Christmas, Wreaths

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. There is always a package on the doorstep or a card in the mailbox in December. Last year, I got over 30 cards in the mail!

First, I displayed a few on the fridge. Then in various other places around the house. But there were too many! This year I decided to do something fun and I made a Christmas card wreath.ย 

How to Make 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 measure everything, cut it out using an Exacto knife.

foamboard wreath form

After 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 wreath

Now, all that’s left is to gather your Christmas cards and a few small clothespins. Then attach 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. I picked cards that went well together and fit cohesively on the wreath form.

The great thing about the mini clothespins is they are temporary. You can move cards around as you receive more. And they are easy to remove and store at the end of the holidays.

I chose not to decorate my homemade wreath forms. But painting them a fun color, stenciling, or vinyl decals are fun ideas. Then the blank forms are decorative with or without the Christmas cards.

This project is 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

More Ideas for Displaying Christmas Cards

How do you display your holiday cards? Do you keep yours 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*


  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. we keep our cards every year. they are fun to look at, especially ones with little kiddles in them from year to year!

  3. 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ haha

    btw, I see my smart-alec card up there… hehe ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. This is such a great project! I’m always wondering how to show off our cards so I may have to borrow this ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Kelly @ Corner of Main

    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!).

  6. Love this idea – such a great way to really enjoy all those cards.

  7. Clever idea! It’s hard to find a way to hang so many!

  8. I agree, getting mail is super exciting, except that most of the time it’s just toilet paper I ordered from Amazon!

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