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DIY Framed Holiday Card Display


There are a lot of things that/whom I love, but today’s post I am going to focus on just a few of the million: Holiday/Christmas cards, a bargain, and jute twine. When these three powers (things) combined, here comes Captain Planet DIY Frame Holiday Card Display. 

December is the month for mail correspondence, and if you don’t remember, I looovvvve some good ole fashioned correspondence.  I love all the beautiful pictures of my friends and their families, the fonts, the designs, etc. I just love it, and it is always nice to get something personal in the mail besides another Pottery Barn Catalog (don’t get me wrong, I love PB’s catalogs…). But what do you do once you open those gorgeous holiday/Christmas cards? 

I originally tried to use my Chicken Wire Frame, but that proved to be too small since I am soooooo popular and the cards kept rolling in. 

Luckily, I happened upon another favorite thing in Michael’s. I found a huge empty frame for $5 (marked down to $8. but I had coupons, holllllleerrrr), and because I have a bevvy of jute twine and upholstery webbing (because I looooove burlap, twine, etc. ) I quickly whipped up a solution. 


So, ladies (and gents?), I bring you my DIY Framed Holiday Card Display.

DIY Christmas Card Display


Here’s what you’ll need for your DIY Framed Holiday Card Display:

- Large frame— You don’t need the glass, the board, etc. Just the frame. May I suggest

- Staples and a Staple Gun– If you don’t have one, run and get one.. I use that puppy for everything.

- Assorted twine/jute/burlap rope, ribbon, etc. ( has the hook-up!) 

- Clothespins– assorted sizes, although, even those those super tiny ones are cute, they break on me left and right. 

Here’s what you’ll do for your DIY Framed Holiday Card Display:


Lay out your lines. I alternated between webbing, burlap straps, and jute twine. I did make sure my lines were level, but because I left some give in my lines, the twine does droop a little once the cards are on it. I’m cool with that. If you are not, then staple securely, friends. 


Here’s the finished product. 




Once you think it is socially appropriate to take down the holiday decor, this frame could function as a place to display artwork, pictures, etc. 

How do you display your Christmas/Holiday Cards? I am sure there are some brilliant and beautiful ideas out there! 

Jute & Twine Wrapped Easter Eggs

If you’ve had a winter like us here in Maryland, you are awaiting the arrival of Spring with bated breath. Although the outdoors may not reflect Spring weather quite yet, there’s no reason your indoors can’t begin showcasing some warmth and happiness.

When it comes to decorating for the Spring & Easter, I like to bring the outside in—which means green & natural with a smidge of rustic. Some jute and twine wrapped eggs were a good craft to kick off my spring decorating.

Jute Wrapped Easter Egg

What you need:

  • Plastic Easter Eggs
  • Twine
  • Jute
  • Hot Glue Gun

Step 1:

Gather your eggs. I bought 2 sizes of the plastic eggs because I wanted a bit of variety. I found my eggs at Hobby Lobby for $1.00 —score! I decided to place a dab of hot glue where the 2 egg halves come together to seal it closed. I wasn’t sure if the egg would pop open as I was wrapping, and didn’t want to deal with that possible disaster.Easter Eggs

Step 2:

Warm up your glue gun, find some filler TV show, and get to wrapping. I chose to start wrapping the jute at the base/bigger end of my eggs. I found it helpful to wind a bit of the jute/twine and then glue it to the base. Glue and wrap on repeat until the entire egg is covered. I was able to get 3 eggs done before an hour TV show came to an end.

Jute Wrapped Eggs

Here’s something to consider: The jute eggs went much faster than the twine eggs. I only had very thin twine on hand, so it took a bit longer to work with in order to ensure that it was wrapped tightly (no gaps) around the egg. I do enjoy the look of both textures, but in the future I might go with a heavier twine!

Here they are, all ready to find a home somewhere in my house:

Jute Wrapped Easter Egg

                                 I really like them! It’s a nice change from the bright colored eggs                                     that everyone else seems to have.

Easy Twine Wrapped Carrots

Easy Twine Wrapped Carrots

I made an easy update to my Burlap wreath with some easy twine wrapped carrots. Remember that Easy Burlap Bubble Wreath, I made for Valentine’s day? Go ahead. Check it out. I’ll wait here.

Okay, so I took out the hearts and the lovebirds, and decided to update this wreath with something more Spring appropriate.

This time, instead of going with glitter, I wanted my wreath’s accessory (Yup, my wreaths have accessories because they are fancy like that) to be rustic like the burlap.

I decided to make some easy twine wrapped carrots. Kind of like these  yarn wrapped carrots.

I whipped up three carrots in no time. Another easy craft from Grace. Who’s keeping the tally for my easy crafts? Maybe I should start more challenging crafts…

What you’ll need:

-Jute like this

-Orange Craft Paint

-A foam brush

-Hot glue

-Greenery for the top of the carrot (I used Onion grass like this one)

-An old magazine


What you’ll do:

- Take a couple of pages from the magazine and roll it into a cone.

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- Keep rolling pages until you have a carrot size that you like.

- Cut your greenery and shove it in the top and down the center of the magazine carrot

- Glue the beginning of the jute/twine to the magazine carrot and start wrapping it around the carrot form (tip: do not try to be perfect. Just wrap the twine haphazardly. I like to wrap all over the place. For two reasons. 1. I think it looks organic and 2. It’s easy, and you all know how I feel about ease).

Twine Carrots

Just wrapping the twine. Excuse the mess, I whipped up these three carrots, two moss bunnies during our last Craft Night, so there was a lot going on. When is there not a lot going on?

Twine Carrots

In case you needed another picture of me wrapping my carrots.

- Tuck the end of the jute/twine under what you have already wrapped. If you want, glue the tail end down.

- Paint your carrot with craft paint (tip: I added a little water to my paint, and just blotted the paint onto the carrot).

easy twine wrapped carrots tutorial- Attach the carrots onto your burlap bubble wreath (I used green floral wire to attach my carrots) for a cute Spring update or wherever your heart desires.

Twine Carrots

You can barely see the floral wire.


An easy update to an easy wreath!

Twine Carrot Bubble Wreath

This extreme closeup reveals the blue poster gum I use on the back of my wreaths, so they don’t slide when opening and closing the door.

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What updates do you have in store for your Burlap Bubble wreath? The possibilities are endless. Anyone securing a bird’s nest with Robbin’s eggs on theirs?

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