Selected vendor: A Stitching Shop - CO
Location: Denver, Colorado

Recycled Card Ornaments

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Recycled Card Ornaments

Skill Level: For all

Need a Christmas party craft idea? These handmade ornament fit neatly into an envelope for mailing, they recycle old Christmas cards, they're fast, easy, and inexpensive, and simple cookie cutters help to make the designing a no-brainer. You can also personalize them by writing a message or date on the back. This is an easy project for older kids and teens, too. (Just make sure an adult is present as they're using a hot iron.)

Materials needed:

  • cookie cutters in desired shapes 
  • old Christmas cards
  • mini iron or household iron
  • Kreinik 1/8" Iron-on Ribbon in your choice of colors (we like  6130 Red, 6225 Gold, 6300 Meadow, 6350 Green, 6010 Pearl, or 6020 Silver)
  • Kreinik #16 Iron-on Braid in your choice of colors
  • Kreinik press cloth (adhesive press cloth if using the Clover Mini Iron)
  • ironing surface
  • pen or pencil for tracing
  • scissors


1. Turn your iron on to the highest heat setting and let it heat thoroughly.

2. Meanwhile, trace the outline of the cookie cutter shape onto your Christmas cards, then cut out.

3. To begin decorating, lay your iron-on ribbon at the edge of your card design. Cover the thread with the Teflon Press Cloth, then press for several seconds until the thread adheres. Continue this way, laying the thread around the border. You may want to start and end at the top of your design so that you can leave extra thread for the loop.

4. If desired, decorate other parts of the card with the thinner iron-on braids. Always use the Teflon Press Cloth to keep the adhesive in the thread from sticking to your iron.