How to Make a DIY Christmas Card Holder in 5 Easy Steps
Don't know what to do with all those Christmas cards? Here's an easy project you can do.
Every year I struggle with how to display all of the beautiful holiday cards we receive and this year I finally made the perfect framed holder for them.
Here's how to make a beautiful Christmas card holder this season out of two stretched canvas frames:
1. Remove the canvas from the frames
This holiday card holder is really easy to make. To get started, you'll need to remove the canvas from two 11" x 14" stretched canvases.
Don't worry about the staples, they will be on the back, so no need to remove them. Just use scissors to cut away and remove all of the canvas.
Note: This is one of 10 easy DIYs. If you'd like to see more, check out the full blog post here... 10 Upcycled Christmas Decor Ideas
2. Paint or stain
Next, paint or stain the front of your frames any color you like and secure the two frames at the back with 2-inch mending brackets.
Note: You may need shorter screws than the ones that come with the brackets.
This photo shows the back of the frame.
3. Add ribbon
Use hot glue to add wire ribbon vertically to your frame and a bow to the top.
4. Add lights
Secure the battery pack of your string lights to the back of your frame in a place where it's accessible (so you can turn the lights on) but hidden. I hot glued a strip of velcro to it so I could easily remove it and change out the batteries if needed.
Finish by stringing your lights in a zig-zag pattern along the front.
I used staples to secure the string lights to the frame. I stapled them to the back. Above is a closeup. I used a hammer to do this and not the staple gun because I was afraid of cracking the wood.
5. Display your Christmas cards
Use mini clips or clothespins to clip cards to the ribbon and wire and you're done!
DIY Christmas card holder tutorial
What do you think of my finished card holder? Let me know how you display your Christmas cards in the comments below.
Cheers, and Happy Holidays!
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DIY Christmas Decorations
- Two 11" x 14" stretch canvas frames
- 2.5" wire ribbon (Dollar Tree)
- Acrylic paint or stain
- Battery-operated string lights (Dollar Tree)
- 2" mending brackets
- Staples (and a staple gun or hammer)
- Velcro (Dollar Tree)
- A paint brush
- A hot glue gun
- Mini clips or clothes pins (Dollar Tree)