Are the Christmas cards starting to pour in at your house yet? Thanksgiving weekend I always seem to get one or two cards, reminding me I am behind on getting mine ordered (again), and helping me remember I haven’t found a way to display them through the season. Well not this year! Okay, we haven’t ordered our cards yet (but I am planning on doing that tomorrow, so I’m not that behind), but this year I have this DIY wood Christmas Card Wreath ready to hold all those Christmas cards.
I love that the trend for Christmas cards is to use pictures of your family. It makes the arrival of each card so fun as we get to see all the people we love. Sometimes we even leave them up way past Christmas just so we can display the pictures. I even use the Christmas card excuse as a reminder to get our family photos done each year.
Usually when the Christmas cards start arriving, they make their way onto our fridge. The whole fridge becomes a mess of magnets and faces. Sometimes the kids play with them, sometimes they fall and get lost. The system was not good. My mom always taped hers to the doorframe into the kitchen, but I am not lucky enough to have a perfect doorframe to display our cards so the fridge it was. Not this year though!
I was finally upset enough about the awful way I was trying to display our the Christmas cards that were beautiful pictures of our friends & family. After making two wood wreath forms for actual wreaths (one for spring and one for Halloween) I figured why not use the same idea but make it into a Christmas card holder. The wood form was perfect for the addition of wood clothespins. Now we can proudly display our cards on this DIY wood Christmas card wreath.
And the best part about this (fairly easy) wood project… it is made with 1 8′ 1×3 board and a pack of wood clothespins from the dollar store! Yep, this entire project cost less than $3 and only an hour of work. So are you ready for this easy Christmas project? Click the link below for the tutorial.