Main Ingredient Monday- 20 Ways to Recycle Christmas Cards

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Welcome to Main Ingredient Monday!

1 Main Ingredient + Tons of Creativity = 20 "New" and amazing projects

I just LOVE receiving Christmas cards every year and I absolutely can not toss them at the end of the season. I have cards from the past five years and really need to get over it and do something with them! So as you are putting away your holiday decor, save all of those beautiful cards for one of these great and thrifty projects.

Here are my 20 favorite Christmas Card Recycle Crafts for you.

20 crafts and projects to recycle and reuse your holiday cards

If you have a fabulous Christmas Card Recycle Craft send me the link and I will include it in this collection!

***Coming up with new main ingredients can be challenging! If you have an idea for MIM, please share it with me***


Monogram labels from Martha Stewart

crafts christmas cards recyclable | cute way to recycle christmas cards. | Crafts: Paper

Bunting from Dogs or Dollars

10 ways to make use of Christmas Cards After Christmas

Gift bags from Handmade Happiness

Framed Christmas Card Silhouettes

Framed silhouettes from Better Homes and Gardens

Christmas Ornament Countdown

Ornaments from The Crafty Sisters

Placemats from MamaBuzz

 Holiday Card Gift Bags

Personalized bags from Martha Stewart

Make postcards from Good Housekeeping

paper globe garland green craft

Garland from Bobbi Lewin


Pillow boxes from A House of Cards

Christmas card puzzles, use them for your math stations, as a Christmas classroom party activity or an activity for Christmas Day!

Puzzles from The Classroom Creative

DIY Vintage Christmas Card Bowl... Tutorial

Serving bowl from My So Called Crafty Life

Use old book cover. Collect Christmas cards or fill it with Christmas photos of family!

Christmas Card book

Wine bottle card from Altered Scrapbooking

Top 35 Astonishing DIY Christmas Wreaths Ideas

Star wreath from Little Birdie Secrets

Been looking for a craft to combine some fabulous vintage Scottish and English family Christmas cards...

Layered ornaments from All Things Paper

 18 Christmas Card Projects: Decorative Ways to Recycle Christmas Cards

Mini trees from Better Homes and Gardens

How to make a little heart house ornament out of old greeting cards.

Heart house ornaments from Michelle Made Me

Lid covers from S.C.R.A.P.

Origami gift boxes from Kid AT Art

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  1. Umm, where are they, am I missing something?

  2. Me too! Nothing there!

  3. What happened to all the Christmas cards? 🙂

  4. Thank you for including my garland here with all this crafty fun!

  5. There is no link to the christmas card book?

  6. This are some great ideas! Really love the book. Thanks for sharing!

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