Besides my felt peppermint wreath, another favorite decoration at our home is this set of decoupaged J-O-Y letters . . . I made them from upcycled Christmas cards! Click here for complete instructions as well as links to lots of other fun, crafty Christmas projects. ♥
Now the professor has an idea on what to do with them! Do you do this every year?
No, just once so far . . . I need to collect some more ideas! 🙂
I love this it loks great
Thank you, Gemma! 🙂
Another clever idea with a wonderful result! On a different topic – how do you make it snow on your blog? It’s very cool!
Here are the directions for the snow . . . super easy, and it lasts until January 4! 🙂 http://sharechair.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/snow-for-your-blog/
Wonderful!!!! Love “upcycling”!!!!!!!!
I do, too . . . I need to find lots more Christmas card ideas to go with this one! 🙂
The actual card “themes” kinda get lost when decoupaged and becomes just neat colors. I am sure there are many more ideas out there!! Hugs………
I use to decopage a lot , before becoming a homeschooling mother… Love this!
Thank you, Tracey! Decoupage seems to be “back” now . . . I’ve seen so many fun projects on Pinterest and blogs. And I’d forgotten how much fun it is! 🙂
Very cool – love this design!
Thank you, Mary! 🙂
These are absolutely gorgeous!!!! 🙂
Thank you! Last year I hung them on the wall, but this year they’re propped on the mantel. They make me smile! 🙂
What a great way to recycle! I always feel bad throwing away such pretty Christmas cards at the end of the season.
Thank you, Stefanie! I need to collect a bunch more ideas, since I can’t even put mine in the recycle box! 🙂
I haven’t decoupaged in years! Nice!
I hadn’t either . . . but I love getting out my Mod Podge again! 🙂
This is great! Will be saving my Christmas cards.
Yay! I can’t wait to see what you make, Marla! 🙂
That’s fantastic! It’s always a little sad when, sometime in January, you have to make a decision to toss those cards… What a great way to preserve at least parts of them!
I’ve always kept mine until the next Christmas . . . but even then I never want to put them in the recycling box! And they do have such lovely bits of art on them . . .
I just love all your ideas!!
What a sweet thing to say . . . thank you, Barb!
I love this idea!
Thank you, Eunice! 🙂
love this…and it came to mind…maybe one of those big stars… like your daughter-in-law did with the photos…
What a GREAT idea, Marilyn! I must try that! And if you make one, be SURE to put it on your blog so we can all see it! 🙂
Love the vibrant colors you picked to do this project.
Thank you, Laurie! It was fun choosing the little bits and getting them in just the right spot. 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
I am definitely going to do this – a great way of using favourite Christmas cards.
Yay!!! Be sure to show us what you make! 🙂
Katherin, you are sooooo creative!!!
Pam, you’re sooooo sweet to say that!!! 🙂
Such a gorgeous idea! Christmas and up cycling combined!! 🙂
Thank you, Mandy!
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My favorite word…JOY!
Mine, too! 🙂
What a creative way to re-cycle those Christmas cards! Someday, when I can bare to do something with mine, I will do that. For now, I keep them in a basket that I put out from year to year. It’s nice to go back and read them and see the lovely hand made ones.
I love your tradition, Ginny! I have several years’ worth of cards my daughter-in-law Shannon has made, and I hang them on a mobile every December. I have others that I’ve kept a long time, too, and probably always will. 🙂
Fab use of old Christmas cards. You have such good ideas.
Thank you for the sweet compliment, Ms. Rosy! 🙂
Lovely and so artistic, love this!
Thank you, Ayesha! 🙂
Love these decoupaged letters! So festive!
Thank you! 🙂
I’ve been thinking of making a collaged wreath using Christmas images. I’m now very inspired by how well your letters turned out!
What a great idea! I can’t wait to see it! 🙂
I remember these from last year. They are so pretty! Love the bright colors and great recycling project.
Thank you, Linda! 🙂
These are so sweet. My good friend Joy would really love them. Hmmm….it is a handmade Christmas.
I hadn’t even thought about this also being a lovely name! 🙂
Great idea for next year. I already have loads of lovely cards sent to me – good way to show off their lovely designs a second time.
And it’s a FUN summer project . . . then tuck it away and “surprise” yourself with it when you unpack the Christmas decorations! 🙂
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I just LOVE this !!!! Its bringing me such JOY!!! I now know what I am doing With my Christmas cards this year!!!!! THANKS…rosebudinnh
I’m so glad you like it! Can’t wait to see what you make . . . happy new year! 🙂
I love these! So colorful and “joyous”!
Thank you, Sharon! I kind of hated to take them down after Christmas . . . but I still have the JOY in my heart! Happy New Year! 🙂
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