Recycle Upcycle Christmas Cards - Tags


The decorations are down and you've got a stack of Christmas cards to dispose of but what do you do with them? 

Throw them in the bin? 

How about turning them into something you can use again? Or multiple things you can use again?

Well, I'm going to bring you three crafts this week to use up your cards!

First you'll need to split them into three piles. Make one pile for cards that look like they would make good tags. Make another for those that would make good window scene cards. When I say window scenes, imagine the card with a window frame around it. Would it make a good looking in or out card? If it would put those in a separate pile. In the third and final pile put the cards that don't fit the first two piles. Maybe you don't like the pictures or they're printed both inside and out.
(Tags pile centre)
Now, to start with we are going to make the tags and for this you will need.
  • Your pile of cards suitable for tags
  • Scissors
  • A hole-punch OR sticky tape
  • String or ribbon 

Cut out the part of the card that you want to use as a tag, which is usually the feature of the card. You can either cut directly against the picture or leave a gap. 


Cut your string or ribbon to the length that you would like. If you have a hole-punch make a hole and thread the string or ribbon through it. If you don't you can simply tape it to the back. 

  

  

If you don't have any string, ribbon, a hole-punch or tape you can just do the cutting out and simply stick them on to your presents next Christmas. 

Once you've done all your cutting and threading you are done. 


 

Put them somewhere safe and try and remember them for next year! I've put mine in a festive M&S shortbread tin!


If you're not sure if this craft is really for you consider how much money it could save. Yes, tags aren't expensive from the usual supermarkets but the cost soon adds up. I've probably made enough tags to cover us for the next three years plus!


If that doesn't sell it to you imagine how much time your children could spend cutting them out if you give it to them to do.............

Enjoy!

Snowy
x

P.S. Younger children should obviously be supervised with scissors!
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