Thursday, July 14, 2011

Christmas in July with Storkie + Fun Crafts for the Whole Family

Take a break from the summer heat with a little bit of Christmas in July. This can be a fun rainy day activity or it's great for one of those days when it's just too darned hot to play outside! With these simple crafts, your family can turn everything like junk mail and old greeting cards into ornaments, gift tags and more with a little glue, craft scraps and creativity. You can make a day out of it or just spend a couple of hours making a craft, then select and order this year's Christmas cards. This Christmas in July activity gives everyone something to do and you'll already have a head start on  your Christmas to do list!

I have some fantastic crafts that are suitable for any age and for your cards, check out Storkie. has a huge selection of modern, classic and unique Christmas cards. The selection includes photo cards, cards without photos, holiday address labels and seals plus anything else you might want this holiday season. Storkie's cards are easy to personalize, high quality, affordable and their turnaround time is super fast. 
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Turn everything from junk mail and old magazines to greeting cards and magnets into fun, easy crafts that your whole family will love. You can use any old greeting cards that you have on hand - they don't have to be Christmas. Turn them into basic gift tags easily-cut the cards into fun shapes and decorate them with markers, stickers, glitter - anything you want! When the tags are dry, you can punch a hole in the top and add a ribbon. Just store the tags in a ziploc bag and that's it. If you want fancier tags, Martha Stewart has a great how to post on turning old greeting cards into monogrammed tags, garland and more. Go here for detailed instructions and great ideas. There are also some great ideas for turning junk mail into decorations or crafts at Junk Mail Gems.
One thing we love to do is take old magnets and decorate them - the little ones in my family love to give them as gifts and decorate the fridge with their creations. Recycle old cards by turning them into holiday (or any type) magnets. Here's how we turned our ugly old refrigerator magnets into cute little decorations:
You'll need - 
magnets (we use the ones that you get free at the pharmacy or pizza place - they are flexible and easy to decorate) 
glue (we used hot glue gun or tacky glue) 
fabric scraps, old greeting cards, ribbon, markers, magazines, old books, etc.
We just cut the magnets into whatever shapes we want and cover them with whatever scrap wrapping paper, magazine pictures, pages from old books, greeting cards, etc. Then decorate with markers, paint or whatever you want. For more detailed instructions, check out this post on

Disclosure: This is a sponsored and compensated post through Global Influence and Storkie. All opinions are my own however.