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DIY Christmas Card Holder

November 27, 2014

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LOVE THIS! Do you need a way to display your Christmas cards in a way that blends in with your Christmas decorations? Check out this beautiful, easy DIY Christmas card holder. Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body!

Do you need a pretty way to display all of the Christmas cards that you receive?  I'm here to show you how to make an easy, DIY Christmas card holder!

Hello friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Joe was on shift for Thanksgiving, so we are pretending like Friday is Thanksgiving :) But, I wanted to share this fabulous project before our Thanksgiving festivities begin. For years, I have wanted to make a Christmas card holder to display all the beautiful cards that we receive from our friends and family. Well, I FINALLY got around to it this year and am loving it. Read on to learn how to make your own DIY Christmas Card holder!  This post contains some affiliate links.  Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

DIY Christmas Card Holder Tutorial

Materials Needed:

LOVE THIS! Do you need a way to display your Christmas cards in a way that blends in with your Christmas decorations? Check out this beautiful, easy DIY Christmas card holder. Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body!

Steps:

1)  Cut your sheet of plywood in half lengthwise, so that the finished it is 1 x 4 feet.

2) Stain your plywood, according to the directions of whatever stain you choose.  I used gel stain in Hickory, because I already had it on hand.  After the stain dries, apply a satin polyurethane to protect the surface.  Allow it to dry overnight.

LOVE THIS! Do you need a way to display your Christmas cards in a way that blends in with your Christmas decorations? Check out this beautiful, easy DIY Christmas card holder. Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body!

 

3) Next, you are ready to cut your vinyl.  I used my Silhouette CAMEO to cut out “SPREAD JOY” of my gold vinyl.  LOVE THIS! Do you need a way to display your Christmas cards in a way that blends in with your Christmas decorations? Check out this beautiful, easy DIY Christmas card holder. Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body!

LOVE THIS! Do you need a way to display your Christmas cards in a way that blends in with your Christmas decorations? Check out this beautiful, easy DIY Christmas card holder. Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body!

The letters were large enough and easy to work with, so I simply peeled them off and hand-placed them on my wood, but you could use Silhouette transfer paper if hand-placement makes you nervous :)

4) Once your letters are placed, you need to get to work on your clothes pins, which you will be covering with your gold washi tape. Lay a length of washi tape on top of your clothespin, making sure it is lined up and straight.  Run your washi tape the length of your clothes pin, cutting it just a bit longer than the clothespin.  Since my washi tape was wider than my clothes pins, I trimmed the excess washi tape off the side of clothespins.  After you trim the side, fold the excess washi tape over the each end of the clothespin.  Finally, you will want to use your craft knife to expose the metal part of the clothes pin–this gives it a more finished look.

Use your utility knife to expose the metal part of the clothes pin.

Use your utility knife to expose the metal part of the clothes pin.

5) Once you have washi tape on all 12 of your clothespins, you are ready to glue them to the wood with a hot glue gun.  I placed 6 on each side, approximately 7 inches apart from each other.

Fold the excess washi tape over the each end of the clothespin.  

 

That's it!  It was such as easy and inexpensive project.  I had all the supplies on hand already, so this project cost me only $10 {the cost of the wood}.  I LOVE how it turned out.  For now, it is displaying our past family Christmas cards, but I can't wait to start receiving Christmas cards so I can fill it up!

LOVE THIS! Do you need a way to display your Christmas cards in a way that blends in with your Christmas decorations? Check out this beautiful, easy DIY Christmas card holder. Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body!

 

LOVE THIS! Do you need a way to display your Christmas cards in a way that blends in with your Christmas decorations? Check out this beautiful, easy DIY Christmas card holder. Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body!

LOVE THIS! Do you need a way to display your Christmas cards in a way that blends in with your Christmas decorations? Check out this beautiful, easy DIY Christmas card holder. Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body!

Want to save this project for easy reference later?  Just pin it for easy reference later!

 

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AMAZING Silhouette Holiday SALE! 11/28 - 12/8. Use the discount code TRAPPED for deals on machine bundles and supplies! Make that Christmas wish come true!

 

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  3. […] item I incorporated into our decor this year is the DIY Christmas card holder {tutorial can be found here} that I made to place our on fireplace so that we have a place to display all of the beautiful […]

  4. This is really cute! We always just tape them to our french doors, but then end up with sticky tape all over them.

  5. So creative! Love this idea!♥ Pinning!

  6. This is such a cute idea Tasha, love it!

  7. Lynne Burton says:

    Beautiful idea!

  8. Kristi says:

    SUCH a brilliant idea!!! Mine always end up in a big pile on a shelf – this is SO much cuter!

  9. This has got to be one of the coolest card holder’s I’ve seen. And even if it didn’t have any cards it would still be a great addition to any holiday decor. And those stocking holders are great, too!

  10. I love your card holder! Such a neat idea. I noticed your stocking holders too, adorable!

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