Thursday, November 5, 2015

Button Tree Reusable Christmas Card

As part of my Christmas Shouldn't Cost the Earth series this year, I've been making some Reusable Upcycled Denim Christmas Cards.  
I created them because I feel that Christmas Cards are quite wasteful in that they are 'single use' then thrown out.

These cards are more eco-friendly, first of all because they are made from upcycled materials, denim from jeans, card from cereal boxes and fabric scraps, buttons and ribbon; but also because they have a clear pocket on the inside where you can insert your personal greeting. This can then be removed and replaced and the card resent to someone else the following year!

This card was made white denim from a pair of old jeans, fabric scraps and buttons for the tree.

The other upcycled reusable cards I've made so far are:

If you're interested in making your own - you can find the tutorial here.

To see more ideas for eco- and budget friendly Christmas Crafts - take a look at my

And keep coming back as I'm adding more projects and ideas all the time - like yesterday's round up of

I'll be linking this post to many of the fabulous linky parties whose pretty buttons and direct links can be found on my linky party page.


  1. Hello Jill,
    Via your IPhone you are sending spam mails, today was the second time, I didn't click on the links in the mails. The problem is that all email adresses of the people you are sending the mails to, are visible for anybody. I did send you a private message via Instagram before, but you did not respond to that. Hope you will solve the problem!
    Have a great weekend!

    1. Hi Elisabeth,
      I'm so sorry you've received spam mails, I'm not sure how this is happening but I have nothing to do with it. I don't even have an iphone! I can assure you that I would never give out other people's emails. I have also had some spam emails recently with the same name as mine on them - but looking at the email address they come from - it's not mine. I'm sorry but there's nothing I can do about spam from other emails. I also haven't received your message on instagram. :(


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