Christmas Card Display…

…that doubles as a photo display…

Written by Dawn.

I had hoped to have this posted before the Christmas holiday but with 2 boys’ birthdays in December, a busy work schedule and the holidays, well I got behind. BUT, better late than never…especially because it can be used outside of just the Christmas holiday.

I have always loved pictures…for as long as I can remember.  So maybe it only makes sense that I would eventually fall in love with taking pictures…including getting very serious about it.  But with all that comes lots and lots of photos.  And I hate to just have some of them I love so just sitting on my memory card or computer.  So I really wanted to find a way to display them…lots of them…without taking up a lot of space.

And at the same time, I’ve also been trying to find a way to display the beautiful Christmas cards we have received.  Since so many of them now are flat it’s hard to display them on a counter or table.  In my head I imagined some type of wire.  I searched the internet and found some with a wire and then I adapted on my own.

What you’ll need:

  1. Wire
  2. Screws
  3. Mini-clothes pins
  4. Nail
  5. Hammer

While I was out shopping for the ornament I discussed the other day I found all the above 1-3 materials at Hobby Lobby…and all for under $5.00 total.

I just eye measured the area of the wall I wanted to use.

I then took the nail and lightly tapped it into the wall.  I then removed it.  Then I took the screw and screwed it in the small hole created by the nail.

Once this was done, I tied the wire around the screw.  (In hindsight, I would have bought longer screws because I had a bit of a tough time keeping them in the wall…until I pounded them in with the hammer after the wire was attached).

I then did the same thing with the screw on the other side of the wall.  And then linked the wire to that screw…

After I attached the Christmas cards, it looked like this…and I LOVE it…

Now that the holidays are over, it looks like this…

Oh, and an added bonus to this? I had tons of leftover materials.  After seeing Andrea’s display she has always had for the kids’ artwork, I’ve always wanted something similar.  So, I created this in their bedroom…

Jackson has shown this to everyone who has come into our house.  He is SO proud to show off his work to them.  Carson is too, as some of his work is displayed on there as well.  The only thing I would have done differently? I would have done it sooner.

And we have plenty to do another wall or two, if we ever decide to do another art or picture wall.  Plus, I love how we can easily change pictures or artwork in a few second’s time.

If you are looking for an inexpensive, function and adorable way to display holiday cards, pictures or artwork…I highly recommend this display!!

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