Do you know what to do with Christmas cards that come in every year! Here are four ways that you can creatively display Christmas cards! With simple items like clothespins, flower frogs, or a Santa mailbox, I hope these ideas encourage you to DIY a fun display this year.
How to display Christmas Cards!
Idea 1. Hang as a banner.
For this idea, all you need is cards, clothespins, and any kind of ribbon, jute, or even a string garland. First, I clipped cards to a cute Christmas pom-pom and jingle bell garland. Then, I layered it with another Christmas garland for a fun and festive look. This can be hung on the mantle or across the windows.
Idea 2. Display in flower frogs.
This summer, I found a bag of vintage flower frogs at an antique store for less than $10. I knew immediately that they would make a great display for Christmas cards. If you didn’t know, flower frogs are used to hold stems at the bottom of flower vases. The prongs are great for holding a sheet of paper.
To display them, simply insert the card between the prongs. Next, group them together on shelves with other Christmas decorations. I love the vintage vibes!
Idea 3. Clip to greenery.
Using clothespins, clip cards to greenery garland or wreaths! This is an easy DIY, but it allows you to show off cards from friends and family. Therefore, I love to hang cards above the kitchen sink so I have a nice view when washing dishes.
Idea 4. Stick in the mailbox.
First, find any post box style decorative mailbox, and fill with paper or plastic bags. Then, add cards using tape if necessary to hold in place. Lastly, hang the mailbox on the wall or a wreath.
The ‘Santa Mail’ boxes would be perfect for this. You can find them at Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Kirklands or the Findery in Waco, for my local friends. I spray painted this galvanized mailbox years ago, here.
Thank you for checking out this 9th DIY of Christmas, Christmas card displays. Have you seen the rest of the 12 DIYS of Christmas…
This week, I am happy to be a part of the Holiday House Tour along with 50 talented blogger friends sharing their homes decorated for Christmas! The tour is hosted by my friend Krista at The Happy Housie, so be sure to check out her inspiring blog. If you are coming from All Things With Purpose blog, welcome y’all!
Today, I am sharing how I decorated my formal dining room for Christmas. However, I always keep it casual.
To the window, to the wall! I love to decorate it all.
I really tried to combine my love for rustic, natural elements and sparkly, glittery Christmas decorations. In my home, I love neutrals with lots of blues and greens! To me, it feels inviting, yet peaceful. I want our home to always feel welcoming for my family, and a place of rest.
Rustic Glam is just my jam!
Again, I love the mix of rustic with glam! Therefore, I styled my table with a collection of mercury glass trees, pinecones and a blue and green plaid table runner. I have collected the mercury glass trees from several Homegoods stores over the years.
In addition, I incorporated these elements throughout the room. For example, on the Christmas tree, I used an assortment of rustic wood, antler and deer ornaments with mirrored signs and navy glass balls. Variety is the spice of life, so use a mix of ornaments or ribbon in different textures, sizes, patterns and shapes.
Deck the halls with lots of garlands!
On my large chalkboard, I hung a felt garland and a simple count down calendar. If you want to see how I made this DIY Christmas countdown calendar, click here. It’s really easy and inexpensive with numbered gift tags, craft bags, festive clothespins and a ribbon!
If you like it, you better put a wreath on it!
This week I shared 5 Ways to Decorate with Mini Wreaths during the Holidays! For instance, I hung mini wreaths on the back of my dining room chairs with ribbon. Then, I hung two larger wreaths on the mirror and bay window. I think that you can mix fresh and faux greenery, as well as flocked and unflocked greenery in one room.
More Christmas Home Tours…
If you love seeing blue Christmas decorations, I think you will love my master bedroom decorated for the holidays. I shared it on the blog, here. Now, head to the Chrissy Marie Blog to see her beautiful bedroom styled elegantly for Christmas.
Pin this to your Christmas decor boards on Pinterest by clicking the red pin button on the top left corner of each photo! Then, follow me on Pinterest for more Christmas decorating ideas.
Lastly, click on the links under each picture below to be taken directly to my blogger friends’ beautiful blogs!
With a few minutes and a few dollars in craft supplies, you can put together this easy DIY Christmas count down calendar or advent calendar! It’s a fun tradition, especially for kids!
I hope you enjoy this 2nd holiday inspired DIY in the 12 DIY’s of Christmas. If you missed the first day of the 12 DIYs of Christmas, you can see how I made a set of berry garland napkin rings for $1, here.
Last year’s DIY Christmas calendar was featured in Reclaim, UK magazine, in the December 2019 edition titled “Styling Advent Calendars.” It was made with a picture frame, and the same numerical paper tags and paper bags. Here is a page from the magazine! So exciting to see my work in print!
This year, I used a similar technique, but found some super cute numbered clothespins from Hobby Lobby! In addition, I hung the Christmas count down calendar across a large chalkboard in my dining room.
Supplies for a Christmas Count Down Calendar
Clothespins – numerical wood slice pins from Hobby Lobby
Numbered paper tags – these are gift tags from Michael’s (can print or write your own on cardstock)
Paper bags – these are from Hobby Lobby but any small paper bags will do
Ribbon or jute string – length of picture frame, or chalk board
Notes of activates or scripture, treats for bags…
Need: Ribbon, clothespins, tags, bags
1. Pin ribbon to frame.
Instructions for a Christmas Count Down Calendar
First, find a large, empty chalkboard, memo board, or picture frame to use as the base. Then, cut ribbon a foot longer than the frame. Pin the ribbon with push pins near the top of the frame. For a narrower frame, you may have to hang several rows.
Layer the bags, numbered paper tags and or clothespins on the table. You can fill with scripture, small treats or candies, or family friendly activities.
Start by placing the bags with numbers 1, and 24 on either side of the ribbon. Next, find the center to hang bag 14. Lastly, hang the remainder of the bags on the ribbon.
2. Clip tags to bag.
3. Hang the bags on ribbon.
This is a great DIY whether you use it as an advent calendar or a fun Christmas count down calendar with winter activities with the family. For example, here are some of my family’s favorite activities for December.
Decorate cookies with grandparents.
Set up a hot cocoa bar in the breakfast room.
Take hot cocoa in a thermos and drive around to look at Christmas lights.