How to use greeting cards as Home Decor (and More)

By thewriteDuffy •  Updated: 11/07/21 •  3 min read

I’m not usually a crafty person but I am quite sentimental and always looking for ways to create meaningful decor pieces in my home, especially around the holidays.

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1. Using Greeting cards as wall art

It may seem like an odd idea, but greeting cards can be a great way to decorate a blank wall simply by repurposing those old greeting cards as wall art.

The best part is that it will give you a chance to show off your favorite celebration and/or let your guests know how much you appreciate their presence in your life.

There are a few ways to do it. Which one you choose will depend a bit on your style, your space, aand what cards you’re hoping to display, so let’s review some of the options:

Framing Greeting Cards

It’s actually very easy to transform old greeting cards into beautiful wall art. Intricate birthday, thinking of you, and celebration cards

The simplest way is just to find a beautiful frame that works with a particular spot in your home and hang it like any other piece of art. Grouping several different cards in complimentary frames to create a small gallery always looks great, and you can personalize them by buying a slightly larger phrame and laying them on top of some decorative scrapbook paper.

If frames aren’t your style, you can create something a little more special like a shadow box piece or something more unique — I love this hanging photo display I found over on Amazon because you can hang photos, greeting cards, or even small souvenirs like seashells or flowers to create something unique in a fun boho-chic style.

Greeting Card Collage

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2. Using Greeting Cards to create a Wreath

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This video from The Retro Farmhouse gives you a quick tutorial on how to make one of these wreathes:

Bonus Idea: Reuse Them AS Postcards

After a year or two of displaying your cards, you’re going to have a lot of them.

Here’s a quick project that’s so simple I’m almost embarrassed to share it:

Instead of throwing away the cards you get in the mail, turn them into postcards.

First cut off the top of the card, and either toss that half in the recycling bin or if you’re particularly sentimental about the message inside it, I like to keep that half next to a photo in a nice holiday photo album.

We like to use a corner shaper from the craft store to round our corners.

Then stick on a stamp, and you have a whole new postcard ready to go.

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