Written by Kate Curry
Do you have some old cards that you want to pep up and upcycle? I’ll show you how to give your plain old cards a little something-something, and all you’ll need is some scissors, glue, and those yarn scraps from your last project!
Scrap yarn - for my cards I had some left over worsted weight silk yarn, sparkle worsted weight silk yarn, and lace weight silk yarn
Glue - I used hot glue
Old cards or cardstock paper
Time To Upcycle!
Step One: Sketch out the words, shapes, or patterns you want to add to your card. This is helpful stencil for when you start gluing down your yarn strands.
Step Two: If you’re using a hot glue gun, plug that puppy in. While that is warming up, prep your scrap yarn. Cut your yarn into workable strands so that you won’t have to cut while you’re gluing at the same time.
Step Three: Once your glue is ready to go, add small strokes of glue to your card and press your yarn into the glue. Don’t worry about any extra yarn hanging off the edges - we’ll clean those up later!
Step Four: Let the glue dry for a few minutes before you start snipping off the excess yarn.
And now you have gorgeous, handmade, upcycled cards to send to your loved ones!