Do you keep old Christmas cards every year? This is an easy way to recycle those cards and make a DIY that will be a big hit with this year’s decorations.
All you need is one of those Cutie Crates, Halo Crates, Clementine Crates… whatever name you call them. PS – the kids will eat the clementines and they are healthy for them!!! Oh and your old Christmas cards, some Mod Podge and a sponge or brush. And scissors of course.
Separate the cards into those with “bigger” scenery pictures, and those with smaller pictures. Cut out the smaller pictures and “guess-place” them around the outside of the crate. Use the bigger cards for the inside.
Once you have the cards in the place you want them, use the Mod Podge on both sides to glue and secure the cards. You will need a little extra finesse to glue over the staples. If the card is not sticking to the crate, use gentle pressure to ease the Mod Podge into the nooks and it will eventually meld into each other.
I tried to keep a consistent theme on each side. I also used a large wreath to stand a little higher in the front. If you are super crafty and want to go a step further, you can easily decorate the wood pieces on each of the corners.
I even provided you with four great ideas of how to use your new fabulous crate! First, you can use it as decorations for Christmas ball ornaments….
… or maybe some pine cones… bonus points if they are gilded.
Here’s a novel idea…. how about a container to hold your new Christmas cards! I know, right?!?!?
And finally, it can hold your Christmas CD’s. What are some of your favorite Christmas songs? Mine is the Carol of the Bell.
And there you have it. Easy, right? Trust me, I don’t do complicated. Especially this time of year!
Pin it on your Christmas Pinterest board and save your cards for next year!
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