Now Christmas is over and the decorations are coming down, you find yourself piled high with a myriad of Christmas cards. Instead of just throwing them away, why not be creative and have some fun with them? Not only will you help keep the waste down and be making something practical, you can save money for next year too. These crafty activities are things I used to do with my mum as a child, so it would be a fun family activity and a great way to spend time together.
Instead of spending money on labels and tags for next year, make your own. It's very simple to do.
1. Take your collection of cards and pick out the ones that would make the best tags. These will be ones that have a nice picture, are not too big can be cut into circular or rectangular shapes, and don't have any writing or images obscuring the back (otherwise you wont be able to write who your presents are addressed to).
1. Find a piece of cardboard or card; it can be any size depending on how many cards you have or how big you want your collage to be. My mum and I used to use white A3 card, but here I made use of a left over piece of brown A4 cardboard.
2. Select the cards you want to use. Unlike Christmas cards, you want a range of different size pictures. You need big pictures for the base, and smaller ones for layering and filling in the gaps. Unusual shapes will also make the collage more interesting.
3. Get a pair of scissors and cut out the pictures from the cards.