Christmas Card Wreath
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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!
- (1) 14 inch embroidery hoop
- (9) mini wooden clothespins (1 3/4 inch long)
- Wood glue
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.
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.
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.
Step 4: Tie a piece of twine to the ribbon to use to hang your wreath.
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!
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!
Be sure to check out the rest of the crafts in the Creative Christmas Blog Hop by clicking on the links below!