Thursday, December 19, 2013

#TBCCrafters Craft Hop - Holiday Card Holder



Check it Out!  I realized the other day that I don't have a card holder for my Christmas cards that have been arriving daily.  I had a really beautiful metal over the door holder that would hold a lot of cards before the fire, but it didn't make it out.
Since I am all about working with what I have, I decided that even though I didn't have the fabric or scrapbook paper that I wanted, I could still pull this off.   So I rounded up a few supplies and made myself a Holiday Card Holder! 


For my base I used an embroidery hoop.  My neighbor had given me some wonderful Christmas placemats and napkins so I decided to use one of the napkins as my fabric. I also used clothespins, ribbon, glue and white paint.
Here is how I put it together...



  • Step 1 - I sandwiched my napkin between the hoops (you could paint your hoops first if desired)
  • Step 2 - Trim the excess fabric off around the outside of the hoop
  • Step 3 - Fold over edges to inside back
  • Step 4 - Glue down edges all the way around 






  • Step 5 - I painted my clothespins white 
  • Step 6 - Glue the clothespins to the hoop at desired places
  • Step 7 - Attach a ribbon hanger
  • Step 8 - Attach the bow



Here is my finished holder with no cards.  I used hot glue so I had some of those little glue strands, sorry forgot to clean them off before I took the pic. ;0)


6 comments:

  1. Adorable - what another great way to use those hoops I have lying around! LOVE IT!!! Pinned & tweeted!

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  2. OK that is so adorable and makes it easy for showcasing your Christmas cards!

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  3. SO happy you posted this, my dear. i'd gotten clothespins a few weeks ago and promptly forgot why i got them. it was this!!

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  4. How neat, you are oh so creative!

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  5. What a great way to keep everything organized.

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