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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and this $65 farmhouse table

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  7. karmaganics on March 4, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    Such a cool project. I love the shabby chic look. It’s so clean. Thanks for the DIY!

  8. babloo on January 17, 2018 at 1:05 am

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  9. Kitty Sunshine McCurry on December 27, 2016 at 10:28 am

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

  10. Mary Kalpos on November 28, 2016 at 8:43 am

    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.

  11. HOLLIE on November 16, 2015 at 8:41 am

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

    • ⭐?⭐?⭐?⭐?⭐?⭐?

      I built my own using the plans at www. – highly recommended you check those out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha

      Head on over to www. if you want to learn more – click the pink link above for some more plans! Best of luck on your building adventures!


  12. diana on October 21, 2014 at 9:22 pm

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

  13. Shauna on September 12, 2013 at 7:09 am

    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!

  14. Adrienne J S Williamson on December 11, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    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!!

  15. Sandra McMoore on December 8, 2012 at 9:26 am

    That is so cute!!

  16. Kayla McCune Cheadle on December 7, 2012 at 9:32 pm

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

    • Shanty2Chic on December 10, 2012 at 6:29 am

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

  17. Demetria Spencer on December 7, 2012 at 1:08 pm

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

    • Shanty2Chic on December 10, 2012 at 6:29 am

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

  18. Laurie Hutchinson on December 7, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    What a great idea!

  19. sllvncookie on December 7, 2012 at 9:55 am

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

    • Shanty2Chic on December 10, 2012 at 6:29 am

      You are sweet! This made me smile 😉

  20. Jerri Czosek on December 7, 2012 at 8:02 am

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

    • Shanty2Chic on December 7, 2012 at 8:22 am

      No… Just a bit under the sticks! Thanks!

      Sent from my iPad

  21. Marianne Songbird on December 7, 2012 at 4:34 am

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

    • Shanty2Chic on December 10, 2012 at 6:30 am

      Thank you Marianne!! I appreciate it 😉

  22. Loretta E on December 7, 2012 at 12:18 am

    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!

    • Shanty2Chic on December 10, 2012 at 6:30 am

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

  23. Emilou Ely on December 6, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    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!

    • Brooke Traylor Smith on December 7, 2012 at 7:03 am

      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 🙂

      • Shanty2Chic on December 10, 2012 at 6:31 am

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

  24. FunkyJunk Donna on December 6, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Very cool! Love the string wrapped touch!

  25. Thistle Wood on December 6, 2012 at 10:47 am

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

    Have a blessed and wonderful day!

    • Shanty2Chic on December 6, 2012 at 3:11 pm

      Thank you ma’am!! I appreciate it!

  26. Brooke Traylor Smith on December 6, 2012 at 9:00 am

    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

    • Shanty2Chic on December 6, 2012 at 3:11 pm

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

  27. Michael Wurm on December 6, 2012 at 8:54 am

    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!

  28. Shell We on December 6, 2012 at 8:45 am

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

    • Shanty2Chic on December 6, 2012 at 3:12 pm

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

  29. Jennifer McTavish on December 6, 2012 at 8:40 am

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

    • Shanty2Chic on December 6, 2012 at 3:13 pm

      Woohoo! Good luck with yours!

  30. JuneA** on December 6, 2012 at 6:44 am

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

    • Shanty2Chic on December 6, 2012 at 3:13 pm

      Yes! That’s the cutest part 😉

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