Pine Cone Frames

I love saving the cards that we get over the holiday time
and I have been saving Christmas cards
since my husband and I got married 5 1/2 years ago.
My husband tells me every year to just toss them out since they only take up space.
He is right, but I just can't bring myself to throw them away - they are special.
Who knows, maybe in 20 years
I'll dig out the boxes and boxes of cards and read them....
But not likely :)
So I figured I might as well enjoy the pretty cards at Christmas time
by using them for decoration.
 I saw these frames in a Martha Stewart book that my aunt-in-law sent me.
I decided to add the cards to give it a pretty Christmas look.

You Will Need:
Christmas cards
hot glue

Cut your card in half so that you have only the front of the card.
Cut off the pine cone scales.
Apply a dab of hot glue to the scale 
and place it on the edge of the card.
Layer them all around the edges.
Apply a dab of hot glue onto the center of the back
and place a strip of ribbon onto it.
Then press a small circle over the ribbon.

I also made some Christmas card magnets to hang on the refrigerator 
so that my kitchen looks festive for the season.

To see my recycled Christmas card tree,
click here.

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Meeha Meeha said...

This is so cute, Stephanie! The little pine cone scales are so delicate!

Dieneke said...

What a great idea to recycle those old Christmas-cards!
The paintings are so cozy.
Have a wonderful Chrismas time!

twinpeakprimitives said...

Those are looking just gorgeous!
I do not believe my eyes; you are creating such beauties with only simple things such as pine cones!!!
Very very well done!
Hugs and kisses

Life and Breath and Everything Else said...

Very cute! I didn't realize pine cones would look so nice taken apart like that. Neat!

Unknown said...

You sure are a Crafty Queen! I can't wait what you can come up next! See you soon my friend!

Merlesworld said...

That's a pretty good idea are they hard to make.

Janice Kay Schaub said...

what a great idea for old cards. I kept all my cards for ever, and just last year I sorted them and threw most away, I kept some that were special or that gave me ideas of things to draw. Anyway............loved this post
Luv Janice

Vanessa said...

Hi, Stephanie

This is a great idea for a rustic look. I saw some doing this but with a pine cone to make a tree.


Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

I am so fascinated by how amazing these look! I pinned it! Hope to give it at try!

Conniecrafter said...

very cool, I love the idea of using them for magnets to decorate the fridge!

Housewife59 said...

Wow! I would never have thought of that - it's a great idea. Thank you

Unknown said...

They look amazing...I'm your newest follower from Thumping Thursday, would love if you could come by and follow back?

Unknown said...

so clever. love.

The boys and I will be boarding a plane soon in search of holidays with loved ones and snow-- oh my goodness we may just freeze our little island toes off, but I wanted to stop by here first, to:

Thank you for being a sweet part of last week's An Aloha Affair.
And, to personally invite you to join us again today.


Anonymous said...

That is a real neat idea too! Thanks for sharing. :)

Gail Dixon said...

What a clever idea! Love what you created.

Debbie said...

Those look beautiful Stephanie! I love the photo with the church and deer drinking at the water. So peaceful.

Blessings to you!

Candy C. said...

What a lovely blog you have Stephanie! Great photos and fun craft ideas! The pinecone frames are just too, too cute!! :)

Audrey said...

Great idea. Look really nice.
Happy Christmas.
Audrey Z.

Debbie @DewdropGables said...

What a great way to reuse the cards from past Christmases! And the frames look so cool...they look time-consuming but very much so worth it. Great job!
Debbie :)

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Very creative and cute! Looks so pretty!

the cape on the corner said...

wow, what a great idea!

Donna Wilkes said...

I do save my cards in a big basket and love to take them out each year and read over them. Love the idea of making them magnets. The pine cone frames are beautiful.

Cecilia said...

I love it! What a great way to enjoy those cards another year. Popping over from The Dedicated House Make it Pretty Monday Party! Now following.

HannahW said...

What a great way to repurpose cards! Thanks for sharing this with us at Eco-Kids Tuesday!

Kate M said...

You are so innovative - I would never have thought to use pine cone scales - these are fabulous.

Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick said...

Very clever! Thank you for linking up with the Clever Chicks this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

Merry Christmas!
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick

Vee said...

Love this! Hope that you saw my link to a bird made out of a Christmas card. There are probably oodles of things to do with old cards. I want to do something special with the wonderful messages and even the signatures. Some have become very meaningful to me.

Carrie said...

We save our Christmas cards from year to year and pick one out every night to pray for the family that sent it to us.
This is a great creative way to reuse the cards too.
Thanks for linking up to Think Tank Thursday. This week's party is up and running. Hope to see you there.

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