My friend Sue volunteers in the Handwork Group of the Hagley Museum in Delaware. As a member of this group, she uses donated materials to create items to sell at their October Craft Fair. She asked me to make some framed collages using donated Christmas cards, which could be sold at the fair.
All earnings are given back to the museum for scholarships that allow students to experience Hagley's programming when they would not otherwise be able to afford to participate.
I've been working on the collages over the past month, digging into the bag of Christmas cards and stack of frames that Sue dropped off at Studio 791. My finished work is pictured here.
I'll tell you, though, it's not easy to photograph framed artwork behind glass. Please bear with me when it comes to strange flash reflections!
So, as the leaves outside are turning the loveliest autumn shades, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here!
For more ideas of how to re-use your holiday cards, check out this post from January of last year: