It is always a fun part of the holiday season giving and receiving Christmas cards. But what can you do with them after the holidays? It is often a shame simply to throw them out - they have beautiful
snow scenes and many of them now have sentimental value. So what can you do
Choose a theme, such as "Santa Claus is Coming to Town"
Cut out the pictures and arrange them on a piece of cardboard (a cereal box is
ideal)Glue the pictures to the cardboard using PVA and then brush glue on the
top of the pictures which will give a clear strong glossy finish. After it
dries, cut in puzzle size pieces with craft knife.
Christmas Gift Tags:
This is so easy. Cut the front of an old Christmas card or just the picture from any greeting card. Punch a hole and place ribbon through it.
It's that simple and could save a lot of expense.
Your local craft store sells wooden plaques in all different shapes and sizes. Paint or stain the wood. After it dries, use
PVA to glue the picture to the plaque. Put another coat of PVA glue over the picture for a glossy finish. This can be great in place of a holiday card or Christmas card.
Glue your pictures to cardboard. (You
may want to paint the bottom of the cardboard first.) Laminate or use clear contact paper.
Your favourite designs can be framed and hung on the wall
especially watercolour or acrylic painted greetings cards. Or artfully arrange a few personalized greeting cards in one frame
to form a collage.
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If you would like to know how to paint
a snow scene, make a greetings card or how to make a beautiful framed picture
form one of my watercolour greetings cards simply follow the Art and Craft links
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