Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Holiday Card Holder

My mom and I recently designated a wall in her family room for a rotating seasonal display.  This is what it looked like in the fall.  (You can read about how I helped her make that piece of autumn art here.)

In the beginning of December,  she and I updated the display and it now looks like this:

You may notice the yellow drawing in the gold frame at the top did not change.  For right now we're thinking it will always stay there, regardless of the season - it's pretty, it's neutral, and it goes well with the rest of the room.

On the right we've hung a framed print of Santa Claus.  My mom got it at an estate sale several years ago.

And on the left, is a wire holiday card tree my mom got from Pottery Barn.  Isn't it pretty?

At my apartment I've got my holiday cards tacked up to a pin board (similar to this one) that hangs near my front door year round.  It's nothing special, and I'm already thinking that next year I'm going to make one of these cool DIY holiday card holders:

This creative 3-D card tree from Family Fun magazine is made using a tomato cage from a garden store.

You probably won't be surprised to hear that this fabulous card tree made from real branches is by Martha Stewart.

This nifty card holding wreath is made using clothes pins, pony beads, and a hanger.  This idea comes from Jess of Craftiness Is Not Optional - she shares all the how-to details here.

And last, but certainly not least, I really like this card tree made from vintage yardsticks.  I'm probably particulary excited about this idea because I got two red vintage yardsticks at a yard sale last spring.  Mamie Jane shares all the details about how to make this yardstick tree on her blog here.

Feeling inspired to make a holiday card holder for next year?  If not, now is the probably perfect time to buy one at a half price after Christmas sale.

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