Reusing Your Kid’s Drawings

Valentine's cards I don’t know about you, but I’ve been at war with my son’s art. It was becoming an insurmountable pile of daily school drawings. Hating to discard it, I’ve come up with one creative way to reuse it.

In three words-homemade greeting cards.

Since Valentine’s was around the corner, I thought it was a simple way to incorporate my son’s drawings. Also, it would prevent me from having to buy cards that would end up in the trash.

I just happened to have the free (sort of since I had to pay for shipping) personalized notecards I got from Shutterfly. Then, I cut hearts from the paper and glued them on. Stamps and some washi tape finished it off.

Each card was slightly different and all were imperfect. I think in the end they made great cards for 3-year-olds.

 

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Holiday Creative Friday: 3 Ways to Reuse Your Wedding Invites

It’s been 3 years since my wedding and I still have a plastic bin stuffed with hundreds of wedding invitations. Scratch that. I got rid of all my wedding invites. In fact, I didn’t even have one left to save for myself.

What I got a ton of is save the dates. Hundreds of Tiny Prints photo cards that I’ll never use again.

But they were too pretty to toss. And too sad to recycle. So I decided that today would be the day that I finally did something with them. With Christmas coming up, it was the perfect time to upcycle them.

Here’s what I started out with:

After a few minutes of mulling it over, I realized that all I really wanted to keep was our photo. So a haphazard cut and a little help from this guy later…

Go bunny! Go bunny!!

And this is what was left: I thought it looked pretty cute with the mini clothespin I recovered here. In fact, I sort of wish we did this at our wedding too with our guests names or interesting couple fact on the back.

Then, I thought Christmas ornament!

But my favorite DIY ideas for our save the dates was to reuse them as Christmas gift tags. Not everyone may like having their photos on a gift. Feels a little narcissistic does it? But I think it’s a great way to help the little ones who can’t read yet, remember who gave them their gift.

Plus, it’s a great DIY homemade gift tag with a space to write your holiday message on the back.

It’s almost enough of a reason to order personalized cards just for that reason. Almost…

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