As the holiday season gets closer, you may start getting Christmas cards in the mail from your family and friends. Although these thoughtful pieces of mail are a great reminder of your loved ones, they can start to clutter up your living space if you try to display them all standing up. You can put together some simple crafts using supplies from your own home to quickly hang up all of your Christmas cards in a single afternoon.
[Edit]Hanging Christmas Cards on Your Wall
- Pin a length of ribbon to your wall for an easy display area. Cut a piece of 3 in (7.6 cm) wide ribbon down to about 4 feet (1.2 m) in length. Use push pins to attach each end of your ribbon to your wall. You can hang the ribbon vertically or horizontally. Use clothespins to attach your Christmas cards to the ribbon.
- Hang the ribbon horizontally if you have a lot of landscape-oriented cards or vertically if you have more cards that open like a book.
- Put this length of ribbon in the entryway of your home for an eye-catching display.
- Hang cards off a vintage picture frame with ribbon for a rustic feel. Choose a large picture frame with an ornate design. Wrap 2 to 3 lengths of 3 in (7.6 cm) wide ribbon vertically over the front of the picture frame, leaving spaces about 2 inches (5.1 cm) wide. Use hot glue to attach the ends of the ribbon to the back of the frame. Attach your cards to the ribbons with clothespins and then hang your picture frame up on your wall.
Tip: Choose ribbons that go with the color of your picture frame for an aesthetically-pleasing design. Or, go bold by choosing ribbons with a pop of color, like red or bright green.
- Pick Christmas cards of various sizes to make this display look more dynamic.
- You can use multiple picture frames if you have a lot of Christmas cards.
- Make a fake tree out of yarn and nails for a cute wall display. Hammer 10 to 15 small nails into your wall in a triangular design to make a tree shape that is about 3 feet (0.91 m) tall and 2 feet (61 cm) wide at the bottom. Wrap a length of yarn around 1 of the bottom nails to keep it in place and then stretch it out to the rest of the nails in a random pattern. Use clothespins to hang your cards off the yarn.
- Use red or green yarn to stick with the holiday theme.
- Add ribbons to a wooden dowel to hang your cards on the wall. Tie a 2 ft (0.61 m) length of ribbon to either end of a wooden dowel. Put a nail in your wall and hang the dowel from the ribbon. Use a hole punch to make small holes in 4 to 5 Christmas cards, and then add 3 to 6 in (7.6 to 15.2 cm) lengths of ribbon to each one. Tie the top parts of the ribbon to the dowel to display your cards.
- If you don’t have a wooden dowel, you can also use a straight tree branch for a rustic option.
[Edit]Adding Christmas Cards to Your Decor
- Drape a large ribbon over your mantle to hang cards off it. Choose a 4 ft (1.2 m) length of ribbon that is at least 3 inches (7.6 cm) wide. Drape it over your mantle and hang it down the sides, and then use clothespins to attach your cards to the hanging ends of the ribbon.
Tip: If your ribbon is sliding off, place 2 book ends on either end of it to keep it in place.
- Using a ribbon eliminates the clutter of standing up each card individually on your mantle.
- Attach ribbons to the top of small cards to use them as ornaments. Use a hole punch to make small holes in the top of your Christmas cards. Tie 3 in (7.6 cm) lengths of ribbon to each card and then tie them to the branches of your Christmas tree.
- You can also use metal hooks instead of ribbon for a more permanent ornament.
- Clip your cards onto a garland for a festive decoration. Hang a garland on your railing or above your doorway with some adhesive hooks. Use clothespins to attach your Christmas cards about 6 inches (15 cm) away from each other on the sides and top of the garland for a festive and Christmasy look.
- You can even hang some Christmas ornaments off your garland for an extra holiday decoration.
- Hang cards off a sled with ribbon for a statement piece. Find an old wooden sled and set it against your wall so it stands up. Cut a 6 ft (1.8 m) length of ribbon and wrap it around the sled in diagonal lines. Tie the ends of the ribbon to the sled so that they stay on, and then attach your cards to the ribbon with clothespins or hot glue.
- This is a great decor option if you have a rustic-themed room.
- Look around for a vintage sled at a thrift store near you.
- Tie cards to branches in a vase for an eye-catching display. Collect some thin, bare branches and put them into a glass vase or pitcher. Use a hole-punch to make small holes in the top of each of your Christmas cards and use 3 in (7.6 cm) lengths of ribbon to tie them to the ends of the branches.
- Try to find branches with twists and turns in them to create a more interesting look.
- Match your ribbon color to your pitcher or vase color for a cohesive look.
- Attach your cards to a ribbon to hang them off your chairs. Use a hole punch to make 2 holes on either side of your Christmas cards. Use a 2 ft (0.61 m) length of ribbon to thread your cards together and then tie the ends to the back of your chair. Make enough for each chair in your home to display your cards all over.
- Stick with Christmas colors by using red and green in your display pieces.
- ↑ https://www.realsimple.com/holidays-entertaining/holidays/cards/display-cards
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