yesterday i posted a picture of my recycled garland i made last year. it came about because i never knew what to do with all of our christmas cards we receive and i hated throwing them out (well, into the recycle bin, but still). i don't think this is my original idea, but i can't recall where the idea came from (if anyone knows, let me know).
after the holidays, i gather all of our cards we received from our family and friends, some thread (ribbon would be nice), a package of zots, and a 1.5 inch and a 2 inch cirlce punch.
first i take the circle punches to the cards. then i stick a zot onto one of the cut-outs and place the thread onto the zot and sandwich it in there with another cut-out, so that there is an image on both sides. that's it. it's that simple. and i think it's really pretty cute.
i think with this years cards i will add an even larger punch to the mix and then punch small holes in the cut outs and string with ribbon.
*since i used such thin thread, storing this was a concern. i just took a piece of cardboard and carefully wrapped the garland around it. *
do you have any creative ideas for repurposing the holiday cards you receive? i'd love to hear them!