Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Making Xmas Cards out of Packaging materials and Workshops

Card Making and Recycling two things that I really like.

Soon I was thinking: "Why not try to make 1 or 2 Xmas cards out of packaging materials?" and then I made another and another and before I knew it, I had lots of ideas and cards and was thinking of sharing this fun activity with kids.

So this is one of my ideas:
I started cutting triangle shapes out of the Baked Beans Heinz packaging, Peppermint tea packaging and perfume packaging ( any white packaging that i could find around the house)

Then I used a coloured tab divider that I had and cut a rectangular shape for the background and stuck it to a blank greeting card.

Then I bought some foam squares to raise the triangle shapes. I also bought  1 meter of  nice ribbon where it said"Merry Christmas" on it, glued the little stars and a little golden ribbon and star for the tree to make a nice finish  and voila!

 Project Recipe:

  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Foam Squares
  • Little colourful stars
  • 1 meter of  a "Merry Christmas" Ribbon that you can buy in any Crafts shop (Inspiring ideas Shop in this case)
  • Food Packagings
  • 1 star and a golden ribbon but you can cut a Star or a snow flake design out of a magazine or advertising that comes through your letter box and it will do nicely.  
  • Colourful Tab divider

I will be doing a Christmas card making Workshop for kids ( 9 to 12 years old)  in:

  • Hunstown Community Center - Wednesday 11th of Dec  - from 4 to 5:30 pm
  • Mountview Youth and Community Center - Friday 13th  of Dec- from 5 to 6 pm. 
  •  Hunstown Community Center - Wednesday 19th of Dec  - from 4 to 5:00 pm
  • Mountview Youth and Community Center - Friday 20th  of Dec- from 5 to 6 pm.
 So join in!

Warm Regards
Laura A Speedwing


  1. Those are so cute! I am not crafty at all, and I admire people who are. Whoever gets one of these cards is loved, that's for sure.
    Merry Christmas!

  2. Good idea about creation of Christmas cards out of packaging materials because they are ideal for making these types of products

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