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Round Recycled Christmas Card Ornaments

December 9, 2012 1 comment

I recycled a few more old Christmas cards into Christmas ornaments. This time I made 4 inch round ornaments from some old cards I have been saving. I used a small bowl from the kitchen to make the round circle. I just placed the bowl over the part of the card that I wanted to cut out. It worked well to place it so I could see if I was capturing all the area I wanted for the ornament. Then I just traced around the edge of the bowl with a pencil and cut out the circles.

You can read all the details on how to recycle Christmas cards into ornaments in a previous craft blog I did last month. These are really quick and easy projects and a wonderful way to recycle old Christmas cards.

Recycling Christmas Cards into Ornaments

November 18, 2012 2 comments

I like to save old Christmas cards to recycle them into new and useful items. In my recycled gift tag post, I cut them to create cute little gift tags that can be used on packages. This year I wanted to use the old cards to create some Christmas ornaments that I could send along to the troops overseas. I know they may not have a tree but they could hang these little ornaments on a knob in their vehicle or hang it in their living area. Maybe the small decoration would remind them of Christmas and bring them a little joy for the holidays.

Materials needed:
Old Christmas cards
Small hole punch
Small crochet hook C (2.75 mm) works well with the small holes
Scraps of yarn (aran, ww, or even sport yarn will work)

Cut two cards to match so that you have front and backs the same size.

Cross Bookmark

August 28, 2010 1 comment

Here are two thread crosses I crocheted with #10 thread. I used a “C” crochet hook (2.75 mm) for both. The first one I used a single strand of #10 thread and the larger one was crocheted using double strands of thread. The small one is 6″ long and the larger one is 7″. The pattern calls for a #7 steel crochet but it was too small for me as I tried to work the pattern. But now that I know how to work the pattern, I want to try it again with the steel hook.

The pattern indicates that you can use it to make a cross bookmark or ornament so I may just not add the tassel and use these for ornaments. Here is the free crochet pattern link for the cross bookmark.

This was my first real experience using thread to crochet. I got two small balls at the thrift store for 49 cents so I wanted to give it a try. I love the pretty and delicate look of thread but it’s a far cry from crocheting with recycled plastic bags like I usually do. I do love my thread crosses and hope to make more for Christmas gifts now that I’ve learned to crochet with the very thin yarn.

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