I’ve always saved my Christmas cards to reuse in different Christmas crafts, such as to make gift tags for Christmas gifts. This year I had a go at something a little different and turned last year’s Christmas cards into a colourful Christmas wreath.
You will need:
• Brown cardboard box
• Old Christmas cards
• A sewing needle or hole punch
• Some string, ribbon, or wool
1. First of all we need to create a ring to attach the wreath to, for this I traced around a dinner plate onto a cardboard box and cut along the line, I then centred a bowl inside the cardboard circle and traced and cut along the line to make a doughnut shape.
2. Next choose the shape you would like to cut your cards, for my wreath I chose to cut the cards into the shape of holly leaves, if you’d like to make holly leaves too click here to download my free template.
3. Trace around the shapes onto the reverse of the cards and cut along the line.
4. I then punched a hole in the cardboard ring to mark where the top of the wreath was going to be and began gluing the holly leaves in an anticlockwise direction from this point making sure not to glue any leaves over the hole.
5. Once the wreath of leaves was complete and dry, thread a loop of ribbon through the hole on the top of the wreath and you are ready to hang your wreath in your window or on your door.
I hope you enjoyed today’s craft!
Stay safe and best wishes,
Emily M x