Things You'll Need
- Ribbons Or Self-stick Bows
- 12-inch Length Of Yarns
- 20 Recycled Christmas Cards
- Clear Tapes
- Glue Sticks
How to Make a Christmas Card Wreath. Kids of all ages, even toddlers, will enjoy this holiday craft. And you'll be glad to find a new way to use leftover Christmas cards.
Select 20 leftover Christmas cards to use in your wreath. Look for those with contrasting colors, or choose to do a wreath in varying shades of one color (all red cards, for example).
On the back section of one of the cards, use a ruler to trace a pattern of a 2-by-4-inch rectangle. Cut it out.
Trace this shape onto the backs of the front sections of your 20 cards, and cut out the rectangle shapes.
Arrange the shapes in a circle, overlapping the edges.
Glue the cards into place at the overlapping points.
Make a bow from red or green ribbon and glue it to the top middle area of the wreath, or use a stick-on bow.
Tape a yarn loop on the back of the wreath to use as a hanger.
Write the child's name and the year on the back of the wreaths, and use them from year to year as holiday decorations. Make more than one wreath and tape them to a closet door rather than hanging them.
Parents should cut out the shapes for very young children.