[Photo: Pottery Barn]
It's nice, but since I only use it at the holidays, I don't want to put holes in my wall to hang it, and the wire is too thin for command strips. And I don't really want to lean it against the wall - with this
running around, it's kind of begging for the destruction of cards.
So this year I took a variation on a theme from a couple previous projects and made a card holder that I could mount with command strips, that could keep the cards out of reach for the shortys but still display them nicely.
I started with an open frame. When I got the frame for The Redhead's Magnet Board, I was lucky enough to stumble across two for the same clearance deal.
This one has been shoved behind my dresser for about 2 years now.
The rest is SUPER simple - I heated up Gracie the Glue Gun, and hot-glued
some burlap ribbon and twine across the back.
I used hot glue because it is strong enough to hold the cards, but it's easy to peel off without a problem if/when I decide to repurpose the frame for a future project.
After everything dried, I slapped some Command Picture Hangers on the back and stuck it on the wall.
(Darn you lack of natural light! Grrr)
I just used simple wooden clothes pins to clip my cards to the ribbon. I've been debating about painting the clothes pins black, but for now I think I'll stick with the natural.
Hey, who are these handsome kids? :)
How are you displaying your holiday cards this year?