Looking for a creative way to display holiday cards? Make this easy DIY Christmas card holder in minutes!
And just in case you don't want to DIY, I've rounded up a few Xmas card holders you can buy.
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What do you do with all those Christmas cards every year?
I used to put them in a cute little basket. But somehow I lost that (probably during one of our moves), and for the last few years I've kept them in pile ... so festive, right?
This year, I decided to get my act together and do something a little more fun. And I love this adorable DIY Christmas card holder that I came up with!
If you're looking looking for the perfect way to display Christmas cards, this is it. Seriously, you can make this wood Xmas card holder in minutes, and it looks so cute!
Don't want to DIY? Don't worry, I've got you covered ... scroll to the end of the post for some holiday card holders you can buy.
DIY Christmas Card Holder
I made this DIY Christmas card display using items I already had, so it was super economical. Don't you love a project like that?
But don't worry! Even if you need to purchase everything, you won't need a lot of supplies. And almost everything is super affordable.
One of the thing I love about this project is that it can be customized to fit your decor and space. Here are some easy ideas to make this project your own:
- Add an extra shutter or two, creating room for more cards.
- Attach more string to fit more cards on one shutter.
- Use a different colored string or twine.
- Paint the shutters to coordinate with your home.
- Replace the shutters with a vintage window, board, or even picture frame.
- Choose colorful clothespins or holiday-themed pins instead of plain ones.
This simple card display has added such a festive touch to my home.
I love how it looks with the DIY Mini Christmas Trees that I made last year. Aren't they so cute?
I'm still putting the finishing touches on my holiday decor (check out how I decorated my apartment last year), so having this little corner done makes me happy.
Now I just need more greeting cards to hang ... c'mon, friends and family!
How to Make a Christmas Card Holder
Want to make your own holiday card holder? You won't believe how easy it is!
Here's what you'll need:
- Wood Shutter (or a window, picture frame, board, etc.)
- Twine or String (I used red and white twine, but any type/color works.)
- Masking Tape (washi tape would also work)
- Command Hooks (optional, but would make your display more permanent)
- Mini Clothespins
A note about the shutter: I got mine at the Home Depot when created this Rustic Glam Holiday Dining Room. This shutter is very similar to mine, although I don't remember paying that much. Amazon has some similar, more affordable shutters, but try looking in vintage shops for good deals/extra character, too.
Okay, let's get started!
The first thing you want to do is determine the placement of your twine. I used a simple cross pattern, but you could do something more irregular or add more twine (thereby creating more room to hang cards).
Cut the twine leaving enough excess on either side to wrap around the shutter.
Once you're happy with the placement of the twine use a small piece of tape to hold it in place. This is temporary, so it doesn't need to be perfect.
I used a decorative masking tape for this project, but washi tape would work, too. Just make sure it's sticky enough to hold the twine in place.
Working on one piece of twine at a time, pull it tightly around the frame. Tape the string securely to the back of the shutter, using a fresh piece of masking tape.
Make sure to press the tape to the shutter/twine really securely. That way the string won't come loose halfway through December!
If you would like to make this card display more permanent, attach Command Hooks to the back of your shutter. Then tie the string to the hooks instead of taping it.
Tip: I found it easiest to tear all the tape pieces first. That way you're not try to hold the string with one hand while tearing a piece a tape with the other.
When you're finished, the back of your shutter should look something like the image below.
Trim the twine a little closer to the tape, and you are done!
Wasn't that easy?
This easy Christmas card display idea is one of those quick and dirty projects that's so satisfyingly simple.
It really only takes a few minutes to complete. Yet, it looks so cute when it's done!
All you need now are some mini clothespins to attach the cards.
I also added a few handcut snowflakes to fill the empty space before the cards start rolling in.
Anyone else still love making snowflakes? I don't think I'll ever grow out of it!
More Christmas Card Holder Ideas
Want another idea for displaying holiday cards?
Make this easy DIY photo display instead. It attaches right to your wall, and all you need are command hooks, twine, and clothespins.
You could even set this up in the shape of a Christmas tree ... wouldn't that be adorable?
Don't have time to DIY?
Here are some super cute Xmas card holders you can buy instead:
- Gold Wall Grid
- Heart Card Holder
- Card / Photo Tree
- mbra Hangit Photo Display
- Wire Wall Grid
- Rustic Christmas Card Tree
- Spiral Wreath Greeting Card Holder
- Tree Card Holder
- Vintage Wire Card Holder
- Wonder Wreath Card Holder
- Wall Hanging Frame
I hope you enjoyed this fun DIY Christmas Card Holder project. It really is so easy. I promise!
Let me know if you try it. I'd love to see how yours turns out!
How do you display your holiday cards?