How to Make a Christmas Card Wreath for $2.00
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 . . .
- on a vertical ribbon
- from garland
- hanging from a yardstick with clothespins
- turn them into a crocheted greeting bowl
- a branch tree holds them nicely
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
- 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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