Thursday, 8 December 2011

Christmas Card Wreath

While decorating for Christmas this year..I realized that I have almost an entire box of old Christmas cards, that I just refuse to part with! Recycling them just seems so unjust! They are all so beautiful and sparkly! So here is my idea on a different way to recycle!

Skill Level: Easy! But time consuming!! 

You will Need:

•Old Christmas Cards
•Red Ribbon
•Styrofoam Circle
•Hot Glue Gun

Step One:

•Trace out a holly leaf shape onto your cards. Trace and Trace and Trace..until you are sick and tired of it..and then trace some more!!

•Then cut out your holly leaf shape. Cut and Cut and Cut..until your fingers start to cramp..then cut some more!

Step two:

•Hot glue tooth picks onto the back of each cut out leaf. Glue and Glue and Glue...
 I told you..easy..yet time consuming!

Step three:

•Poke your tooth picked leafs into the styrofoam on an angle. ( So that just the front of the card is showing.)
Poke and poke and poke and poke!! 

Step Four:

•Add ribbon to the top ( a loop for hanging) and the bottom of your wreath.
I just made the bow and hot glued tooth picks on and stuck it in!! Super easy and adjustable too!

•This craft can be super frustrating because it is so tedious, but keep at it! It's beautiful and makes a really special gift <3 

Happy Crafting!