Thank you cards using left over Wrapping Paper!

by mediocremum on 29/12/2012

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thank you cardsWhat on earth can you do with all the left over wrapping paper?  It takes you ages to wrap them and about 5 seconds for the kids to tear them apart.  If I’m honest we do burn a lot of it but I do hold a small selection back for crafting.

I’ve done this in the past for Birthdays but decided to do it again for Christmas as it’s incredibly easy.  I’m a bit of a stickler for Thank you cards as I feel it’s very important  but do find them taxing at times.

You will need

  • Selection of wrapping paper
  • PVA glue
  • Water
  • A4 paper
  • Prit Stick
  • Scissors
  • Wiggly Scissors (Pinking or Scalloped)
  • A4 Card – any colour will do.

How to:

  1. Tear the wrapping paper into piecesthank you cards
  2. Mix a bit of PVA glue and water
  3. Cover the A4 paper, the more random the better using the PVA GlueThank You cards
  4. Leave to dry
  5. Cut out a random selection of shapes.  We chose hearts as it as for Thank you cards, but you could be a bit more creative and cut out a big T and Y for Thank (24)
  6. Cut the A4 card in half and then fold to make A5 cards.
  7. Use the Prit Stick to Glue the shapes on the front of the cards
  8. You can use the wiggly scissors to cut the edges of the card.

Voila you’re done!

If you decide to have a go I’d love to see the results!  I’d also love more ideas for using up some of this paper.

I hope you’ve had a fabulous Christmas!






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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 G December 29, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Brilliant and so simple. I would have never have thought of it myself. I shall try it out though! Cheers


2 mediocremum December 29, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Wish I could claim it was my idea, but thanks to good old Google!


3 Sue December 29, 2012 at 8:16 pm

That’s such a good idea and be great to make a card for someone using the wrapping paper that they sent you!


4 mediocremum December 29, 2012 at 8:44 pm

and it’s so easy! If I can do it anyone can! :-)


5 Nikki Thomas December 29, 2012 at 8:42 pm

That is a genius idea! I am definitely going to do that!


6 mediocremum December 29, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Photos please!


7 Midlife Singlemum December 29, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Excellent idea. And not just for thank yous. You could make enough cards for card situations throughout the year. Even number cards for upcoming birthdays e.g. if your child is in year 2 they may be going to need a few 7s.


8 mediocremum December 29, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Fab idea!!! Will save us a fortune on cards!


9 Claire December 30, 2012 at 10:29 am

Your cards look lovely! I use the thick, posh wrapping paper for making crackers for next Christmas.

In the days of having a lot of time on my hands, I made little envelopes from wrapping paper, stuck them on a card and filled it with lavender for drawer fresheners.

And being a bit of a Scrooge, I buy next years wrapping paper in the sales.


10 Actually Mummy... December 30, 2012 at 11:08 am

You’ve done your thank you cards already??? *feels inferior*


11 stickyfingerstuff January 1, 2013 at 1:37 pm

i feel very honoured to have received one of these lovely cards, especially as it was delivered by the artist herself


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