Lockdown Wedding Craft Ideas | Our Top 6 tips to repurpose wedding cardsby Liz Gatherer
Whilst we are all on lockdown during the Coronavirus outbreak, for most of us we are all spending lots more time at home. This may mean getting on with DIY jobs, attacking the Spring cleaning list with gusto or spending more time and effort recording the memories of a special occasion.
It got us thinking about all the wonderful wedding cards that are received on the wedding day. For some, they will simply recycle them once the cards have had their time on the mantlepiece, for others they will store the cards in a pretty box.
We have come up with some really fun and interesting ways for you to repurpose your wedding cards, browse through our 6 lockdown wedding craft ideas to repurpose wedding cards and let us know if you try any of them out!
1. Create a piece of wall art with your repurposed wedding cards
Use a heart shaped hole punch to create a fantastic piece of wall art for some fabulous lockdown wedding craft fun. If you’re not the DIY crafter type, then get in touch with Aisling from Heart Your Cards, based in Dublin, Ireland, who will create the stunning artwork for you. The first step is to bundle up your cards and post them to Aisling, she will then carefully cut the shapes from your cards without damaging any messages, she then creates the stunning artwork and will return the cards with the artwork.
We love this idea, and you can do it all over again with the greetings cards after the birth of your first child!
Photo credit: from Heart Your Card Facebook page
2. Origami decorations out of repurposed wedding cards
Get in touch with Russell from Origami by Russell and have your wedding cards turned into Christmas tree ornaments or a stunning origami piece of artwork. Russell says that the thickness of each wedding card will determine the number of folds that can be made and there are certainly many designs for you to choose from once he has received the cards from you and determined what he can make with them!
Photo credit: Origami by Russell
3. Create a Christmas decoration bauble to repurpose your wedding cards
No doubt that your wedding cards have come in a variety of different colours, one way to put this colour to good use is to shred them and then use the pieces to fill clear plastic baubles available from Hobbycraft or an online store such as Amazon. During lockdown, you'll be able to purchase the baubles online, this will be a lovely idea to while away an afternoon with craft during lockdown.
Photo credit: Fresh Shoot Studios
4. Make a collage to repurpose your wedding cards
Use your wedding cards to create a collage during lockdown, another great wedding craft idea. This can be an abstract colourful picture for the less crafty of you or a stunning picture for the more seasoned crafter! The collage can be framed and will make a wonderful addition to your home once hung on the wall, and a fabulous talking point with visitors!
Photo credit: Funky Photographers
5. Wedding card booklet | wedding card scrap book
If you would prefer to keep your wedding cards mostly intact, you can punch holes in them and insert them into a ring binder. You can cover the ring binder with paper or sticky backed plastic that matches your wedding theme or scheme. A fun idea for a lockdown wedding craft! Each year on your wedding anniversary, pull out the ring binder and enjoy reading the messages from your family and friends with your spouse over a glass of bubbly!
Photo credit: Freestocks on Unsplash
6. Personalised memories box for your wedding cards
If you absolutely cannot bring yourself to repurpose your wedding cards into something new and you definitely don’t want to recycle them, purchase a personalised keepsake memories box to keep your cards safe in.
Of course, if you are a Wedition customer, your Wedition order will arrive in a stunning keepsake box, you can repurpose this box to not only store your wedding cards, but a copy of Wedition too, along many other trinkets and mementos from the day.
Photo credit: BeUnveiled Photography
Let your wedding guests know about your wedding day crafts
If you would like a personalised wedding magazine created for your special day to celebrate your love for each other, get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org. You can include the story of how you met, the wedding details of the day including the elements you have crafted yourself, you can introduce the wedding party and include fun quizzes and games. Your guests will love receiving this unique and alternative wedding favour on the day of your wedding.
Photo credit: Hayley B Weddings