DIY Plate Christmas Card Holder

DIY Plate Christmas Card Holder

card holderHi 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:

pof plateHere is my How to:

DSC_5386 DSC_5387First 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.

DSC_5388Glue 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.

DSC_5389Once 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.

DSC_5446 DSC_5450 DSC_5449 DSC_5448I 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…

Happy Crafting!

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5 Responses

  1. I love this craft too and it looks so easy! (I just don’t think I would ever receive that many Christmas cards though…but I think I will make this anyways.) Thanks for the great how-to!

    • Thank you Beth Anne! I don’t ever receive cards except from my parents, so I used a stash of vintage ones that I love. I think it would be a great way to display photos too 😉

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  3. neatokeenetsy

    I love this…I have the perfect plate from Target and lots of vintage Christmas cards. I just need to find a red charger. Great idea, Ashlee!

    • Oh yay! I actually bought the red charger at Target this year. If they don’t have one where you live, check at Michaels :) Please send me a photo if you make one Cindy, I would love to see it! xoxo