I’m always looking for easy creative ways to display the Christmas cards that come to our home every season. Last year, I used a white chain + jingle bells.
This year, I decided to repurpose an ordinary corkboard I had sitting in the back of the closet. It was the perfect size for hanging in the foyer, so I made a simple tree with ribbon, fabric, and nailhead trim. It sits in the perfect spot in the entry where we can enjoy our cards all season long!
If you’d like to turn your corkboard into a similar card display, here’s what you’ll need:
Corkboard (mine is 2’ x 3’)
Fabric to cover your board
Scrap of fabric to form base
Decorative ribbon for both tree and trim
1 package of 20 nailheads (two more packages if you want to create the trim around the base)
Mallet (or strong thumbs!)
Layer your fabric over your corkboard, then use a staple gun with lightweight staples to hold your fabric in place.
Start at the top and cut your ribbon to specified lengths. Secure with nailheads (found at fabric stores).
Roll the edges of the fabric and use a mallet (or strong thumbs) to push your nailhead trim around the perimeter of your fabric to form the base.
Add decorative ribbon with fabric glue around the corkboard to frame your design. In less than an hour, a custom card holder that you can reuse again in the New Year by simply removing the fabric.
The best part is come January, the cards go in the scrapbook and the corkboard goes . . . I dunno, maybe back in the closet.
Need more inspiration for your own card display? Here’s a roundup of some great ideas from last year.
There’s a bit more seasonal decorating going on around here . . .
Plus the Holiday Home Craft link party will post later this evening so get ready! If you follow me on Twitter, I’ll let you know when it’s live.
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See you then ~