Reducing waste through upcycling, repurposing, refashioning and reloving.

Repurpose: Deck the Halls ... and make gifts!


I heart Sarah Hearts ... and her playing-card wreath! So much so, that I went on a hunt for other playing-card refabs. Since the colors are appropriate for the season, be inspired to repurpose an old deck of cards in the coming weeks!  Use them to deck the halls or make gifts (16 projects)

  
The above-mentioned playing-card wreath


Playing card gift tags ... of course!  (via Vixen Inc)


Or a little gift box? Instructions here and here


Streamers .... 


Bedazzled tree ornaments


Care of Amanda (from Be Sweet) blogging for Tatertots and Jello ... this made me think "advent calendar". But it would also be sweet art in a kid's room.


Speaking of kids, this Little Playing Card House in the Big Woods made my jaw drop a tad. Complete DIY with a ton of photos here.


No tutorial for this lampshade but you can find instructions for creating a similar shape here


A cute stocking stuffer? Playing-card hair clips care of 365 Do-overs.


These button-card flowers are worth a second look ... the cutting involved looks like fun! 


There are always packs of mini cards in Christmas crackers ... now you know what to do with them!(via etsy)


Trashion jewelry by Joolz. Very inspiring ... and a great picture! 


Yes - completely over the top. But you want to keep looking right? Click through for full size images.


Use old cards to make a bag and / or wallet. Image from More of This and That. Complete DIY at We Make Cool Things


And finally, because it's really clever, use a playing card to create a super-simple solar-powered battery charger - DIY care of Mods n Hacks