Got a lot of old greeting cards lying around? Instead of tossing them in the trash, why not hold onto the memories and give the old cards a refresh with a new purpose.
Before you put your cards into the shredder, get creative. This is the perfect chance to flex your arts and crafts skills! Our ideas will help you make the most out of those cards and at the same time, save more money in return. Give these seven recycling ideas a try:
- Frame Your Old Cards
One of the best things to do with your greeting cards is to frame them. Put them up on your wall and have them decorate your side tables. Greeting cards are made to be beautiful, which means that they are perfect for brightening up any space!
- Use Them As Garlands
When you have a party at home and you’re decorating, you can use greeting cards as garlands. Pick some of your favourite greeting cards and make a custom garland. You can cut them into triangles and glue a piece of ribbon or string to the backside.
- Make a Puzzle
Yes, you can make a puzzle out of your old greeting cards! Draw out different puzzle shapes on the blank side of the card, cut them out, and you get your DIY pizza. Glue the pieces to a poster board or cardboard.
- Use Them In Your Scrapbook
If you love scrapbooking, old greeting cards are perfect for integrating into your scrapbook. That way, you get to save more money from your scrapbooking materials. You can cut the greeting cards into fun shapes and use them as stickers on your pages. Additionally, you can use them as frames for your photos. There are so many things you can do out of greeting cards for your scrapbook.
- Turn Them Into Gift Boxes
You can use old greeting cards to make gift boxes. How? Draw out a square shape onto the card and then draw half circles around the edges of the square. When you’re done, glue a decorative square to the centre of the box, place your gift inside the box, and then tape it shut. That’s it! With that, you no longer have to buy a box and a wrapping paper, leaving you with more money to put towards other uses.
- Make a Customized Postcard
You can also use old greeting cards to make customised postcards. Just cut the front side of the card away from the rest of the card. Write your message on the blank side of the card. Now, you can send it to someone you care for from miles away.
- Make A New Card
Help out the environment and turn that old greeting card into something new. All you need is a piece of construction paper cut according to the size of the card and glued to the inside. That way, you’ll have fresh space to work with and will no longer need to buy a new card! Don’t want the repurposing of the old card to be too obvious? Cut it up and glue pieces on fresh card stock artistically. You’d be surprised at how beautiful they can look!
Are you ready to get creative? Doing these greeting card projects are fun and exciting. If you haven’t done it yet, why don’t you set aside a day to explore your old greeting cards and start turning them into something more useful and beautiful?
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