Re-Purposed Christmas Cards

January 2, 2011

Salvaging useful bits from this year's holiday cards

It’s time to clean up after the holidays and put away the Christmas decorations.  Rather than toss my Christmas cards into the recycling bin, I take a moment to cut out the parts that will make gift tags or postcards for next year’s holidays.  Do you have any other ideas for re-purposing cards or gift wrap?

Vintage clip-on earrings

My friend Carol gave me some of her mother’s vintage clip-on earrings.  I don’t wear earrings, but found some unconventional ways to use them.  I love the idea of re-purposing old things to extend their useful life.

Clip-on earrings make lovely scarf clips or brooches.  Or you can use them as little “clothespins” to hang paper cards, photos, magazine clippings that you keep for inspiration or future projects.

Earring used as a scarf embellishment.

Earring used as a scarf clip

Earring used to clip a card to a twine clothesline