There is just something so special about Christmas cards. I know we don't get very many anymore in the digital age. But when we do we need to have somewhere to display them. That's why today I am going to show you a super easy Display for Christmas Cards and Ornaments.
I had this piece of wood that I had previously used as a Halloween decoration but I also wanted to reuse it for Christmas. After all, for anything to survive in my home, it has to be multi-functional. I had painted this piece of wood using chalkboard paint and curated it by covering it with chalk. You can see a tutorial of that process here when I did my holiday signs.
While cruising in blog land I spotted this idea from Shanty2Chic. It was a piece of wood with jute wrapped around and used as a Christmas Card Holder. As soon as I saw this I knew I could do it using my Halloween board. Of course the ladies of Shanty2Chic built theirs from scratch and did an amazing job at that. But you know me, I like to be lazy and reuse my stuff.
I had wrapped twine around the top and bottom of the board and just cleaned it up a bit to get rid of the fake blood and spookiness.
Boy I really exhausted myself. The next step was to attach my homemade ornaments. I used ribbon for that.
These are also very easy to make and can be done with any fabric scraps you may have.
The possibilities are endless!
I then added a few Christmas cards.
I told you it was super easy. This board is about 4 feet tall but you can make it with any sort of wood you have lying around. And you can paint the wood any color at all or leave it natural. I chose to leave it this way because I like to reuse my chalkboard so that for the next Holiday I can change it up by writing on it.
And speaking of chalkboard, I have this wall next to the front entrance. I dressed it up for Christmas.
I'm slowly getting there. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
I do believe that was the easiest project I've ever done. And it makes quite a statement. As I've said before, and it may be the motto of my blog by now, reuse and repurpose what you have at home. All you really need is a bit of creativity and some craft supplies which you can get below and you have yourself a project that can be used all year long.
I hope you enjoyed my display for Christmas cards and ornaments. Do you have a special place where you display your cards for the Holidays?
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I'm Mary and I recently moved to New York from beautiful Greece. I like to re-purpose and up-cycle anything that is old or looks like junk. Join me as we use our creativity to spark some life into old things. And do it frugally! You will also see lots of photography of my Greece and New York.
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