Christmas cards take time and effort to put together, and each one you receive from a friend or family member deserves a special place in your home. Rather than lining your Christmas cards up on the mantel in a predictable way, why not incorporate them naturally into your holiday décor? Here are seven creative ways to hang Christmas cards in your home.
1. Old-Fashioned Ladder
Rustic, antique décor is all the rage these days, and you can display your Christmas cards in style by hanging them from an old-fashioned ladder that has been repurposed into a home décor centerpiece. Simply remove the back part of a small, wooden ladder and roughly sand down any splinters from the front portion. You can then paint the ladder in a distressed style, or leave it in its natural color.
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Lean your ladder against an accent wall, or place it in a bare corner of your room that could use a little visual appeal. Use a hole-puncher to create small holes in the tops of your Christmas cards, then tie them to the ladder rungs with string or brown twine. Make sure each piece of string or twine is cut long enough to allow the cards to dangle one or two inches from each rung.
2. Tree Branch Vase Display
One of the most creative and attractive Christmas card display projects also happens to be very easy to create. Simply go outside and cut several small bare branches and twigs from trees or bushes until you have a large, natural bouquet. Arrange the branches and twigs in a wide-mouthed vase so that you have enough wiggle room to spread them out a bit. Tie strips of colorful ribbon to random branches, then hang your Christmas cards from them.
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In order to make your twig bouquet as interesting and attractive as possible, you may want to look for branches with interesting shapes and colors. Red Twig Dogwood branches look stunning in tabletop displays due to their fiery color. You can also cut a few berry-laden branches from evergreen bushes to bring your twig display to life.
3. Ribbon Card Holder
Ribbons are often associated with the holidays, and now you can incorporate this diverse crafting material into your annual Christmas card display. Attach wide strips of ribbon to the inside of one of the doors in your home with painter’s tape. Make sure the tops and bottoms of the ribbons are secured to your door so that they stay in place when people come and go.
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Using decorative paperclips or clothespins, attach your Christmas cards to the ribbons. For a clean and polished look, maintain even spacing between each card. For a random, relaxed feel, hang the cards in a more haphazard manner.
4. Basic Wreath
You can easily turn any basic wreath into a Christmas card holder with the help of a few bits of ribbon, string or clothespins. For maximum Christmas card display space, we recommend using a bare wreath form, although you can certainly attach your cards to a finished wreath as well.
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If using a basic wreath form, attach your cards directly to the wire or wooden base with clothespins. Tie a bow around the top of the wreath and then hang it from a door or wall, and you suddenly have a Christmas card holder that takes very little time and effort to create.
If you decide to use a finished wreath, you can attach Christmas cards to the branches with ribbon or string. Tie cute bows at the top of each one to maintain the formal look of your finished wreath/Christmas card holder.
5. Decorative Branch
We are in love with the simple, yet charming appearance of decorative branch Christmas card displays. For maximum effect, choose a bare wall in your home and hang a completely natural branch from it.
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The branch you choose should be relatively straight, and all twigs should be cut off. You can add color to this project by hanging your Christmas cards from the branch with shiny ribbons, or maintain a more natural look by using brown ribbon or twine. Your christmas cards themes and style can play an interesting role in how your decorative branch turns out!
6. Accent Wall
Looking for a very easy way to hang your Christmas cards when you have minimal time? Simply hang them directly from an accent wall in the shape of a Christmas tree, snowflake or star. To ensure that you don’t damage your paint, use bits of painter’s tape to secure the cards to the wall.
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This project is perfect for those who don’t feel particularly crafty or who have an empty wall in their home that could use a little holiday cheer. The wording on your Christmas cards can help create a fun and spectacular theme.
7. Curtain Rods
Curtain rods are perfect for hanging things from, and now you can use them for so much more than just your drapes! Using ribbon in traditional Christmas colors (green, red, silver, gold), hang your Christmas cards from the curtain rods in front of your windows. The sun will light up each card beautifully as it filters through the window panes.
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These Christmas card hanging ideas are easy enough for anyone to complete, and will bring beauty and holiday cheer to your home décor