Upcycled Foil Collage Greeting Card


Upcycled Foil Collage Greeting Card

Use the foil lids from yogurt, applesauce cups, and any other lids you would usually throw out for the Upcycled Foil Collage Greeting Card. This is an easy craft that helps you create a gorgeous greeting card for any occasion. Nothing compares to receiving a handmade card from a friend or family member because it shows they care. Everyone at a party will pass your cute card around for others to admire. You are being a wonderful friend to the environment when you make this foil craft, too.

Primary TechniqueGeneral Crafts



  • Foil lids
  • Alcohol inks and applicator
  • Embossing folders
  • Tacky glue
  • Cardstock
  • Empty mason jar
  • Paper punches or dies
  • Diecutting machine (optional)
  • Decorative brads
  • 1/16” hole punch


  1. Wash and dry several foil lids and smooth out some of the wrinkles with your fingers.

  2. Punch out desired shapes and place inside an embossing folder. Run the folder through a diecutting machine for a deeper impression, or you can rub the bottom of a jar firmly over the closed folder for a lighter impression.

  3. Color the plain unprinted sides with alcohol inks.

  4. Arrange and glue the embossed shapes into a desired collage on a 4”x6” piece of cardstock.

  5. Embellish with a few brads, such as for the center of the flowers as shown.

  6. Adhere the foil collage panel to the front of a slightly larger folded card.


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Why You'll Love This Trash to Treasure Craft

Here at our arts & crafts website, we love showing our readers fun and creative ways to upcycle everyday items into beautiful crafts. One of our favorite projects is the Upcycled Foil Collage Greeting Card! Here are the top 5 reasons why you should give this craft a try:

1. Eco-friendly: By using foil from your kitchen instead of throwing it away, you are reducing waste and helping the environment.

2. Budget-friendly: This project is a great way to create a beautiful and unique greeting card without spending a lot of money on supplies.

3. Kid-friendly: This craft is perfect for involving kids in a fun and creative activity. They will love tearing and arranging the foil pieces to create their own masterpiece.

4. Customizable: You can personalize the greeting card by choosing different colors of foil, adding embellishments, or even writing a special message on the front.

5. Impressive results: Despite its simplicity, the end result of the Upcycled Foil Collage Greeting Card is stunning. The metallic shine of the foil adds a touch of elegance to your handmade card, making it a truly special and memorable gift for your loved ones.

So why wait? Gather your foil scraps, grab some glue, and start creating your own Upcycled Foil Collage Greeting Cards today!

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