16 Nov 2011

Tutorial: Recycled Christmas-card with crochet scallop edge

Do you also find it difficult to throw away old Christmas cards?
Here’s a way to give them a second life.
Add a crochet scallop edge, some beads and buttons and a loop.
Tada…an old Christmas card is transformed in a lovely ornament.



                 What do you need:
                      ·         Christmas card
                      ·         Cotton or wool yarn
                      ·         Crochet needle  (I use a 2.5 )
                      ·         Needle to punch holes
                      ·         Soft board to protect your table
                      ·         Some beads or buttons

Use your needle to punch holes around the ede of the card
Start by punching holes in the corners and then try to evently space them apart.

Start with a  slip stitch in one hole, than make 3 or 4 chain stitches 
(depends on the space between the two holes) , than one slip stitch in the next hole.


Repeat this until you reach the hole in the corner.
Make one slip stitch, 4 chain stitches, and one slip stitch in the same corner hole.


crochet this way around the edge of the card.


To make a scallop  I crochet under a chain loop: 
1 slip stitch, 1 single crochet, 2double stitches, 1 single stitch, 1 slip stitch.

Work your way around all loops.

Crochet a loop from chain stitches at the top of the card


Hang  beads or buttons at the bottom


and your recycled Christmas card is finished!

Ofcourse you can use different colors, shapes or decorations.
Have fun!
Groeten, Corry



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79 comments:

  1. This seriously is a must, must, must do. And the sooner the better...Fabulous. And this project totally rocks.

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  2. They look so good, such a clever idea! :)
    Vivienne x

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  3. This is such a darling idea and so many possibilities for using it! Thank you for sharing :-)

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  4. Very cute and creative! Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. Very cute and great idea for recyling special cards!

    Thanks for sharing, Carolyn

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  6. Great idea! I love all those pretty cards you had from the past years, and they look even prettier with the embellishments. Thanks for sharing this creative project.
    Gloria x

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  7. I love this idea, and will give it a try myself. I might use it to make little mini cards to tie onto Christmas gift packages.

    Thank you for the inspiration. xo

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  8. I had to put this post on my regular favorites list so I can come back and follow the directions.Darling idea.I think you would like the arts and crafts book that I'm giving away right now.Check it out-Denise

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  9. Ha Corry, wat een leuke post, heerlijke plaatjes! Ik weet het, dit is een erg fijn werkje om te doen. En je resultaten zijn prachtig! Mooi effect als je twee kleuren garen gebruikt, en een paar kraaltjes er onder maken het helemaal af.

    Dankjewel voor de mooie inspiratie!

    liefs van Maaike

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  10. Absolutely beautiful and a great idea!
    Maureen

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  11. ΦΑΝΤΑΣΤΙΚΟ!!
    ΠΟΛΥ ΠΟΛΥ ΟΜΟΡΦΟ!!!

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  12. Wat een ontzettend leuk idee, heb dochtertje van 9 die graag haken wil leren....vooral 1e rand leuk om te beginnen en gelijk resultaat!
    Super!

    Groetjes Jenny
    www.creamijn.nl

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  13. Wonderful, thank you for this tutorial! I will definitely use it!

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  14. Het ziet er geweldig uit! Zo simpel maar groots resultaat!!!

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  15. Such a great idea!!!

    Thank you!

    Best wishes
    Anne

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  16. Lovely, lovely!! I will look for old Christmas cards later today. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Superleuk! Nu nog de steken vertalen...

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  18. I love this project, Great work.

    Greetz Francoise

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  19. Hello!
    Thank you sooo much for sharing this lovely tutorial!
    I bought a beautiful crochet card tree heart decoration from you last year for my daughter...she LOVED it, but now perhaps I can attempt making one myself.
    Thank you!
    LOVE PEACE enJOY
    Julie
    x

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  20. Leuk idee! Nu alleen nog even kaarten van vorig jaar opzoeken. Groetjes, Anne-Marie

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  21. Wat een superleuk idee, ik ga gelijk op zoek naar mijn oude (nieuwe kan ook..) kerstkaarten! Bedankt voor weer een goed idee!

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  22. Heel leuk idee hoor, dankjewel voor de duidelijk uitleg, groetjes Roos x

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  23. Super leuk idee , ik krijg er gelijk helemaal zin in :)
    groetjes
    trudette

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  24. I LOVE this idea! I sometimes make favourite postcards into simple little hangers, but this crochet border Christmas card idea is really special...thank you for sharing it.
    Helen x

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  25. Oh wat een fantastisch leuke tutorial is dit! Ik heb het vorig jaar al hier en daar gezien natuurlijk, maar dit is zo duidelijk, haha, misschien kan ik het zelf ook wel ;)
    Bedankt hoor!

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  26. So adorable! Your cheery colors and sweet projects always make me smile. I'm starting a Christmas colored granny pillow today, thanks to your inspiration!
    Cheers, Andrea

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  27. great idea!
    nice to meet you.
    ilaria
    ;)

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  28. Echt een super idee! Heel leuk.
    groetjes
    Annemieke

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  29. What a great idea!
    Just lovely :-)

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  30. I love this idea. I get so many nice cards at Christmas, now I can re-purpose them in a really pretty way. Thank you!

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  31. Many thanks for sharing with us! i will try!

