Today’s project is a hanging Christmas Card holder. It’s an answer to a challenge I face each year as thoughtful cards from friends and family pour in. I never have anywhere to put them! Especially in a small place like we have in Fl. This particular hanging Christmas card holder is for a special friend and team member of the Power Tool Challenge Team.
Our December challenge is our Secret Santa edition. We each get assigned a team members. This hanging christmas card holder will be wrapped up and shipped off this week:) I hope she likes it as much as I do 🙂
How To Make A Hanging Christmas Card Holder
Supplies needed for a hanging Christmas card holder. I use affiliate links so you can find the supplies I used.
- 1/4″ board
- graphite paper
- 5″ wide burlap ribbon
- nail for hanging
- Christmas tree template Download it here.
- Noel template Download it here.
- sand paper and or palm sander
- fine tipped paint brush
Tools used to make the Christmas card holder
- Ryobi Scroll Saw, you could also use a jigsaw or even balsa wood and an exacto knife to cut out the shape.
- drill with a small bit
Step 1 Download the Christmas tree pattern, using the graphite paper trace it onto the 1/4″ board. I have a good tutorial on using graphite paper in my Easily Transfer Graphics To Paint post. Add a square section at the bottom of the tree where the Noel word will go. I used a ruler and made a square.
Step 2 Cut out the tree shape. This was my first time using my Ryobi Scroll Saw. It was like using a sewing machine and was quiet like one too. I quickly discovered it was easier to navigate the rounded edges of the wood Christmas tree by taking the excess wood off the sides.
I can’t wait to get back to Fl to try it for more projects since I have a long list of things I want to make with it! This baby will cut up to 2″ wood. Think of the possibilities!
Step 3 Drill a small hole in the top of the star to hang it.
Step 4 Paint the Christmas Tree card holder all white. Using the graphite paper again, trace Noel onto the bottom and paint with a fine tipped brush. Finish it off by painting the star and the edges gold. This is a good time to paint the clothespins as well. I dry-brushed mine with green and red craft paint.
Step 5 Cut a section of burlap ribbon and glue it to the back of the wood Christmas tree.
This hanging Christmas card holder is perfect for displaying cards in a festive way during the holiday season without taking up table space. Last year I used a ladder in my Festive Holiday Entry For A Small Space.
I love homemade gifts, making as well as receiving them. Another favorite DIY gift idea is my Large DIY Scrabble Tiles I made last year.
See the rest of this month’s Power Tool Challenge Team DIY gift ideas below. As always, they outdid themselves with creativity!
Wooden Chair Spindle Snowflake by Interior Frugalista
Hanging Christmas Card Holder by H2OBungalow – That’s me!
DIY Cookbook Stand by Dogs Don’t Eat Pizza
DIY Pallet Wood Shadow Box by Create And Babble
Repurposed Cabinet Door Joy Plaque by Designed Decor
Textured Photo Transfers To Wood Blocks by The Kim Six Fix
DIY Cheese and Crackers Serving Board by Virginia Sweet Pea
I’m loving these gift ideas! Did you see that awesome logo plaque in the graphic? Hmm… I guess I know which gift is mine this year! Love that photo transfer from Kim! The fun part for the rest of the team will be for them to wait and see which gift shows up on their front door! Why not skip the stores and go easy on the wallet by making a few of these for friends and family too?
You’ll find my project linked up to these fabulous parties!
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