holiday card holder DIY

By Emily.

I finally got around to making a Holiday Greeting card holder (since cute ones don’t exist for purchase) and it actually ended up being pretty painless, so I wanted to share! Every year I usually end up washi-taping the cards up on the wall somehow, but so many of the cards we get are great on front AND back so I wanted them to be easy access all season long without damaging them! That is where this DIY came to be. Each shelf has grooves so the cards settle right on top but are easy to take on and off.Christmas Card Holder DIYAll you need is a trip to a hardware store for pine hobby board ($5), wood glue ($7) and some colonial wall trim ($9). This trim (shown right) has deep grooves so the cards rest without sliding. We got three pieces of three feet long trim and one plank of hobby board (3 feet tall as well!) Then just cut the trim down so each shelf gets longer and longer creating that festive pine tree look. Glued them in place and let it dry completely. We did 9 inches between each shelf which fits all our cards so far!cardholderYou can easily nail it to the wall or rest it against the wall if you want something less permanent. Mine is resting on the floor unaffixed and has passed the bulldozer aka Cal Frame test, which is vigorous.Christmas Card Holder DIYSince it’s unfinished it’s a super quick paint job if you want it to match decor or have a pop of color.  This one took less than an hour and about $20!

Find some more of our favorite Holiday themed DIYs archived right here:


Snowman Dress-up // Christmas Chain countdown printable // Felt Ball ornament ideas // Cheer basket ideas // Fa La La printable // Glam Blocks // Holiday Beignet Recipe // Christmas Tree Cones for your Gingerbread land // Dear Santa letter printable

And our Christmas Cards from 2012 / 2013 / 2014 


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    December 7, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    […] I am on the hunt for a new way to hang my Christmas cards. (This one I made a few years ago got “broken” but really Russ through it out in the move. Sad!) Loving this system […]

  • babloo
    January 17, 2018 at 12:12 am

    That’s super amazing! i am so gonna try it.
    Thank you so much for sharing


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