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  32. what a great use for those beautiful cards!!
    thanks for this tuto!

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  33. Ohh bedankt voor het delen van dit toffe idee. Al vaker heb ik ergens een randje langs gehaakt en dan altijd op een festonsteek, ik kreeg het maar nooit mooi. Nu zie ik dat jullie er lossen tussen haken, pfft zo eenvoudig en ik ben er maar niet opgekomen. thanks.

    Liefs, Jolanda

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  34. Wat een stijlvolle uitvoering van een superleuk idee. Mijn naasten zullen zeker zo'n mooi bewerkte kaart van ons krijgen.

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  35. Wat een leuk idee en wat een goede tutorial, bedankt!

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  36. Zo leuk! Dit moest ik gewoon op Pinterest zetten!

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  37. wat een geweldig idee! ze zien er prachtig uit. dankjewel voor de tutorial!

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  38. It's so lovely. Thank's for the tutorial.

    Love,
    Pingkan

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  39. Corry, het is écht waar ... sinds je logje van vlak na de kerst van voriig jaar hangt er bij mij aan de binnekant van de voorraadkastdeur een plastic tas met de mooiste kerstkaarten om op deze manier gerecyceld te worden. Ik was er tóen heleemaal weg van en nu ook weer of eigenlijk nog steeds.
    Van mijn gehaakte poppendekentje heb ik prachtig kleurtjes garen over en nu ga ik dus beslist aan de slag met de kaarten.
    Heel erg bedankt voor de reminder!!! Deze zijn schittterend.
    Groetjes van Corrie

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  40. Heb ook nog wat leuke ontvangen kerstkaarten liggen, die ik niet weg kon gooien... Superleuk idee en mooi gemaakt. Groeten van Sandra

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  41. Simply splendid! Love, xxx Alessandra

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  42. Wat een mooi en leuk idee!!!
    Toffe blog.

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  43. Ze zijn mooi ♥ Leuk idee :)

    Groetjes van Marian

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  44. How lovely! I used to crochet around cards, photos, plastics and beer cans. Your card brought back many memories for me. Thanks for sharing.

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  45. Lovely idea! Thanks a lot for sharing it! I´ve done one and intend to do another! Here is my link: http://linhasimaginarias.blogspot.com/2011/12/azul.html
    Happy Holidays, from Brazil!

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  46. super idee! ik was zelf al aan de gang met een ornament van een armband in het midden, maar daar past vaak net niet een leuk plaatje in.

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  47. Hi!

    that is just precious. But i did not get how you did it :-((

    P

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  48. Geweldig idee!

    Dank je wel!

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  49. I always try to recycle old Christmas cards and this is a great idea.

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  51. I to have a hard time tossing out old greeting cards of any kind. I love your idea with the adding of the beads and the way you edge the cards. They are so beautiful, I will be sure to try your idea on my Christmas cards. Thanks for sharing!

    Susan of Oxnard, Ca

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  52. waue what a super idea thank you
    and have a happy new year

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  53. Creativity on card is never see before , best card with cotton work.
    Plastic Card printing
    plastic cards

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  54. Hello,
    Thank you so much about this great tutorial. It's just adorable! Since a long time that I keep Christmas cards so I'm happy because I'll try do that.
    Have a look at my blog I’ll be glad.

    Hugs from Portugal

    Ana Love Craft

    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  55. hello, I found your blog and I've been looking at it all day. as soon as I found this, I had to make some. Thanks for the awesome tutorial. I made one for my family out of an old card that would have gotten thrown away. now that I know how easy and fun it is, I'll be making more, some to hang up, and some to give out.

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  56. QUEDAN PRECIOSAS Y DIFERENTES.
    SALUDITOS

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  57. Super idee! Mooie blog ook! Ik zal het zeker eens proberen voor kerstmis, bedankt!!!
    Emilia
    emilanahaken.blogspot.be

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  58. These are quite lovely. Thanks for the tutorial - nice to now have something to make with some of the beautiful cards

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  59. Hola y gracias por el tutorial. Quiero decorar una postal de navidad y me has dado una idea.
    besos

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  60. amei de paixão esses cartões!

    Parabéns!!!!

    bjs
    Paty

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  61. Adorable card with eye pleasing shades that attract audience a lot and the way you embellish it is inspiring..

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  62. A quick note only to let you know that I wrote a bit about your cards in my post:
    http://madamerenard.blogspot.it/2012/12/perfect-projects-for-christmas-time.html
    Bye,
    Silvia

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  63. I found you via Madame Renard today! And i am so glad I did!

    To be honest, i remember seeing many such cards and bits of cards when i was growing up - similar to these - but i never saw one that i thought was pretty.

    But YOURS are beautiful and have stolen my heart!!! AND I am very excited about applying my newly acquired crochet skills and making some following your excellent tutorial!

    Thank you for opening my eyes to pretty new possibilities!!

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  64. Corry - Found this post from a pin on Pinterest. What a great idea, thank you so much for sharing!!

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  65. Hi excellent blog post. I really appreciates with your article. Thanks for sharing great stuff for Recycled Cards

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  66. I am excited about your card ideas. It would be so much fun crafting. Would love to add them on my Pinterest board. Despite the numerous digital cards, I may say I am still a fan of handmade Christmas cards . God bless you in all you do!

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Thank you :)
Groeten, Heleen en Corry

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