How to Make a Christmas Card Wreath for $2.00

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Christmas cards are too meaningful and too pretty to NOT enjoy all season long.

How do you normally display your Christmas cards? I’ve taped them to the wall, stood them up on top of my entertainment center, feathered them in a big bowl, and lined them on twine.

An internet search showed how people are displaying their cards . . .

I recently saw this cork photo wreath and thought THIS is what I’ll do with my cards this year!

But I wanted to do so with a smaller budget. I visited The Dollar Tree to see what would be good substitutes for a roll of cork liner and a cardboard circle (both can be found at any craft store).

My $2 idea is one foam board (20″x30″) and one 16″ wreath (any kind would do since it’ll be covered).

Additional Supplies You’ll Need

  • Adhesive to stick wreath to foam board (hot glue, tacky glue, wood glue)
  • “Adhesive” to attach cards to wreath (tacks, hot glue, tacky glue, double-sided tape, or scrapbook adhesive pop dots)
  • Pen and scissors
  • 15-20 Christmas cards

Directions

 Drawing the foam circle.
1.  Lay your wreath on top of foam board.
 2. Trace a circle on the inside and outside of wreath.
 3. I made the circle 1-2 inches bigger than the wreath. I wanted there to be plenty of room to attach the cards.
4. Cut out the foam circle by cutting along the lines you’ve drawn.
This is the wrong side of the wreath.
5. Attaching foam to the wreath. Glue the wreath to the foam circle using the adhesive of your choice. I used wood glue and put books on top until the glue was dry. I did this in the evening and it was dry the next morning.
NOTE: Be sure to have glue dry in this upside-down position. Otherwise the glue will run through the vines of the wreath. Yes, I learned the hard way.
6. Gather Christmas cards you want to display. Lay out your 15-20 Christmas cards and arrange them in a pleasing pattern on top of the foam board.  Attach the cards using tacks, sticky pop dots, double-sided tape, or hot glue.
I used the sticky pop dots. On average I used 3 dots per card.
NOTE: I used some of the pop dots to close the cards. I did not want them swinging open every time I opened/shut the door.

7. Hang up your wreath. My wreath is in my bedroom hanging from an over-the-door hanger.

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