How To Make Vintage Christmas Card Ornaments For The Tree
You can make vintage Christmas card ornaments from vintage Christmas cards. If you don’t have a stash of cards saved from years past you can find them at flea markets, antique shops, and on eBay. You can also use new Christmas cards for the project.
It may be too early for some of you guys to think about Christmas decorating but for all the DIYer’s out there it’s time. Hobby Lobby has had Christmas crafts in store since July…or maybe earlier.
Vintage Christmas Card Ornaments
The Christmas tree ornaments are so pretty and I put them together in no time. I chose cards with the traditional red and green colors for the ornaments. It would be easy to select cards to fit your specific color scheme.
- Christmas Cards, new or vintage
- wood star shapes and wood pieces for trunk
- template for body of tree, I cut mine from a file folder and the base is 4″-5” across.
- hot glue sticks and glue gun
I cut a template for the body of the tree from the back of one of the Christmas cards. I didn’t worry about it being perfectly symmetrical. To complete each tree you need one wood star tree topper, one square or oblong piece of wood for the trunk and a piece of twine or ribbon for the hanger.
In my book hot glue is the answer to everything. I used hot glue to put all the pieces together. The tree ornament is not heavy and I think the hot glue will do just fine.
I told you this project was easy. I was going to use some new Christmas cards too but the vintage ones were so pretty I stuck with those. You could also make the tree ornaments out of photos, drawings, magazine covers, just about anything!
This is a great craft to do with the kids. You could also get everyone together after Thanksgiving dinner and put together a few tree ornaments. I bet star ornaments from vintage Christmas cards would be pretty too. I’m just full of ideas. What other ornament shapes would be fun?
Besides being inexpensive to make the ornaments are easy to store from year to year and also easy to ship so they make perfect gifts.
What do you think? Going to give them a try?
See more Christmas projects and decor by clicking here…. Christmas Ideas
I’m really excited to be included in the Handmade Christmas Ornament hop with these talented bloggers. Click the photo links below to see the complete project.
As always, thanks for being here and have a great day, Kathy