Repurpose Holiday Cards Into a Colorful Garland
Breathe new life into last year's holiday cards by reinventing them as this season's Christmas tree garland.
- holiday cards in assorted colors and patterns
- decorative-edge craft scissors
- standard scissors
- pen or marker
- ribbon or twine
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- round objects in various sizes to use as templates
Trace Circles and Cut Out
Using a cup, plate or coin as a template, trace various-size circles onto holiday cards (Image 1). Cut out circles using standard scissors for a clean edge or decorative-edge scissors for added visual interest (Image 2).
Attach Circle Cut-Outs With Hot Glue
Unroll a section of twine along a flat, level surface. Use hot glue to attach twine to the back of a circle cut-out (Image 1). Add more hot glue to the twine then top with a second circle, face up, that's the same size as the first (Image 2). Press tightly until both circles have firmly adhered to the twine (Image 3). Continue attaching cut-outs to the twine until you're satisfied with the length of the garland.
Drape garland around your tree, turning the card circles so the most colorful side is visible.