12 DIYS of Christmas: 4 Christmas Card Displays 

12 DIYS of Christmas: Christmas Card Displays

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…

  • Holiday berry napkin rings for $1, here
  • Christmas countdown calendar here
  • Snow globe lamp, here
  • Christmas candy Tray, here
  • Home for the Holidays wood ornament, here
  • Beadboard ornament, here
  • Snow globe treat container, here
  • Tiered tray tips, here
  • Christmas card displays

The Best Christmas 2019 Home Tours

The Best Christmas 2019 Home Tours

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!

Sharing today with me are….


Tatertots and Jello ** A Pretty Life in the Suburbs ** Maison de Pax
She Gave it a Go ** Summer Adams

Amber Tysl ** All Things With Purpose ** Cuter Tudor
Chrissy Marie Blog ** The Happy Housie

And sharing the rest of this week…


The Happy Housie ** Shabbyfufu ** Jenna Kate at Home
Inspiration for Moms ** We’re the Joneses

Rambling Renovators ** Home Made Lovely ** My 100 Year Old Home
Maison de Cinq ** Nick + Alicia


House by Hoff ** The Tattered Pew ** Clean & Scentsible
The Turquoise Home ** Rain on a Tin Roof

Stacy Risenmay ** This is Our Bliss ** Southern State of Mind
Styled with Lace ** Life is Better At Home


Taryn Whiteaker Designs ** Just a Girl and Her Blog ** Cherished Bliss
So Much Better With Age ** Cassie Bustamante

Lemon Thistle ** The DIY Mommy ** Love Create Celebrate
The Handmade Home ** Craftberry Bush


Grace In My Space ** Rooms For Rent ** Modern Glam
Happy Happy Nester ** Town and Country Living

Two Twenty One** Place of My Taste ** Life is a Party
Sincerely, Marie Designs ** Willow Street Interiors


12 DIYs of Christmas: Count Down Calendar

12 DIYs of Christmas: Count Down Calendar

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.

Christmas countdown calendar using paper tags, bags and clothespins hung across chalkboard.


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
  • Push pins
  • Notes of activates or scripture, treats for bags…

Instructions for a Christmas Count Down Calendar

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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.
  • Put on Christmas pajamas and take selfies.
  • Have a Christmas  movie marathon with our favorite popcorn treat.
  • Bake cookies for family and friends.
  • Play Christmas music all day.
  • Let older kids shop for other family members.
  • Volunteer to bake treats and feed the homeless.
  • Decorate gingerbread houses.
  • Donate gently used towels and blankets to an animal shelter.
  • Have a family game night around the fireplace.
  • Make homemade snow globes with the kids.
  • Make our own homemade peppermint candles.
  • Shop or make gifts for teachers.
  • Read ‘Twas the night before Christmas on Christmas Eve.

Be sure to save this to your Christmas crafting board on Pinterest! Then, follow me on Instagram stories for daily deals, home tours and more DIY tips!

Christmas countdown calendar on large chalk board.