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Recycled Christmas Cards Ornaments

Year after year we receive Christmas cards that are just too lovely to discard. Use these cards to create easy ornaments for the tree. This project would be a lot of fun for the kids, too.

 

 

Recycling Craft - Used Christmas Card Tree Ornament 2

Time required: about 20 minutes

Difficulty Level: Easy

Material List:

- used Christmas cards
- sturdy cardboard
- craft glue
- decorative edged scissors
- iridescent glitter
- hole puncher
- ribbon for hanging

Instructions:

1. Use cans, saucers, or bowls to create different sized circle templates. Place these templates over the Christmas cards and trace around them. Cut out the circle.
2. Trace another larger circle onto a piece of sturdy cardboard and cut out using decorative edged scissors.
3. Glue the card now in the middle of the larger circle.
4. Apply glue around the outside edge of the circle and highlight some of the card details as well.
5. Shake glitter over the still wet glue and tap off excess glitter. Let dry.
6. Punch 2 holes in the top of the ornament and pull a ribbon through for hanging.

Recycling Craft - Used Christmas Card Tree Ornament
This is an example of the ornament in a round shape.

Craft Using Recycled Christmas Card - Holy Family Ornament
This is an example of a rectangle shaped ornament. It can also be used as a picture for the wall or as a door handle hanger.

 

 

 

 

 

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