Fun Ways to Recycle Greeting Cards

What can you do with greeting cards you receive for birthdays, holidays and special events? Here are a few ways you can reuse all those special cards in crafts and activities.

12+ Ways to Recycle Cards for craft and activities with the whole family

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We often receive beautiful cards in the mail and want to enjoy them for a long time. In order to get the most benefit out of the cards and their messages it's helpful to recycle them into something practical like a gift tag, or meaningful like kids art, or decorative like ornaments. 

These ideas from family bloggers will give you just the inspiration you need to make something wonderful from those treasured cards.

Grab your scissors and glue and let's start crafting!


Art and craft projects for kids

Recycled greeting cards crafts for kids


Cut flower images from cards to make a summer garden.

Create winter scenes  with trees and cotton fluff snow. 

Paper chains  are fun to make with long strips cut from cards. / Creative Family Fun

Sewing cards are a great fine motor activity for kids. / Childhood 101

Creative Christmas cards can be designed with pieces of old cards. / Rainy Day Mum

Thank You cards are fun for kids to make and decorate. / Red Ted Art

Garland is easy to make with shapes cut from cards. / Learning 4 Kids

Make puzzles while practicing scissor skills. / Little Bins for Little Hands

Build love bug critters with cardboard from cards. / Red Ted Art


DIY Crafts

DIY crafts using recycled greeting cards 


Make a gift box out of a Christmas card. / What's Up Fagans 

Christmas ornaments are fun to make. / There's Just One Mommy

Recycle old cards into amazing new ones. / Kitchen Counter Chronicle

A gift tag can be cut out in the shape of a sweater. / What's Up Fagans

Family photos can be put in a re-designed photo frame. / What's Up Fagans

Make a pull-string party cracker with old cards. / Ruffles and Rain Boots 


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