This easy, rustic DIY Christmas card holder is something you can use all year long.
So happy to cross this one off my list! Holiday cards are ordered, delivered and ready to be sent out! Getting holiday cards in the mail is one of my favorite things about the holidays! So much fun to see all the photos and read the newsletters from all of our friends and families. Making this Christmas card holder was fun and I love how it turned out.
DIY Christmas Card Holder
I found this basket in the bathroom storage area in my local department store, I just took out the liner, it’s the perfect size to hold cards…and the last several years of cards on rings that I have. Sometimes people send cards that don’t need to be displayed, or you want to keep the newsletters, this basket is the perfect way to keep them all together while only displaying a few cute cards.
For the lumber, I cut 4 equal (ha, I can’t cut straight lines, so mine is REALLY rustic looking) lengths of 1×4 boards. I measured using the basket first and decided how tall I wanted it with plenty of room to hang cards and the basket. Mine were about 20″ long. Then I just measured across the four boards when they were all lined up and cut two lengths of my 1×3 board for the cross beams. To put mine together I used my nail gun. I swear, I would be lost without this thing, I know I’ve said it a thousand times, but we use this daily between all of my projects and all of our remodeling. Just lined it all up, and then nailed through the cross beam into the base on each board. I then went on the backside and did it again just to be sure it was super sturdy. A hammer and nails would work fine here too…just not as fun. 🙂 Next I stained the whole thing with my current favorite stain, this white wash pickling…I’ve been using it EVERYWHERE! After staining, I let it dry for a bit. To hang the basket I used these cup hooks, because I had them on hand. I’m sure there are other ways to attach it, heavy duty staples. small clips, braces etc…but these worked great, just lined them up level and screwed them in. At this point I could have been done…but of course I had to cuten it up! The first thing I did was add some jute. I just wrapped and tied, and then using a staple gun attached it to the back side. I then added little plaid Christmas tree clothespins to hang the cards, and made a miniature wreath to hang from the basket. Wanna know how I made that wreath? Just a scrap of fabric from another project…wrapped around a dissected ribbon spool! Nice and sturdy and seriously the possibilities are endless on how many kinds of miniature wreaths you could make. So cute! Then there you go! Ready to display and fill up with cute cards from your loved ones!I designed our Christmas cards and ordered them from WalMart.
Here is the back of my card, I made my own template to make a short and sweet year in review in place of an image, and seriously love how great that turned out. I went with the premium cardstock cards with rounded corners.
Of course the first card to be displayed is our own. I love to see those cute smiley faces on those cute smiley kids. So lucky to have such a fun and adorable family. The Christmas card holder isn’t huge, so it can definitely sit on a mantel or some other display. I have mine hanging on my wall in the kitchen. I am in love with it. After Christmas I will keep it up on the wall, take down the Christmas elements and just use it as a kitchen command center. A place to put the mail until I can get to it and a place to hang all the important papers that need to be seen. Perfect! What do you think of my DIY Christmas card holder? How do you display the cards you get? Have you ordered your cards yet? Am I asking enough questions? 🙂