DIY Holiday Card Display


I actually ordered holiday cards this year from MyPublisher and I love them.  I am very random with sending out holiday cards and this year I had so much inspiration (thanks to pinterest) that I wanted to order some.  

As my cards from friends and family arrive in the mail each I realized that I want to see the pictures and notes on display before they go away in a few short weeks.   I usually just put them in a decorative basket or tape them to the kitchen doors, but this year I wanted to be a bit more decorative.  I have seen tons of card displays for sale, but I wanted to make something quick with what I already had.  

Most people display on their fridge,  but my fridge is totally off limits for hanging anything.  Not because it isn’t magnetic, but because my husband and I are not fans of "stuff".  

I bought some wired ribbon a few weeks back for $1 at Michaels in one of their sale bins.  I try to keep generic ribbon on hand so I can use it year round.  There is something about putting real ribbon on a gift that makes it feel so special.  Since I had the ribbon I figured I could use that to hold the cards. 

To make this short, I took the sparkly green ribbon and made a nice bow, measured the black polka dot ribbon so it would hang a few feet to the ground and then sewed them together.   I was going to use hot glue, but I had out the needle and thread to fix a button and I wanted it to be strong enough to hold up to the weight of the cards.

I was going to us clothespins to attach the individual cards, but I would have had to spray paint them.  The wood wouldn’t have coordinated and I knew I would be totally anal about it. So instead I used small binderclips.  It took me about 10 minutes to put this guys together and I couldn’t be happier.  I attached it with a command hook and done.

Quick, easy, and super cheap.  I don’t think I would even be sad if I didn’t use it again next year.  I could event make it apart and reuse the ribbon.  Oh man, totally just sounded like my mother. I mean, who reuses ribbon from presents?? 


<3 MK

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