- NEW YEAR'S EVE DECORATIONS
There's no need for Christmas cards to only be useful at Christmas. Turn them into stylish New Year's Eve decorations. Cut them up, paint them and stick pieces together to make decorative garlands and bunting.
- PLACE SETTINGS
If you have an intimate dinner party planned for New Year's Day, or any other time of the year for that matter, you could upcycle your Christmas cards into lovely table place tags. Cut squares, rectangles or a shape of your choice from your festive cards. The white back section is particularly useful, as you can paint or ink your guest's names onto this.
- Next year's Christmas decorations
If you are guilty of being a bit of a sentimental hoarder, then this one is perfect for you. It means that you can hold onto your greeting cards from loved ones for another year. By the time next Christmas comes around you'll be ready to upcycle them into some amazing Christmas decorations, like the ones below, including tree hangings, wreaths and shelf ornaments. Put the most beautiful ones in a frame.
- Gift boxes
Christmas cards can also be turned into effective Christmas gift boxes. Cut the original cards into pieces and sew them together for adorable little boxes.
- Gift tags
In keeping with the Christmas theme, old greeting cards also make great upcycled gift tags. Cut out the central motifs from the cards, then write your message on the back.
Are you always losing or running out of bookmarks? Why not use your old Christmas cards to make a selection of new ones, so you'll always have one at hand to pop inside the next book you read.
- PLANT THEM!
Plantable cards are rising in popularity and we are on board. They are not only made from a sustainable material and are adornment-free, but they act as a gift too. The recipient can plant them after they have enjoyed their sentiment by simply burying them under some soil and giving them a water. You must make sure that the card is definitely plantable and made out of seed paper before doing this.