Tuesday, January 8, 2013

DIY Yearly Christmas Post Card Ornament


Are you all done taking down your Christmas decor... I'm slowly starting on mine. I sure am going to miss the twinkle lights all around the house :(

I hate to admit this, but I have kept all the Christmas cards since we have been married... That's 14 years worth! I swear I'm not a hoarder, craft supplies don't count!  I just hate to throw them out only because so many of them are personal picture greeting cards. There is something wrong about throwing other peoples picture away! Or is that just me! So finally I figured out what to do with them all. I've seen many of these ornaments all over Pinterest and figured this would be the perfect way to save those picture greeting cards for many years to come.


Today I will share with you a pictorial of how I made my ornament with the greeting cards we received this year.


I used a 2.5 inch diameter circle punch for my circle cut outs.




I used my Scotch-Advanced-Tape-Glider to glue the ornament together. Regular white glue was taking too long to dry, so I wiped it off. Worked way easier with the double sided tape.



Now I need to find time to make another 13 years worth... Wish me luck, hopefully I'll be done by next Christmas! Thanks for stopping by :)

Happy Crafting!

 Sharing this with my Crafty Peeps!

14 comments:

  1. love crafts, wish i had more time for them. meet on the hop http://no1food.blogspot.com/

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  2. "Now I need to find time to make another 13 years worth... Wish me luck, hopefully I'll be done by next Christmas!"
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    That's going to be a lot but you know what, why not? It is more interesting i guess. You have been featured here (www.do8urself.blogspot.com)Hope to see you there.

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    1. Hi Judy! Wow thanks so much... I'll be checking it out right now :)

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  3. what an awesome idea :) following you back!

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  4. Hi Ilda, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com), and I’m visiting from the You Like Me blog hop.

    I'm like you, I hate to throw the cards away, and the phot ones I keep in a drawer. What a creative idea of turning them into ornaments! You know, it would be a wonderful gift if you saved a few years worth of cards from the same family, then made it ornament with their photos! I'll be they would love to have them!

    Anyway, thanks for posting this. If you’ve never visited yet, I hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

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    1. Hi Anne! Thanks for coming by, glad you like the idea... Will stop by and visit soon :)

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  5. Hi Ilda,
    This is a great tutorial, and I love the ornament. What a great way to remember previous Christmases. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    Melanie @ Keep It Simple and Fun

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  6. This is so clever, I never know what to do with my Christmas cards. I am a new follower! I found your link on Flamingo Toes. I would love for you to link up to my weekly linky party Fluster Muster on Wednesday’s @ http://www.FlusterBuster.com.

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  7. Great idea! I too hate to throw those out!!!

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    1. Thanks again Diana! I know, those are so personal!

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  8. Wow, a perfect way to use the beautiful cards I receive but just collect dust in a "remembrance" drawer.

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Thanks so much for taking the time and leaving me a comment! I always love hearing from you and I appreciate you stopping by! Hugs, Ilda