How to Make a Holder for Your Christmas Cards

| If you’re like me and have already started receiving holiday cards, you’re probably looking for a good place to display them in your home. I’ve created this super easy DIY Christmas card holder that you can customize however you’d like. If you don’t want to paint your own letter board, you could always purchase a pre-made wooden holiday decor sign and add the ribbons to it! The size of this project is also totally customizable – if you’re popular and get a ton of cards, you can always get a wider sign and add more ribbons.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Wooden Plaque/Board
  • Wooden Letters
  • Acrylic Craft Paint and Brushes
  • 1-2″ Ribbon
  • Buttons
  • Needle and Thread
  • Jingle Bells
  • Binder Clips
  • Twine
  • Hot Glue
  • Super Glue

I bought almost everything I needed to make this at Hobby Lobby. Don’t forget to use their 40% off coupon – click here for the link and then click “GET 40% OFF” at the top!

Step 1

Paint your board and letters with the acrylic paint in any design or pattern that you want. Set it aside to dry.

Step 2

Cut the ribbon into three equal sections about 2 feet long.

Step 3

Sew a button onto the ribbon every 6-8 inches and put a binder clip onto each button.

Pro tip: you can actually remove the metal loop part from the binder clip, place it around the button, and then reattach the loop to the binder clip.

Step 4

At the end of each piece of ribbon, cut a wide triangle base and sew on a jingle bell to weigh down the ribbon.

Step 5

Use super glue to attach the painted letters to the board once everything has dried.

Step 6

Using hot glue, attach the ribbons to the back of the wooden board.

Step 7

Using hot glue, attach twine, ribbon, or string to make a hanging element on the board.

Step 8

Hang your cards on the binder clips as they arrive in the mail!

Step 9

There you have it: a custom Christmas card holder to hang and display your Holiday greetings in your home!

Pictured here are the cards that Penny received for Christmas last year! See anyone you know?