Are beautiful holiday cards going unused at your house? Yep, ours too, so the boys and I decided to use them to decoupage wooden photo frames for them to give as gifts and to put up family holiday photos. You decoupage fanatics are thinking nothing new, but we have never done decoupage before, but we learned quickly. The biggest mistake we made was not painting the first frame before we added images, and we also learned that the frames look much nicer when you use images within the same color scheme. All you need to create the frames is a wooden frame, scissors, glue, old holiday cards and some Modgepodge to coat the images when you're finished.
We have planned on a big collage using the photos we’ve collected over the years, and we’re also turning some of the cards into an interlocking building game, a project idea from an old Martha Stewart Living. Martha also had a great idea to cover wooden blocks with six different cards to make a picture puzzle set, and a friend of mine is cutting her cards using a circle cutter and turning them into a paper wreath.
Do you have any other good ideas about how to recycle old Christmas cards?
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