Every year I have the same problem. We get tons of holiday cards (yay!) but we never have anywhere to put them (boo!). In the past they have ended up in a pile next to the sink, and the kids would obsessively flip through them, getting sweet, little, greasy baby prints all over them. I knew we needed a Christmas card display to help us organize our holiday.
This project cost us absolutely nothing to make because we used items found from around the house. However, you can customize this display to meet your needs!
To make this Christmas card display, you will need the following materials:
- a wood board cut to your desired length (I used an old board that I found a while ago in the IKEA As Is area).
- burlap cut in a long strip.
- clothespins (I used 17).
- Gorilla Glue
- baker’s twine (I use the luxurious twine from The Twinery in all of my twine projects).
- staple gun
- picture hooks (I used two of the ones that look like alligator teeth)
- glitter paint
To make this Christmas card display, you should first hammer in the picture hooks to the back of the board (a few inches from each end).
Next, cut a strip of burlap a few inches longer than the board so that you can use your staple gun to staple the ends to the back of the board.
Wrap the board “longways” twice with baker’s twine. I used this sweet pink twine called Strawberry Stripe because the pinky-red tone gave a nod to an old-fashioned Christmas, the look I was going with in this project. Secure the twine with your staple gun or heavy tape.
I had the boys use some Deco Art red glitter paint to paint the clothespins. When they dry, they will stick together a bit at the mouth. Just open them one or twice after they are dry and before you add them to your project.
Using Gorilla Glue, put a little dab on the clip, aligning it with the twine, with the mouth pointing out. Let dry overnight.
Hang your Christmas card display in the wall and you are done!
How do you display holiday cards? I would love to see your ideas!