A few years ago I decided to do something creative with all the old Christmas cards I had in a box. I had been saving them for years. These were the regular old cards, not photo cards. I put all the photo cards in a scrapbook. It's great to go back and see how every one's kids have grown over the years.
But all those old regular cards ... here's what I did ...
I got out my trusty Creative Memories circle cutter ...
... and I made garland out of the cards!
I chose the best spot on the card to cut out a circle.
I think I even used a circle punch on some of the smaller ones.
Then I dug some gold thread out of my sewing box. You know, the gold thread that cost something like $11 a spool, but I absolutely had to have it in order to sew the detailed top-stitching on my oldest daughter's maiden costume when she was younger, because I decided it would be so cute to dress my kids as characters right out of history since we were studying the renaissance period? Yeah, that thread. Good thing I saved it huh? But you could use any color thread, embroidery floss, yarn, or even fishing line.
Anyhow, I sandwiched the thread between 2 circles of the same size, and used double-sided tape to hold the thread in place and stick the 2 circles together. So you can look at the garland from both sides!
I have 3 garlands put together and enough circles cut out to make a couple more. Next Christmas season I should have enough to hang them in 5 different areas.
Here it is hanging between the kitchen and family room. That's my son, supposedly doing his math, sitting at the table. I can see that my dishwasher drawers are sticking out. I never run the dry cycle on my dishwasher. I just open the thing up when it's still hot and let them air-dry. Am I the only that does that? All I know is that I constantly run into it when it's open and I have perpetual bruises on my shins.
So there ya go ... something crafty that will make you smile every time you look at it!