Soon your mailbox will be filling up with holiday greeting cards. If you’re like me, you have to find a way to display them every single year. I try something new each year and nothing seems to do the trick. I tried something a little bit different this year and I quite like how it turned out! See for yourself below along with instructions on how to recreate this super-simple (and inexpensive!) holiday card display in your own home!
Simple DIY Holiday Card Display
This was a very simple holiday card display to assemble and required very little materials at very little cost. I’m very happy with the end result and will probably stick with this as my card display for years to come. My toddler and my two cats have barely noticed the ribbon which was a major concern for me when making a display that is so low to the ground. I will most likely avoid attaching cards low on the ribbon as Miss O loves to play with cards and one of the cats likes to chew cardboard!
- Ribbon of your choice (you will need 10′ for a standard in-home door)
- Coordinating bow (or create your own – this tutorial is very helpful)
- 4 Flat Thumbtacks
- Mini clothespins
- Attach one end of ribbon centered inside the top of the door using a thumbtack.
- Pull taut and attach other end inside the bottom of the door. Cut ribbon.
- Attach on end of ribbon centered or slightly above center inside the door on the side with the hinges using a thumbtack.
- Pull taut and attach other end inside the opposite side of the door. Cut ribbon.
- Attach coordinating bow at mid-point of ribbon. I found it easiest to attach it to the vertical ribbon just above where the two ribbons intersect.
- Affix cards to the ribbon at various points using mini clothespins.
I purchased both my ribbon and the matching bow from the dollar store. I used standard red felt ribbon in a 2.5″ width. I originally used tape to attach the ribbon; however, most ribbon is too textured for the tape to adhere. Thumbtacks will leave such a tiny hole that you will never notice it once removed. I also found that I needed two clothespins for most of the cards to hold them in place. If you are lucky, your local dollar store will carry the mini clothespins. Otherwise, Walmart usually has them in either the scrapbooking section or the office supply section. Your local craft store will definitely carry them, typically in the scrapbooking section. This project only cost me $3 and took about 10 minutes to assemble. I already had mini clothespins in my scrapbooking stash as well as flat thumbtacks so the cost was $2 for the ribbon and $1 for the bow!
Andrea can always be found with a new craft in front of her, a form of technology on her right and a coffee on her left. This is how she survives suburbia with her two crazy toddlers in tow.