Collage Decor from Christmas Cards
Today I'm sharing the next installment in my "12 Sweet Posts of Christmas," make sure and check out my other posts as well. Are you ready for the holidays yet? I'm not even close to being ready. I still need to shop, wrap gifts, bake, and finish my Christmas cards. Shew! I attempted to do my cards all in one evening, but finally stopped when I realized I had written the wrong last name for my aunt...I think I needed a break! I always underestimate how long it is going to take to finish my cards.
It always seems like they take a while to finish, but then no one knows what to do with them once Christmas is over! This year, I decided I wanted to find a way to preserve them for a little longer. I've seen tons of crafts and projects using old Christmas cards, including ornaments and tags. I decided to try something a little different with my cards from last year, though.
I got to reminisce about all the people that sent us cards as I went through them and found sections to cut out. Crafting isn't my main hobby, but sometimes I love using my creative side to make something. After cutting the pieces out, I just taped them down on a piece of paper and placed it in a frame. The result was a personalized wall hanging that was perfect to add to our holiday decor. I'll probably continue hanging it up year after year to remember that first Christmas.
What ways do you like to reuse your Christmas cards? I'd love to hear your ideas, I'd want to continue the tradition and make something each year out of the cards.
Make sure and keep checking back from now through Christmas Eve for holiday projects, recipes, and more!