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9 Crafty Ways To Reuse Christmas Cards

9 Crafty Ways To Reuse Christmas Cards

After the holidays you are left with the not-so fun task of putting all the decorations away. Tucked safely away in their bins and boxes awaiting their arrival and place of honor next year. But what do you do with the great Christmas cards sent by friends and family this year? Do you toss them or save them? If you are sentimental like me tossing those cards in the trash is no fun. But on the other hand if you save the cards year after year you end up with a lot of cards! Instead how about upcycling those Christmas cards into something beautiful. Something that preserves the memories of cards past without adding meaningless clutter.

We have curated a collection of our favorite crafty ideas to reuse Christmas cards into something fabulous from across the web. Enjoy!

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Recycle Bin Advent Calendar

via Craftastica

Recycle Bin Advent Calendar

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Christmas Card Trees

via Better Homes & Gardens

Christmas Card Trees

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Christmas Card Ornament Ball

via The Chaos And The Clutter

Christmas Card Ornament

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Christmas Card Boxes

via Studio Artworks

Christmas Card Boxes

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Christmas Card Houses

via Christmas Notebook

Christmas Card Houses

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Christmas Card Luminaries

via Zakka Life

Christmas Card Luminaries

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Christmas Card Garland

via Craft Stylish

Christmas Card Garland

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Christmas Card Gift Tags

via Fettujeanie

Christmas Card Gift Tags

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Christmas Card Wreath

via Crafty Sy

Christmas Card Wreath

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Which of these fun Christmas card crafts is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

Halloween Freebies: Downloadable Carving Templates, Costume Ideas, and more!

3D render of a halloween pumpkin

Have a frugal, fun Halloween with these downloadables, recipes, and DIY ideas!

Country Living Halloween Templates

HGTV 41 Printable (and Free!) Halloween Templates

Martha Stewart’s Pumpkin and Costumes Page (tons of templates and how-to’s) 35+ Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes for Kids

iVillage 20+ Easy-Peasy Halloween Kids Crafts

Spoonful Halloween Crafts

Food Network Homemade Treats

Family Circle Homemade Halloween Party Treats

Blisstree 50 Fun Homemade Halloween Treats, Snacks and Appetizers

Better Homes and Gardens Super-Speedy Halloween Treats


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DIY – How To Make Your Own Cupcake Stand Tutorial

DIY Cupcake Stand Tutorial

Cupcakes are such a fun way to celebrate any party and at a recent birthday party for my daughter I decided to serve homemade cupcakes. But I wanted a cute way to display the cupcakes to our guests. You can of course purchase cupcake stands but they tend to be a bit on the pricy side for something you may only use a couple of times a year. Plus finding a stand that matches the colors of your party them can be hard. So I decided to try my hand at making my own cupcake stand instead.

This simple craft project is both frugal and easy. And the results are great.

Just look at this finished cupcake stand and tell me that is not just too cute?

DIY Cupcake Stand Finished

To make your own it so simple…

Items needed:

  • 3 clean plates of at least 2 varying sizes seemed to work best ( mine are plastic & I got them on clearance at Target)
  • 2 Candle sticks ($1.00 each at the Dollar Tree)
  • E6000 glue


  1. Find the center on the top & bottom of each plate
  2. Apply glue one tier at a time. The directions on E6000 glue say to put glue on each item & let sit for 2 minutes before putting together. I did that. (DO NOT use super glue. I tried it. It doesn’t hold & it makes the glass of the candle holder turn cloudy.)
  3. After gluing each tier set aside to let dry for awhile before using. I used mine the next day with no problems.

And that is it. Three simple steps, a few minutes of gluing and some wait time for the glue to dry and you have your very own cupcake stand for a fraction of the cost of store bought!