Each month, we typically take part in a challenge where we have to create a gift for someone from a randomly selected item to be used in the project. This month, the group opted out because of holiday commitments, but I still wanted to share this Holiday Card Display that I came up with. Everyone needs a place to display their holiday cards, right?
To make the holiday card display, I used:
- Plywood (approximately 8.5″ x 13.5″ piece)
- Chain (3 ft.)
- Cup Hook
- Saw Tooth Hanger
- Paint Brush
- Freezer Paper
- Paper Clips
I started by painting the plywood (a scrap piece my hubby had cut down for me) with white chalk paint. I love the matte finish of chalk paint and it seems to cover with only 1 or 2 coats. Plus, it dries fast. “You can never have too many things which save you precious time” I always say. OK, I don’t really say that, but it sounded good. *wink*
While that dried, I grabbed some freezer paper (possibly the best kept craft secret ever!) and followed this tutorial for an image transfer from Little Bit Funky. The Season’s Greetings design is my own which I whipped up just for this project.
Next, I added the cup hook to the bottom side, as well as a saw tooth hanger to the back so I could easily attach it to the wall. I placed the chain on the cup hook then hung the whole thing up on the wall. Ta-da!
Finally, it was time to add some cards. We’ve only received a couple this year (please send cards), so I opted for some colorful printable cards from Miu Creation to adorn the card holder. Each was easily attached with a paper clip.
Not too shabby, huh?
This is going to be such a fun way to corral all of our Christmas and holiday cards! I can’t wait to see all of those pretty smiling faces staring back at me when I walk past!