Nov 29 2015

Christmas Card Wreath

Happy Monday Everyone!

Hope you all had a wonderful joy-filled Thanksgiving with your families.  We are so thankful for each and every one of you that read our blog, send us emails and leave sweet and encouraging comments.  You all are the best!

Today we are participating in a Creative Christmas Craft Blog Hop and we have a super easy and inexpensive Christmas craft to share with you.  Let’s face it, you will be getting a ton of Christmas cards in the mail these next coming weeks and you only have so much room on the fridge or mantel to display.  So, why not make a Christmas card wreath to display your cards!

DIY Christmas Card Wreath

Materials Needed:

  • (1) 14 inch embroidery hoop
  • (9) mini wooden clothespins (1 3/4 inch long)
  • Wood glue
  • Ribbon
  • Twine
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

Christmas Card Wreath materials

Instructions:

Step 1: Using a ruler or sewing measuring tape, space out your clothespins evenly around the embroidery hoop.  You will want to alternate the clothespins so that every other clothespin opens in the opposite direction (1 inward, the next one outward).  Start with the clothespin at the very bottom of the hoop and position in in line with the screw at the top of the embroidery hoop.  If the hoop was a clock, the bottom clothespin would be at the 6:00 position.  Space 4 clothespins evenly to the right and left of the bottom clothespin.

Christmas Card Wreath Step 1

Step 2: Use a pencil and carefully mark the placement of each of your clothespins, in case they move before you secure them.  Carefully attach your clothespins to the embroidery hoop using wood glue.  Again, make sure to alternate the clothespins to that every other one opens in the opposite direction.  You can use a glue gun, however they will not be as secure as when using wood glue and may fall off when opening and closing the clothespins or when storing your wreath after the Christmas season.

Christmas Card Wreath Step 2

Step 3: Once your wood glue has dried (may take a few hours), tie a ribbon around the top of the embroidery hoop, covering the screw.  You will want to leave room between the hoop and the knot of the bow so that the bow doesn’t sit directly on the hoop.  This allows more space for your Christmas cards.

Christmas Card Wreath Step 3

Step 4: Tie a piece of twine to the ribbon to use to hang your wreath.

Christmas Card Wreath Step 4

Step 5: Clip your Christmas cards to your clothespins.  Instead of cards you can also use to display cute Christmas themed scrapbook paper or notecards!

Christmas Card Wreath by All In Good Twine

Christmas Card Wreath

There you have it!  Super simple right?  Now you have somewhere to display all those Christmas cards that will be pouring in soon!  Get creative and put your own spin on it: paint the embroidery hoop or add washi tape to the clothespins.  To hold even more cards, you can add more clothespins, or attach a second or third embroidery hoop to the first one.  You could even do 3 different embroidery hoop sizes to resemble a snowman.  You could use this same concept to create an advent calendar; instead of displaying Christmas cards, clip envelopes with numbers 1 through 25 and fill the envelope with an activity to do as a family.

Hope you try this out and make your own!  How do you like to display your Christmas cards?

Also, check out how to make our DIY Advent Calendar here!

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Be sure to check out the rest of the crafts in the Creative Christmas Blog Hop by clicking on the links below!


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15 comments on “Christmas Card Wreath

  1. First off, I am so excited to be in your group for the blog hop, it’s so fun meeting bloggers I haven’t connected with before (and from one co-authored blog to another, it’s so great to meet other bloggers doing what we do!!). This is such a cute and innovative idea, I’ve never known what to do with Christmas cards other than putting them on the fridge and then they end up just being a mess. A wreath would be a perfect solution for someone with a tiny home like me, a cute little wall decoration! Of course I’ll be pinning this to our Christmas board & also sharing it on our social media platforms throughout the week. Great job again, I can’t wait to look around your blog some more.

    • Sam! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comment! Yes, it is so great to connect with other bloggers and how fun that you have a co-authored blog as well! We loved your post about the puppets! They are so cute! We look forward to getting to know you better!

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    • Thank you Teresa! Thanks for hosting the blog hop as well! We had so much fun getting lots of cute Christmas craft ideas!

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  2. What a fun way to show off all your Christmas cards! Mine end up all over my apartment (I don’t have a mantle or anything) so this would be a great way to keep them in one place. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love this as a card holder, and actually have a few embroidery hoops on hand — so I may just have to try it out :) I especially love it against your chalkboard.

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