been saving.
How cute is this?
All you need is a pair of scissors, a hole punch, and a piece of ribbon. If you want to get more creative, you can add other decorations like glitter or buttons. I added “To” and “From” on the backs of a few of them and snowflake stickers to others.
This is one of my favorites. I made three tags from this one card.
Some can be used for birthday gifts because they don’t appear holiday specific once you repurpose them.
What do you do with your Christmas cards?
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