I saw these cute Christmas tree shaped hanging things at Joann's, with chicken wire in the middle, and thought they'd be perfect for displaying Christmas cards. I used to recceive a ton of handmade cards during the holidays but now I get alot of digital cards or single sheet photo cards from friends and family so I no longer need the GIANT display piece I had in years past. This smaller display is a way to really showcase those special handmade cards that we get during the holidays. You can hang this in the hallway or even from the front door to display your holiday cards. Keep reading to see how I customized this pre-fab wood tree to hang my cards in style and make a DIY holiday card display using spray paint and masking tape!
Here are the supplies you'll need for this project:
- Card Display – the tree one I used is available at Joann's
- Krylon ColorMaster Spray Paint in Metallic Gold
- Masking Tape
- Clothespins (optional)
You can create any pattern you like on the display – strips, plaid, whatever. I decided to go with diagonal gold stripes because they are super trendy right now and I like the look. You can also choose a different color of spray paint than I did – I like the juxtaposition of the elegant gold against the rustic wood. This display would also look great with a base coat of white spray paint and red stripes or even red and green painted stripes. You can measure between the tape strips for spacing accuracy but I just eyeballed it. You can see how I taped off the stripes and painted the display in this handy dandy tutorial video:
I also taped the jute loop at the top of the display because I wanted it to look rustic and natural. You can spray paint the loop if you like or cut it off and replace it with a ribbon or remove it and add a metal hook or sawtooth hanger to the back of the display.
I also spray painted a few clothespins with the same gold spray paint to use for attaching the cards to the chicken wire. You could use clothespins or bulldog clips or even cute paperclips to attach the cards to your display.
I have a few vintage cards displayed on my hanger until the handmade cards start coming in. You can hang ornaments or even cards from past years on your display until the new cards start arriving. I can't wait to see what gorgeous cards I receive this year!! How about you – do you send handmade cards for the holidays?