Christmas Cards on Parade

DIY Christmas Card Wreath - DesignLively

Who doesn’t love getting mail?

As soon as Thanksgiving passes, I look forward to checking the mail every day. It’s practically the only time of year we get snail-mail these days.

This year, I decided to create a clothes-pin wreath – after being inspired by this tutorial on GwennyPenny. (This tutorial uses wire and has cute bead beads too!)

DIY Christmas Card Wreath - DesignLively

Project Steps:

1. I used an embroidery hoop (the interior one without the buckle.) Mine is about 12″ in diameter.

2. I attached clothes pins (about 40) with hot glue all around – leaving a 2″ space for the ribbon.

3. Then I painted them all holly-green! (I only painted the top flat surface).

4. I tied on a plaid ribbon and hung it in our hallway. Then I clipped on our cards as they came in!

It makes me happy to see it every day and I walk down the stairs!

This project cost me $0.00. I had the clothes pins (leftover from a Baby Shower game) and had the paint and hoop on hand. But you could probably make this with new materials for under $5!

DIY Christmas Card Wreath - DesignLively

I love to save our Christmas cards and look at them year-to-year. It’s fun to see how people change over time. I keep them all in this box.

It was a cigar box (that conveniently says “forget-me-nots” on it!) that I glued a ribbon and bow on.

I can’t believe Christmas is already here! Merry Christmas!

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