Christmas Card Holder – DIY

Happy Thursday!  Welcome to day 6 of the 12 Days of Christmas!!

Today I will be sharing a super quick, easy and cute Christmas Card Display!  Anybody can make one of these, and it can be easily restyled for any time of year!

Here is how it turned out…

This cost me under $10 to make, and I had it done in under an hour!

So… Here we go!

I also used Gorilla Wood Glue under each stir stick!

Now you are ready for paint!

I gave mine 1 light coat of my OH SO FAV…

I used hot glue to attach my stems at the top corner of my board.

That’s it!!

Want to see it all finished??

What do you think?  I am so pleased with it!  And… Of course the price makes me love it even more 😉

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  • Kitty Sunshine McCurry

    Thank you for this wonderful tutorial! Two of my favorite words…quick and affordable! Merry Christmas!

  • Mary Kalpos

    This is really a great idea. I found you on Pinterest and would like to link back to your lovely project because I am doing a variation on it.

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    What is the paint that you used….the link or photo isn’t working.

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  • diana

    What is your oh so favorite paint you speak of?? 🙂

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  • Shauna

    This is adorable! Love it! I just had the awesome thought that something similar to this would be awesome for the playroom to hang my little one’s artwork on! Thanks for the awesome tutorial!

  • I adore this design! Last night I made this, but I fixed it up so it hung on the wall and I stained it that “American” stain you suggest for other projects. Then I wrote “joy” in cursive on the bottom right, like you did for your wall art with “love” (I believe). Right now I have a 36″ x 48″ version drying that I will be putting over my couch. A little heavy, but I can’t wait. I will be putting jute around that one as well. Thank you for all the great ideas! Easy and inexpensive!!

  • Sandra McMoore

    That is so cute!!

  • Just made one!! I’m using mine to display my girls Christmas pictures!!

    • Oh yeah!! So glad you did! Good thinking!! 😉

  • Demetria Spencer

    Love the Christmas card holder! I might be making one and possibly making one for a gift as well!

    • That is awesome! I think it makes a perfect gift!!

  • Laurie Hutchinson

    What a great idea!

  • sllvncookie

    You gals amaze me ,things come out those pretty heads,,Happy Holidays.

  • Jerri Czosek

    I love this,….. Are you attaching the boards together w/ glue at the sides?

    • No… Just a bit under the sticks! Thanks!

      Sent from my iPad

  • That little ‘corsage’ is the kicker! Great display, love the rustic look.

  • Loretta E

    This is perfect! But I have the feeling I’d have to hang it up on the wall, or ‘somebody’ would drag it all over the house!

    • Yah… I have a few of those ‘somebodys’ here too! 😉

  • Emilou Ely

    Oh so easy, and so cute and functional. I have an old shutter that is about the same size and wrapping the twine around it as you have, will give me a much better way of holding my Christmas cards for display. Did you staple the twine on or just tie it on? Thanks!

    • I made one last night and I stapled the twine in the back (on each piece that was wrapped around the back)…it made the twine tighter in the front so it wont sag once a card is on it 🙂

      • Thanks for helping Brooke… I guess I wasn’t very specific on that part! I appreciate it!

  • Very cool! Love the string wrapped touch!

  • What a clever idea! I love it! The paint stirrers are genius!

    Have a blessed and wonderful day!

  • Awesome! Now I can’t wait to get some Christmas cards! 🙂
    Oh btw….I finally purchased that pottery barn bedding you have and it totally transformed my room….like all my junk and dust magically disappeared…its like a pottery barn Christmas miracle!!!!! hahaha

    • This made me laugh out loud… A lot! 😉 Glad you got it… And yeah for miracles! :-))

  • You girls are crafty geniuses! This is just fabulous! I need to figure out a way to get more time in my day to make all of this awesomeness!

  • Shell We

    Very cute idea! Just saw you guys on an oreck commercial!

    • Oh that’s great! I still haven’t seen it yet! Thanks for letting us know 🙂

  • Jennifer McTavish

    I might just be making a trip to the hardware store later… this is so cute!

  • JuneA**

    Super cute…and of course, gotta love the price!