This DIY Christmas Card Holder uses chicken wire and burlap to make a rustic place to display all of your holiday cards.
Everyone sends such cute holiday cards nowadays and we love displaying them in our homes through the holidays. All of those pictures of adorable kids and happy families make the perfect decoration! This year instead of propping them up on the mantle or sticking them on the fridge with a magnet we came up with a fun way to display them with a little holiday flair.
Our Christmas card holder took a few steps but it was fairly simple. We used:
- 1″ Lattice (in the trim section at Home Depot)
- Chicken Wire
- Wooden star
- Chalkboard Paint
- Krylon Gold Spray Paint
- Krylon Gold Glitter Blast
- Staple Gun
- Hot Glue Gun
- Wire Cutters
We had Home Depot cut the lattice into the right lengths for us. We used 2 36″ pieces and 1 24″ piece. We took them home and spray painted them with Krylon gold spray paint. When the pieces were dry we brought them inside and assembled them into a triangle. We used hot glue to attach them together because we think hot glue can do anything….but wood glue would work too ;).
We used the assembled triangle to measure out the piece of burlap that would be stretched across the back as a background. We cut it to size and then used painters tape to tape off diagonal stripes. Then it was back outside to use the Krylon Gold Glitter Blast. Have you ever used it? I love that stuff!
Then the fun part, attaching the chicken wire. It really takes two people, one to attach it with a staple gun and the other to pull on the opposite side so it stretches nice and tight and pulls out the kinks in the wire. Once it was secured we used wire cutters to cut away the excess.
We used a combination of staples and hot glue to attach the burlap to the same side the chicken wire was on to create a background for holiday cards. We finished it all off with a wooden star we found at Michaels. We painted it with chalkboard paint and used a chalk marker to write the year on it, that way we can update it next year.
We love how our Christmas card holder turned out! It’s perfect for displaying on a table, it’s nice and light so you could hang it on a wall or door, or even prop it up on your fireplace or mantel.
If you like this make sure to check out other awesome holiday crafts and decor on our Pinterest Board: