10 Cool Ideas To Recycle Your Old Christmas Cards

Maybe you participated in a Punky Moms Holiday card swap? In that case, you might have more Christmas cards left over than you know what to do with. I have received some super cute card designs over the years and the DIY girl in me hates to throw them out! Every year I try and come up with some ways to recycle the cards. Sometimes I actually get my craft on, but usually I only can do one or two. 

While some may believe that sending Christmas cards is an old tradition that must die, there are many who still hold on to this with everything they have. Every year we say we won’t do cards, and we cave to the pressure! If you have time to get holiday photos done every year, it can be a cute way to update people on what is happening at home. If you don’t have time for the photos, you might pick up a pack of cards and send them out to the usual suspects. We compromised this year and bought cards whose proceeds go to a charity. If you want to give back some more this holiday season, check out some ideas here. 

Recycling your old Christmas cards every year into fun DIY decorations is a win win. You get unique and meaningful decor and help save the world.

Whatever the reasons, we are all about recycling and saving the world at Punky Moms, so I thought I would put together a cool list of ideas you can use to reuse and recycle your cards at the end of the holiday season. Click the images to go to the original source for more info. Here are some of my favs:

1. Frame Them

Grab some cheap frames from Ikea, put some old cards and boom, you have an instant way to update your home with some decorations. 

Recycling your old Christmas cards every year into fun DIY decorations is a win win. You get unique and meaningful decor and help save the world.

2. Make Your Own Holiday Wreath

I’ve seen whole wreaths made from old cards but sadly that is not what I have time for. This photo is one of mine. I made this Christmas wreath out of black garden bags. I used three different cards to make the letters in the banner. 

DIY Christmas Wreath from old Christmas cards

3. Gift Tags

Another project I did recently. Hole puncher and some baker’s twine and it’s done!

Recycling your old Christmas cards every year into fun DIY decorations is a win win. You get unique and meaningful decor and help save the world.

4. Heart House Ornament

Looks so beautiful. Lovely step by step instructions at Pomegranate And Chinz.

Recycling your old Christmas cards every year into fun DIY decorations is a win win. You get unique and meaningful decor and help save the world.

5. Make cute little boxes for gifts

Perfect to put in stockings or give a more personalized touch to an already personal holiday gift. Click here for the full step by step instructions.

Recycling your old Christmas cards every year into fun DIY decorations is a win win. You get unique and meaningful decor and help save the world.

6. More Holiday Ornaments

There are lots of different options on ornaments you can make using old Christmas cards. This one from Maker Mama looks awesome. Also check out this star one and this one too!

Recycling your old Christmas cards every year into fun DIY decorations is a win win. You get unique and meaningful decor and help save the world.

 

7. Christmas Card Coasters

for all those glasses of Mulled wine you’ll be consuming…

Recycling your old Christmas cards every year into fun DIY decorations is a win win. You get unique and meaningful decor and help save the world.

8. Christmas Card Bunting

Oh we love a good bunting and since I moved to England, it’s almost become an obsession. I’ve got so many garlands I have legit run out of place to put them. 

Recycling your old Christmas cards every year into fun DIY decorations is a win win. You get unique and meaningful decor and help save the world.

9. Recycled Card Tree

Mix it up with some solid colored card stock paper (in black perhaps) and this could be a really cute modern decoration.

Recycling your old Christmas cards every year into fun DIY decorations is a win win. You get unique and meaningful decor and help save the world.

10. Holiday Village

I almost can’t stand the cuteness of this. So many possibilities on this design too! House template available at Better Homes & Garden.

Recycling your old Christmas cards every year into fun DIY decorations is a win win. You get unique and meaningful decor and help save the world.

Do you have any ideas on what to do with the old Christmas cards? How do you reuse them? Let’s hear it!

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Paula is an old school goth with a riot grrrl heart. Self-proclaimed #mamaboss at Punky Moms. Born in Miami Beach with a background in music business, she followed love and moved to the UK in 2012. She has one little boy named Oscar, a dashing English husband, and a furball terrier at home. She is trying desperately not to miss the Florida sun. You can follow her on IG @riotmthrrr

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