For the past 2 years I’ve ordered my Christmas cards from Tinyprints. They turn out so great and I absolutely love them! This year I am proud to be a Tinyprints affiliate, and for the 3rd year in a row I am expecting my cards in the mail shortly. I was able to get 25% off + Free Shipping. You can too!
This year Tinyprints had some beautiful die-cut options and glitter embellishments to choose from. I chose from one with a die-cut, and was able to find a theme that matched our family pictures (taken by Sara Smile Photography) beautifully! I am also excited to start using my Christmas Card Wreath this year! I used it towards the end of the season last year, because I had enough Christmas cards to cover up the fact that it wasn’t finished. Finally, I finished tying ribbon just in time for the first Christmas card to arrive in the mail! Shout-out to my neighbor Julie from our old neighborhood for getting her cards out so early. Well done!
A Christmas card wreath is a really simple project. All you need are some clothespins, a wire wreath frame, some fabric scraps and either paint or scrapbook paper and Mod Podge to decorate the clothespins.
Here’s a brief how-to:
First, glue the clothespins face down on the back side of some Christmas themed scrapbook paper, wait a few minutes for the glue to dry, and then cut around the clothespin with a small X-Acto knife. Next, add a layer of Mod Podge to the top of the decorated clothespin to give it a glossy/finished look. After you have enough clothespins decorated to fill the wreath (spaced about 3 inches apart), hot glue the pin to the wire wreath. Then begin tying scraps of fabric around the wreath in the space between each clothespin.
For the fabric, cut it about an inch thick and about 11 inches long. Then fold the strip in half and snip the end off at a down angle to create a finished V at each end of the strip. Lastly, tie the ribbons in a simple knot around the wreath. I also used some Christmas themed ribbon to break up the fabric strips.
This is great project because it adds to your Christmas décor and it is so useful in displaying all those cards! Sadly, I did not take great step-by-step pics as I made this wreath, but you can view a well-documented wreath project over here.
What are some of your favorite ways to display Christmas cards in your home?