I’ve been immersing myself in all things Christmas lately! I’ve been guzzling Peppermint Mocha Lattes, Subarudolph has made a reappearance, I’ve been exclusively wearing Christmas leggings, our house is decorated to the nines (well, as “to the nines” as I get), and I’ve been making lists, and yes, checking them twice, in my pursuit of the perfect Christmas gifts for everyone!
Photos from 2015-ish.
One of my favorite holiday traditions, though, is sending and receiving Christmas cards! For the past several years we’ve lived here, I’ve literally just been taping them to an empty space on my kitchen wall. This year, I stumbled across a project to make my cards look a little nicer! I was visiting the parents’ house two weekends ago for Thanksgiving, and while I was visiting with my dad out in his workshop, I noticed a broken window frame covered in cobwebs and sawdust. I asked him if I could take it, not knowing exactly what I’d do with it. I took out the broken center pieces, scrubbed it down, and threw it in my hatchback.
When I got home, I started formulating a plan. After looking at chicken wire prices at the local farming store, I put a request out on Facebook asking if anyone had any extra chicken wire they’d be willing to get rid of. My cousin came through for me, and when I got it home, I set off to my workspace. I had seen card holders on Pinterest (of course… always Pinterest) so I thought I’d try my hand at making one.
What I used:
- Old broken window frame (free)
- Chicken wire (free)
- Very old wreath centerpiece I had laying around (had on hand)
- Staple gun and staples (had on hand)
- Masking tape (had on hand) to cover sharp ends of chicken wire.
- Ribbon (free – kept from a gift)
- Tiny clothespins (had on hand)
I stuck it up on the wall with some of those reusable, damage free hooks that I had laying around, and ta-da!
Now I just can’t wait for the cards to start coming in!
Hope everyone has a great week!
**Updated to add a photo of the card holder with cards! (Plus, I ended up swapping out the wreath for a cute ball wreath I found on super-clearance after the holiday!