Guys, the holidays are upon us鈥 are you ready? As amazing as this season is, preparing for the holidays can get a little overwhelming. There鈥檚 just so much to do: tree trimming, decking out your home, wrapping presents, etc. We can all agree that everything on our holiday mental checklist is fun, but the list can also get stressful and expensive real fast. Holiday hacks are necessary to keep the season merry and bright! Today, we are showing three easy holiday decor DIYs you can make out of one of the most accessible items ever: greeting cards.

It probably comes as no surprise that, here at Brit + Co, we love cards. But sometimes we buy cards and forget to send them out. If you鈥檙e like us, you might have a stash of beautiful cards that are just begging to be put to use. Well鈥 the holidays are the perfect time to use them! We used our fave Studio Ink holiday cards to make tree ornaments, garlands and present toppers. Each of these DIYs is super easy and inexpensive to make. Holiday stress, you got nothin鈥 on us!

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Paper Gem Ornament

True fact: One cannot have too many ornaments.

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Materials:

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Instructions:
1. Cut out printable shapes.

2. Trace the smaller shapes on the greeting cards six times each. Cut out shapes.

3. Fold along the dotted lines on the larger printable shape.

4. Place one of the shorter triangles behind the dotted triangle with the hole at the top. Cut out the circle so that both the printable shape and the triangle have holes. Glue the cut-out card shapes on the larger printable shape.

5. String a piece of string through the hole at the top. Tie to make a loop.

6. Tape tabs together to form a gem.

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Cut out printable shapes. Trace the smaller shapes on the greeting cards six times each. Cut out shapes. Fold along the dotted lines on the larger printable shape. Tape the cut-out card shapes on the larger printable shape. Place one of the shorter triangles behind the dotted triangle with the hole at the top. Cut out the circle so that both the printable shape and the triangle have holes.

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String a piece of string through the hole at the top. Tie to make a loop.

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Tape tabs together to form a gem.

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What a gem. ; )

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Present Topper 2 Ways

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Materials:

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Instructions:
1. Cut out printable shapes. Trace the shapes on greeting cards. Cut those shapes out.

2. With the holly, cut out multiple berry shapes and leafy shapes. Gently fold the leafy shapes down the middle to create some dimension. Tape shapes on a wrapped present.

3. With the tree shape, string ribbon through the slits before wrapping the ribbon around the present.

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Cut out printable shapes. Trace the shapes on Studio Ink cards. Cut those shapes out.

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With the holly, cut out multiple berry shapes and leafy shapes. Gently fold the leafy shapes down the middle to create some dimension. Tape shapes on a wrapped present.

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With the tree shape, string ribbon through the slits before wrapping the ribbon around the present.

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Stack 鈥榚m!

Simple Holiday Garland

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Materials:

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Instructions:
1. Punch shapes out of greeting cards.

2. Attach shapes on twine with washi tape. Make a pattern of shapes to make a garland.

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Punch shapes out of greeting cards.

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Making confetti out of leftover cutouts is highly encouraged. :)

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Attach shapes on twine with washi tape. Make a pattern of shapes to make a garland.

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That鈥檚 it! You鈥檙e done!

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Happy holidays!

What holiday decor DIYs do you plan on making? Share your photos on Instagram and hashtag #britstagram and #sayitwithink!

DIY Production and Styling: Irene Lee
Photography: Kurt Andre