Christmas Card Clothes Pin Wreath

by Katie on December 10, 2012

Don’t you love Christmas cards? I love them, but I never know how to display them without them looking cluttered. I saw several different clothes pin wreath ideas online and loved the idea! I kind of used what I had and a little creativity and came up with one that I really like! I didn’t have many cards when I made and photographed it, but it is filling up nicely :)

It was easy and really didn’t take much time to put together! If you are like me and don’t have a great way to display them…you should totally make one of these!!

Ready to make one of your own? Here we go…

Supplies:
Embroidery hoop (mine was 14 inch)
Paint
Foam brush (2)
Clothes Pins (I used about 45)
Scrapbook Paper
Scissors
Mod Podge
Hot glue gun
Ribbon to hang wreath

The first thing you want to do is paint your wreath with acrylic paint and a foam brush. Let dry. You can do a few coats if you wish, but you really aren’t going to see much of it once you are done.

Then you want to measure your clothes pins and cut strips of paper to that size. I used a paper cutter to make the job easier.

Next you want to apply a thin coat of mod podge to a clothes pin and place the paper on it. Once they are all dry, do a second coat of mod podge.

Now it is time to start gluing. I glued most of mine so that they will clip the Christmas card on the outside of the wreath. But every 5 or so I glued it the opposite way so that the Christmas card will clip towards the center of the wreath.

I didn’t measure the distance between the clothes pins…I just eyeballed it and it worked out well.

Once you are all done you can attach it to the door with a wreath hanger or as I did with ribbon. I hung a command hook on the back of the door and then I looped the ribbon through the wreath and tied it in a knot (long enough to go over the door and hook on the command hook and hang to the height that I wanted).

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Cherie December 11, 2012 at 8:31 am

I really like this!! All my cards get stuck in that pop holder on the kitchen wall!!!

Tomorrow Sandy is coming over and it is glitter ornament day for us!!!!

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Katie December 11, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Hi Cherie! I hope you guys have fun making the ornaments :)

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Teresa @ Working Traveling Mom December 12, 2012 at 1:23 pm

So clever! I just put the cards on the mantel until they start falling down or knocking each other over and end up in a pile on the floor *sigh*. I really need to make this wreath.

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Katie December 12, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Teresa, I hope you get a chance to make a card wreath…it really helps with cards piling up on each other :)

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