Upcycle your Christmas cards

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Old Christmas cards can often get left lying around or thrown in the bin after the festive season comes to an end. Reduce your waste and have fun upcycling them into 3d decorative stars.

This fun five-minute craft can be done with any old greetings cards and with our handy template, comes out perfectly every time! Follow the method below to start crafting yours.

You will need

  • Old Christmas cards (as an alternative you can use coloured card)
  • Our template
  • Pencil
  • Scissors


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    Construct your star

    Once folded, take your two triangles and fit them together using the gaps in each side of your triangle. You may need to pinch them together

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    Cut out and fold

    Using the traced line on the back of your greetings card, cut out your triangles. You'll need two in order to make your 3D star! Using the t

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    Cut out template and trace

    Cut out the template and trace around the triangle shape on the blank side of your greetings card.

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    Download and print

    To get started, download our handy Star Template and print it out.

Time required




Materials needed


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