A great place to be able to hang all your Christmas cards!
Happy Black Friday! I know this day isn’t nearly as crazy as it has been in the past – maybe, hopefully, the world will get back to a true normal and we can get back to it. I have never really done Black Friday (I enjoy my sleep – and am usually still sleeping off a turkey and pie overdose), at least the super early, waiting in the cold, shivering with hundreds of other people. I can imagine a bit of bonding happens, at least til the doors open! I myself, am more of the go around lunch, get a bite to eat then meander around and take it all in. The Christmas season officially starts for me then.
Anyway getting back to it, I have tried many, many different ways of showcasing the cards we get from family and friends. I’m a cardmaker – I know other cardmakers – I get some really beautiful and creative cards – and I would like a place to showcase them. So after some thought, a little pinterest surfing. I came to nothing. So after a little more thought and a couple projects down the road – inspiration hit!
This card display is made from lath strips, 4 to be precise. The lath strips are 4 feet long. I took 2 of the strips and cut them in half, leaving me with 4 – 2 foot pieces and 2 – 4 foot pieces. I lined them up and sandwiched the 4ft piece between the 2 foot pieces at the end. Then taking my handy-dandy nail gun (I really do love it!), nailed them together. Once the frame was together I stained it, let the stain dry them stapled chicken wire to the back. The good thing was I used 2 foot chicken wire, I measured it out 4 foot and cut. Only one cut – which was nice because working with chicken wire can be a pain.
This does measure 4ft x 2ft, but you could easily make it 2×2, 3×3, 1×2. really whatever size you need. I thought a 1ft x 4ft would be fun to make if you had a narrow area like above a door or window.
To hang it on a door I used a couple of clear wreath hangers. For on a wall I found a couple 3M large hanger hooks that hold it nicely. The decoration showed above is easy – the fall one is Easy Fall Banner. The Christmas one is just red, white and green yarn. I cut 3 pieces per color at 4 ft long and braided it. To hang the cards I used medium clothesline clips.
Hope you enjoy!
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