Monday, 19 December 2011

Homemade Christmas Card Display

Finished tree hanging on the wall
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
How lovely are thy branches!
Not only green when summer's here
But in the coldest time of year.
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,

How lovely are thy branches!

My Nana uses sticky-back strips to hold her Christmas cards on the wall. The problem is that you can really only use them once and the cards tend to start dropping off before Boxing Day! I thought I'd make her an early Christmas gift of a new way to hold the multitude of cards she gets. (Not joking, she gets 50-100 from all her friends!)

Already filled!

I got the idea for a tree-style card display from this website and I followed their basic instructions, although mine has a different design. I made two trees using two sheets of holly-green A2 cardboard, which was about 1.5mm thick. I had to borrow a scalpel, which resulted in cut fingers. :D To hold the cards on, I bought some red mini-pegs cheaply from Amazon. A lot of shops seem to be selling mini-pegs this year too.

She was really pleased with it, although she'll need another one next year – there is still not enough room for all of her cards!


saving for travel said...

That is a brilliant present.

We should make one!

Our cards are stood on our dinning table.

Sft x

Unknown said...

ha ha this is wonder ful Greeting Cards