OK, perhaps the timing of this post is a bit late, but the project was completed to fill a need in our home this holiday season. I had made a clothes pin Christmas card wreath last year, but it got broken as the decorations were getting packed away. So, as I realized that we now had no where to display our Christmas cards, I headed to Pinterest to find a new Christmas card display.
This is the one I chose. First I gathered the supplies I needed: a piece of wood 6″ tall x 24″ wide, red paint, white paint, green paint, silver paint, a black paint pen, 1″ wide Christmas ribbon, an electric stapler, 1/2″ wide glittered ribbon, clothes pins, colored chalk, a pen, my computer and printer.
When I had everything together, I sanded the board and base coated it in white paint.
While that was drying I headed to the computer and made a sign on MS Word that read “Merry Mail” and printed it out.
Then I cut the page in half and used colored chalk to cover the back of the lettering creating a transfer stencil.
I set that aside and used pouncers (round sponge brushes of varying sizes) to make the polka dots on the sign. I made several dots of each size in red, green and silver across the white back ground. I decided to have a few of the dots overlap and others hang off the edges of the board.
When that was dry, I used the chalk stencil to transfer the words onto the front of the sign. With the chalk on the back of the paper, I used a pen to trace around the letters on the front of the page.
When I had the chalk outline to work with, I used a black paint pen to fill in the letters.
I then set it aside to dry and cut the ribbons to length. I used the 3 types of 1″ ribbon to hang from the bottom to attach the cards and the 1/2″ ribbon to hang the sign.
Then I used an electric stapler to attach the ribbons. I hung the 3 colored lengths from the bottom of the sign, spaced evenly across the board.
This is the finished product, before I hung the cards on it and put it up in our dining room.
How do you show off your holiday cards?