Yesterday, I was cleaning out my cabinet and saw the shadow boxes picture frames that I use to put our family pictures. I got a flash of inspiration! Wouldn’t it be great to cut up some old Christmas cards and put them in the shadow boxes to decorate for the Christmas season?
Here are some old cards that I had lying around from my mother’s card collection. My mother was obsessed with greeting cards of all types, and she collected them like a fiend. Most of the time, she got them for free in some fashion or another, like through those annoying pleas for donations that come in the mail.
I cut out the card and put it in one of the frames. This one had a mat so it made it easier. The others did not.
Voila! Instant Christmas decorations!
Let me know what you think. Came out pretty spiffy, eh?
13 thoughts on “Repurposing (Upcycled) House Decorations: Using Shadow Boxes to Celebrate the Season”
What a great idea! I would have never thought of it. I like the one with mary and the manger scene. How pretty!
I’ll have to watch yard sales for shadow boxes. This idea could work all year.
I can’t wait for the next birthday, because I’m going to put all the old card in them.
What a good idea. I like this way of reusing old cards. Where do you find is the cheapest place to buy shadow boxes?
Actually, I bought these over eBay and they were really inexpensive. I bought some other shadow boxes (that have dried roses from my mom’s funeral in them) at Michael’s with a 50% off coupon.
Very creative! I collect cards and just put them in photo album, but I like this idea!
I love collecting cards but I have no idea what to do with them (other than stick them into a photo album). Now I can display them. 🙂
I really like that idea! I love shadow boxes!
Beautiful frames Maureen. I too love to display Christmas cards this way!