Hi guys! Out of all the things I love about the holidays, giving and receiving Christmas cards is one of my favorite things to do, and of course collecting vintage cards. I needed a cute way to display my Christmas cards, but didn’t have room for another garland, and I couldn’t have anything that would trail down a door as little Annie would most likely eat them. I saw this fun plate display made with a paper plate and paper clips meant to hold photos and cards for decoration and organization in a vintage October 1961 issue of Pack-O-Fun Magazine. I thought this would be a great way to display my holiday cards. Check out my version is a little sturdier made with plastic plates and painted clothespins:
Here’s What You Need:
*Charger ( I bought mine at Target)
*Plastic Plate ( I bought mine at World Market)
*Trim (I used pom pom trim)
*Medium Painted Clothespins ( I got mine at Michaels)
*High Temp Hot Glue Gun and Glue or E6000
Here is the original:
First you need to glue the clothespins on. Place a generous amount of glue onto one side of your clothespin and glue down to the back rim of your charger with part of the clothespin showing over the edge. Glue the ext clothespin about an inch and a half away from the first. Then glue another and another spacing them evenly until you have clothespins glued all around the back side of the rim of your charger.
Glue your trim to the inside of your charger on the front where the middle meets the rim. Now place a lot of glue to the back side of your plate and glue down into the middle of your charger on the front centering it.
Once your glue has dried, flip the charger over so the back is facing up. Mark the top where you want the holder to hang. Cut a length of ribbon and fold it in half. Glue the ends of the ribbon down to the top of the plate where marked. Then glue a piece of felt over the ribbon for extra strength. Once the glue dries, you are ready to hang your card holder and add your holiday cards.
I absolutely LOVE how my card holder turned out! IT is one of my favorite Christmas crafts I have ever made and I would highly recommend it! This diy is not only pretty inexpensive to make, it is really fun and easy as pie. I hope you all will make one of your own this Christmas. I think you will love it as much as I love mine! I’ll be back tomorrow with some holiday gift ideas. Until then…