Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Displaying Christmas Cards
I have been having trouble the last couple years with what to do with my Christmas cards. I like to display them but don't want to put them all over a table top or mantle. I have looked at card "trees" but never really want to shell the money out for one and don't have an empty spot to place one. This year I found this Pinup Wreath on the Martha Stewart Website. It is adorable and the perfect solution for me. It was inexpensive and easy to make, I highly suggest it as a seasonal display for your Christmas Cards.
This is how mine turned out. I bought a smaller wooden embroidery hoop because I didn't think we would get enough cards to fill out the big one. Boy was I wrong I have cards stacked underneath each other. I should have known not to go against Martha and buy a small hoop since it wouldn't have room on the inside for multiple cards, there is barely room for two on mine. Next year I will tear this one apart and use a larger hoop to make room for all of our cards. But I will say that I don't suggest alternating clips in and out as their instructions indicate. I suggest doing one clip in and two out. Even with a large hoop you will loose valuable card space if you alternate every other.