Holiday Card Display – Christmas Card Wreath

Looking for a fun way to display all of your Holiday cards? Try creating a Christmas card wreath to hang in your home for the holiday season.

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is getting mail. We do a lot of shopping online, so there is always a package on the doorstep in December and there is usually a Christmas card or two to go with the bills in the mailbox. Last year, thanks to the Christmas card exchange I had with some blog friends, I got over 30 cards in the mail! I started with displaying a few on the fridge and in various other places around the house, but there were too many. So I hung some ribbon from a picture frame in the living room and clothes pinned cards to it. It was simple, but it wasn’t that cute. So this year I decided to do something nicer and I made a Christmas card wreath. 

Start with a piece of foam board and measure how large you want your wreath to be. I decided to do a square wreath, but you could do a circle too. My first wreath was 15″x15″ and the second one was made from the smaller square inside the bigger one (about 11″x11″). After you’ve measured everything, cut it out using an Exacto knife.foamboard wreath formAfter your wreath is all cut out, glue some ribbon to the back so that you can hang it. I used my glove trick again so I wouldn’t burn my fingers.making a card wreathNow all that’s left is gathering your Christmas cards and a few small clothespins and attaching your cards. The mini clothespins are from JoAnn in the unfinished wood section and I painted them green and red with craft paint.

There really is no right or wrong way to pin your cards on, I just tried to pick cards that went well together and would fit cohesively on the wreath form. Not all of these cards are from this year, I used last year’s cards to fill things in for photos 😉 And yes, I am a card hoarder, don’t judge.

I love the way things turned out, it’s simple and it’s fun. I hung the wreaths downstairs in our main walkway so I walk by them all the time. They make me smile. 🙂

How do you display your holiday cards? Do you keep your’s each year or do you toss them after Christmas?

*JoAnn supplied me with a gift card to purchase supplies for this project, but all opinions are 100% my own*

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  1. Super cute! I was totally lazy this year. Our cards are taped to the basement door with silver glittery washi tape. Somehow it still manages to look cute thanks to the sparkly tape.

  2. very cute! I never do anything with the cards I get, except stick them on the side of the fridge. I always mean to do a fun display, but then I forget 😉 haha

    btw, I see my smart-alec card up there… hehe 😉

  3. This is such a cute idea! I am pinning for next year =) I hung ribbon on the wall in our kitchen and have been adding cards with mini clothes pins as we get them. I know I won’t want to do that next year after we paint (I hung the ribbon with lots of thumb tacks!).

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