Merry and Bright Flea Market Find into DIY Christmas Card Display

December 11, 2014

While some people choose to send Christmas cards via email, I just haven't
been able to get on that bandwagon. If it works for you, then I think that's great.
 I'm just one of those people who really loves
sending and receiving Christmas cards in the mail from friends and family
 each year. And if you're anything like me, you'll be wanting to display those
cards somewhere. I know the refrigerator works for some people, but what if
you'd like to try something else?

I picked up this wooden frame filled with chicken wire at a favorite
twice-yearly flea market a few years ago. Originally, I bought it for
displaying my vintage jewelry creations. But since then I've broadened
my horizons and come up with other uses for it. Right now it's serving as
our 2014 Christmas card display.

 How did I make it? It's really simple.
First, I cut a piece of wide jute webbing to fit
across the empty space at the top of the frame.

 (I can't remember where I bought mine but you can get it many
places online. Just Google "jute webbing.")
Then, I stenciled the words "Merry & Bright" across it.
I attached the webbing with two thumbtacks, just pushing them gently
into the frame. Since it really is a vintage piece, the wood is a bit fragile
so I had to be careful not to split it with the tacks.

Then I scrounged up some metal clips with little hooks on them that worked
 perfectly for hanging the cards. They were used for hanging and organizing
 little scrapbooking embellishments in a previous life. If you just look around and
get creative I'm sure you can come up with something unique to hang your cards
with as well.

Finally, I added a Dollar Store silver star ornament for a bit of bling. 
 And voila.

Right now it's hanging on the side of my vintage stand-alone cabinet in our
kitchen eating area. Here's a peek at what's on top and above the cabinet.

Are you feeling the
I picked up the three gold letters (as well as "PEACE") for a
song at our village church's annual rummage sale. 
Overall I'm really happy with how the card display turned out this year.

Who knows what I'll do next year!
Do you have a special way of displaying
Christmas cards each year? 
If you'd like to see another unique way to display your
Christmas cards, you can see how I made a Christmas card
gallery of family pictures, using a vintage window frame here.

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chateau chic said...

I LOVE your Christmas card display screen!! Very cute, and I love that you can see them easily, instead of piling them in a tray like I do.
Mary Alice

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a clever idea and I love the addition of the jute webbing sign. Love all your festive treasures too!

Diana said...

Ooh, i need some of that webbing!! Such a creative card holder, Kathleen :)

must love junk said...

Very cute and creative! :)

Decor To Adore said...

I sent out close to 100 cards this year and love receiving them as well. This is so clever and creative!

May you find love, joy and peace this Christmas Season and health and happiness in the New Year!

You are a blessing to many including myself.

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

I'm traditional too, I still like sending and receiving Christmas cards the old fashioned way! Your card holder is so fun. Your JOY letters are very pretty with the deer.

Ali Williams said...

Off to get cards today to mail out. I always put it off till it's too late. Not this year!

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

That is such a great idea...I shared it on my FB page and pinned it too :-)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What a fun way to display your cards. I display mine with something a lot like yours (but this year they are still in a old mixing bowl).


Marigene said...

Cute idea! ♥ your tree collection under glass...

Vintage Paint and more... said...

I love this clever little Christmas card display unit. Love the burlap ribbon you used. Cathy

Laura said...

Oh What a wonderful project! I am so glad to see projects on the Vintage Merry Christmas Blog Hop too!!

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Brilliant as always. Featuring when my link party opens tonight!

Heart Vintage Design said...

Lovely find and you make it look great!

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