I like to be able to see the Christmas cards I receive throughout the holiday season, but I’ve never really had a great place to display them. In previous years, I have taped a length of festive ribbon on the wall and taped the cards on the ribbon as I opened them. This year, though, I saw a Christmas card display, but it was rustic and country and powder slate blue (?). In my opinion: ugly.
I was just going to steal the idea carte blanche: find a wood frame I like. Print, find, or make a holiday picture. Drill some holes in the frame and tie ribbon between the holes. Put the picture in the frame and hang on the wall. But then, I remembered that I can’t be trusted with power tools, so that idea was out.
Instead, I went with quick and easy. For your very own card display you’ll need:
- Foam board – cut in square dimensions of your choosing. I used 14X14. Bigger would have worked well. You could also buy Design Foam, but I find that a tad expensive.
- Low-loft/craft batting – cut the same size as your foam board
- Fabric – cut 2 inches larger than the foam board
- Mini-clothes pins
- Embellishments – stickers, buttons, washi tape, paint
- Glue gun with glue
First, you will need to cut everything to the appropriate size. I used 14×14 foam board, so I cut my batting to 14×14 and my fabric to 16×16.
Then, glue the ribbon and fabric to the board. Fold the corners neatly to keep the fabric from bunching. Let dry.