Sunday, December 27, 2009

Upcycle Idea

My friend Rhonda over at If You Do Stuff shared a great idea for reusing Christmas cards.  If you're like me, you hate getting rid of your old cards because they are so beautiful.  This is a great way to reuse them, and be reminded of the sweet thoughts and welll wishes from your loved ones. 



Her post reminded me of this collage I photographed last year at Philbrook's Festival of Trees in Tulsa.  (Sorry about the glare!)  Anyway, the artist crafted a Christmas tree with bits of Christmas cards and paper, then framed it in a beautifully gilded frame. 

It would also be beautiful to cut giant letters from the cards, and use them for banners and garlands.

4 comments:

Susan said...

I really like the Christmas Tree effect from Philbrook. The cards we got this year were truly some of the most beautiful we've ever gotten.
Susan

Rhonda in OK said...

hello, glad you liked the card from Susan. It really is cute,

and I saw Hobby Lobby has their punches 50% off this week. I don't need any more, but incase anyone does, half off is a good deal,

Manuela@TPOH said...

That so cute! What a good idea!

Manuela

Kimba said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.