There is nothing I love more than holiday crafting, and as Aiden gets older I can try more things with him. This year we decided to make a holiday card tree holder. Holiday cards have become a favorite family tradition. We love sending them and receiving them. I take Aiden with me every day to the mailbox now that it’s holiday season and he loves opening up and looking at the cards.
In the past, we’ve hung them on a wall, but this year I wanted to do something different. Because our home is so small I was hoping to find a way to incorporate them into our holiday decor. My mom and I went to Michael’s while she was here for Thanksgiving and we were inspired by the holiday branches and thought we could use them to display my cards in a new way!
To hang the cards, we decided to let Aiden decorate clothespins with holiday embellishments. As a newly three-year-old he is fiercely independent so it was perfect because it was easy for him to work with the glue to add the embellishments without much help, and it was a quick clean up for me. This whole Christmas card holder tree took less than an hour to make!
Supplies Needed for your Christmas Card Holder Tree:
- Various artificial tree branches
- Artificial greenery
- Decorative bucket or basket
- Holiday embellishments (we used bows and silk poinsettias)
- Tacky glue
Steps to Follow to make your own Christmas Card Holder Tree:
- Add the styrofoam to the bottom of the bucket or basket.
- Arrange the branches and press them to the styrofoam. It’s helpful to have another person hold them as you arrange before you actually stick them in the styrofoam.
- Add the greenery around the bottom.
- To make the clothespin clips simply add a little glue to an embellishment and stick it on the end of the clothespin. Lay flat to dry. Hint: Depending on the embellishment you may want to go back and add a little hot glue to ensure everything sticks.
This Christmas card holder tree was a fun way to entertain ourselves on a cold, rainy afternoon. It was easy to make and did not require a lot of supplies to create a beautiful holiday decoration that showcases our holiday cards.
How do you display your holiday cards? Thinking of making your own Christmas card holder tree? I would love to hear what you do with the holiday cards you receive in the comments!
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