So. I've done a bunch of searching, and while I haven't decided which way I'm going to go yet, I thought I would share my compiled research - 25 different (though some variations on a theme) creative ways how to display Christmas cards!
All photos above and below are taken from the websites that the links are directing you to - since I haven't made any of them yet, I'm sending you straight to the sources!
WarehouseFabricsInc.com, this French Memo Board is a very classy way to display a lot of cards! I'd probably wrap it with fabric or paper a little more festive, but I love the idea! Find the instructions on how to make this board here.
2. For those who are a little more into wood working (not that there's a lot of finesse or expertise required!), this simple wooden tree with mini clothespins is a great option! Bec at Little Lucy Lu has a great tutorial on how to make this Christmas Card Holder.
3. Kelly over at Kelly's Corner set out a Christmas tree especially for Christmas cards last year! What a neat idea - unfortunately we don't have the room to do it in our house, but I would never turn down an extra tree if space wasn't an issue!
4. Anne shows off her neighbour's cranberry Christmas card garland on her blog A. Party Style. She uses keychain rings to hold the cards - how brilliant is that!
Bright, Bold, & Beautiful, they showcase their Christmas cards on a door frame garland!
with mod podged clothespins!
check out the tutorial at The Bean Sprout Notes!
Melissa at Greener Grass claims that this was created as an act of desperation, but I'd say that it's a success!
10. Thanks to House & Home for this beautiful idea! This board could be used for thank you cards, birthday cards, and mail generally worth keeping once the Christmas holidays are through!
framed chicken wire idea. For Christmas cards, I'd probably go with a white or red, but then again, I'm more of a traditional decorator when it comes to Christmas!
Martha's Easy Christmas Crafts.
Check out her tips here.
Amy over at Pens and Needles as an awesome tutorial for this one!
Michelle at Allen Designs meant for this to be for photo cards, but I like the idea of just putting them all in there!
you can buy from Bright Star Kids, but how easy would it be to run some ribbon down the wall from a star, and then use the ever useful clothespin to attach your cards?
This is number 4 of 11 book-inspired crafts at Home Made Simple.
great tutorial for this vintage clothes hanger display at File Me Away.
Visit the Culinary Queen Bee for this one!
tutorial over here at FreeCraftUnlimited.com.
Check it out at The Diaper Diaries.
how to make this cute and incredibly easy star-shaped card holder at KidSpot.com.au.
Thanks to Emily at The Anderson Crew for this one!
25. As I said above, this is my fave. Granted, it will look a LOT different with Christmas cards of all shapes, sizes, and colours hanging from it, but I really love the idea! (The photo credit actually goes to The Pottery Barn, as this is one of their products.) Check out the tutorial over here at DIYLife.com.
And, as a bonus, this last one - I just found it, and couldn't NOT include it - I love it! A Christmas card holder made from a tomato cage, at FamilyFun.go.com.
What do you do with all of your Christmas cards? Do you do anything differently now, LAP? (Life After Pinterest) ;)
Cheers! Happy decorating! I can't wait to bust out the Christmas music (I typically wait until at least after Remembrance Day....)!
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