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The Green Life: Green Your Greeting Cards: Craft Projects

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December 23, 2009

Green Your Greeting Cards: Craft Projects

Turn greeting cards into ornaments, gift tags, or magnets Holiday correspondence certainly spreads cheer, but it also consumes trees and increases waste. This week, we'll show you how to reuse, recycle, and rethink greeting cards. 

Tip #3: Get Crafty

With a little bit of ingenuity, used holiday cards can be refashioned into new creations. Earlier this week, Green Life readers suggested that old greeting cards could be reincarnated as gift tags, postcards, and tree ornaments. Other options for creative reuse include holiday-themed magnets or placemats. If you're feeling ambitious, check out Squidoo's instructions for turning cards into small boxes, baskets, luminaries, journals, and other items.

Share your tips: What can you make with holiday cards?

The Green Life will take a holiday break starting tomorrow, but we'll be back with new posts on Jan. 4. In the meantime, peruse our archives for a wealth of green-living tips.

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