A few days ago I was pondering how to display our Christmas cards. In the past I have taped them along our chair rail or over our fireplace. My husband suggested "modern" and I thought of the wrapping paper I had purchased on clearance from World Market a few weeks ago.
I love this Christmas card holder because it is easily customizable (use whatever wrapping paper you love!) and the cards are easy to move as you get more in the mail. Also important: it is affordable and easy to make! Scroll down for directions and a supply list.
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Christmas Card Holder Supplies
-Mat Board 32" x 40"
This is like posterboard but much thicker. I already had some on hand, but it can be purchased from Hobby Lobby near framing for about $9 or at an art supply store
-Glossy Wrapping paper like this Geometric Wrapping Paper
-Box Cutter or X-Acto Knife
Photo credit for the next 5 process photos: Bryce Fain, our 10 year old. He took great photos!
Cut wrapping paper a little longer than the mat board so you have some overlap on the back. Tape wrapping paper to the backside of the board.
If your wrapping paper is less than 32" wide, there will be a 1-2" gap of white mat board showing. Cut the excess white off using a surface under mat board (scrap cardboard would work, or cut it outside on a driveway or in the garage), straight edge or ruler, and carefully trim the extra inch or two off with a X-Acto knife.
Touch up any gaping spots of wrapping paper with tape to the mat board. Ready to hang! If you want to make the board look more festive, you could add a bow to the corner and make it look like a gift!
Quick Tip: A glossy wrapping paper will be better for moving Christmas cards, if you plan to move things around as you get more in the mail. When moving the tape & card it won't pull off paper.
Add your Christmas and holiday card photos using a bit of tape on the back of the card.
Quick Tip: You can use any kind of wrapping paper, but this geometric paper makes it incredibly easy to space and get things straight...just follow the lines!
Hang and enjoy! I used 2 velcro-style command strips on the left and right backside of this board to hang the Christmas card holder.
A few reasons I love this Christmas Card Holder: you can make it with basic supplies you have on hand (tape, wrapping paper, ect) and it is easy to customize with your favorite wrapping paper. I also love that it is really affordable to make.