10 Christmas Card DIY Projects

If you have a collection of Christmas cards, let’s turn them into decor to enjoy during the holiday season.  10 Christmas card DIY projects.

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Remember Christmas savings club accounts?

I don’t know if they still exist but years ago, as a single mom, Christmas savings clubs saved Christmas.

The amount I put into the savings club was used for presents.  The interest was used for things to make “new” decorations, a “Charlie Brown” tree from the corner lot, groceries for a simple abundance meal, and a box of Christmas cards with a book of stamps.

One of my favorite tasks during the holidays is “sending Christmas Cards!”

Deep down I send them only to get them!

And I’ve kept each one I’ve received!  They might now be an ornament, table runner, placemats, or made into some type of DIY project.

If you have a box of Christmas cards and not sure why…

Now you’ll know why!

Storing Christmas Cards

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I tend to group my cards by color.  Some I group by objects like snowmen, stockings, or wreaths.  When I say, group, I really mean, stack in the Christmas card basket.

10 Christmas Card DIY Projects

1. Display along doorways using washi tape.  Remember in the ’50s the cards were taped to doorways.
2. Display by hanging twine across a doorway and laying the card on the twine
3. Display a favorite card in a frame.  Remember to think about the writing inside.  Handwriting can be beautiful.

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4. Add to mason jars to display on the mantel.
5. Use cards as tree ornaments.
6. Collect small frames and form a shape like my Dollar store Christmas tree frame.  This idea would make a great wreath too.

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7. Make placemats or a table runner.  Here’s the table runner I made from blue cards in under 10 minutes!

Here’s how I did it in under 10 minutes.

A. Collect enough blue cards {or the color of your choice, or mix it up} to make two lines of cards down the table.
B. Cut the back of the cards off.  This helps the cards lay flat.
C. Using roller glue line a strip of glue along the first card and glue the next card with a slight overlap.
D. Since cards are different sizes, I made sure to keep all four outside edges straight.
E. I continued until the cards reach the other side of the table.

8. Cut into smaller pieces using area of the image to make gift tags.  Punch a hole and you’re ready to and tags to all our gifts.
9. Get inspiration for DIY Christmas signs from the inside sayings.  Some are beautiful.
10. Use cards to decoupage a leftover gift box and use for storage or all your Christmas cards!!!  Maybe for decorations too. 🙂


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Any of these 10 Christmas Card DIY projects make great gifts too. 

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On the table runner, I placed a wood sled filled with glass ornaments.  They were all green but wiping them with wet paper towels took off the green.  An extra large pine cone and a couple of bottle brush trees add softness or roughness!  A small tree, sprayed with white paint.  Inside the cloche is the Christmas card ornament.

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