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Thursday, 8 December 2011

Upcycling - Christmas Cards. #2

No Sew Christmas Bunting.

Start off with a wide-ish Christmas card from last year.  About 12cm wide.

Cut front of card away from back.

Mark centre of card front on the back of bottom end. (The top of illustration should be at the widest end of your piece).

Rule a line from this mark to both top corners.


Once again rule a line on smaller pieces from  bottom corner of triangle to centre of cut edge.

Cut along this drawn line and you should now have five pieces as shown above.

Form a 'crown' shape with the longest narrowest strips and use staples to hold together.
There are two of these shapes.
One will be a napkin holder, the other a place card.

Punch circle from backs of cards, write names on circles and staple to upturned 'crown' to form a place card.

Repeat the above until the required amount is achieved.

Use the back of the card for notes, shopping lists, etcetera.

To complete the bunting staple the bunting shaped cards to a strip of ribbon. Alternate between the large and small shapes.
Use whatever ribbon you have on hand that might be suitable.
I used gold ribbon left over from last year's gifts for the above bunting.
For my larger bunting I used some cotton tape that I'd purchased from the op-shop with a whole lot of haberdashery.
If you wish add lots of glitter by outline edges with glitter glue.

I've linked to Artful Affirmations
Visit Terri at Artful Affirmations to see 
what others have been making in preparation for Christmas.


  1. Just gorgeous! I love that you are recycling old Christmas cards and using up things you already have. The matching napkin ring and name holder is fab too!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us all.

  2. Thanks Terri, nice of you to drop by!

  3. Hi sweet pea have just found you will have to keep this recycled card banner in mind for next christmas.
    thanks all the best in 2012

  4. Dear Anon, glad you liked it. You might want to check out my recycled Christmas card tags...they were a real hit and I will most certainly be making them next Christmas.


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