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.
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. (burlapfabric.com 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!