Last Updated: Jan 30, 2018
Once the holidays hit you know what’s coming–an assortment of wonderful Christmas cards from your family and friends! But instead of displaying them the same way you do every year, why not get creative? Your loved ones spend a lot of time coming up with a card you’ll love so you should display it in a way that reflects that. They may even have a special life update like their baby’s first Christmas or news that they’re moving into a new home.
To help you display these exciting events, we have three simple Christmas card wreath ideas you can make right at home. Whether you want to get the kids involved in a craft or use seasonal materials like pine cones and garland, our wreath ideas will bring lots of holiday cheer. Don’t forget to browse our Christmas cards to send out your own warm wishes to family and friends!
1. How to Make a Clothespin Wreath
If your kids are as excited about Christmas as you are, this clothespin wreath is a must! Start by deciding how you want to decorate your embroidery hoop and clothespins. We opted for a deep forest green spray paint for the embroidery hoop and a glistening gold spray paint for the clothespins. If you choose to use spray paint, set up a workstation outdoors and wear a safety mask. You can also use Christmas scrapbooking paper, washi tape or craft paint for more kid friendly options.
After decorating the embroidery hoop and clothespins and letting dry overnight, it’s time to assemble! Place your clothespins around the embroidery hoop with the clips facing outwards. Once you have the perfect spacing, grab your glue gun and start gluing. Let dry overnight and then attach all of your Christmas cards. Show off your crafty holiday decor by hanging your Christmas card holder from a hook or using a decorative ribbon.
2. How to Make a Pine Cone Wreath
Create a warm and rustic vibe for your home with this DIY Christmas card wreath. It’s a simple craft that you can finish in just a couple of hours. Start by bending your wire hanger into a circular shape. Then, grab your pine cones and floral wire. You’ll want to use 15 to 20 medium and large-sized pines cones to help balance the weight of your wreath. We used cinnamon-scented pine cones, reminiscent of all the tasty treats baked during the holiday season. To add a pop of glam to your design, use glitter-covered pine cones or eye-catching gilded pine cones.
Once you’re ready, wrap the floral wire around the pine cone. Then, getting as close to the core as possible, attach the pine cone to the hanger by wrapping the remaining floral wire around the hanger. Continue these steps until your hanger is completely covered. You can use the top of the hanger as a hook to hang from ribbon or cut it off with a wire cutter. Add the final touches by hole punching your Christmas cards and fastening them to the wreath with twine.
3. How to Make a Garland Wreath
A garland wreath is a hallmark of the joyous Christmas season. But if you’re looking for a simple way to make your wreath stand out, why not make it a Christmas card display holder? With a few materials that you may already have, you can get started. First, create a circular shape with your wire hanger. Next, wrap your garland around the hanger and secure it with floral wire. If you’d like more of a rustic look, add freshly cut greenery or twigs.
Once done, hole punch your Christmas cards and attach with twine. For a fun wintry vibe, spray your wreath with snow spray. This will add a snow dusted aesthetic to your winter design. Whether you choose to keep the top of the hanger or not, you can display this Christmas card wreath on your mantel or as cheery wall decor.
It can be easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of the holidays, but it’s always important to make time for what counts most–creating memories with those you love! By planning a get-together, you’ll be able to celebrate the end of one year and the start of another. Make sure you get your holiday invitations out in time by browsing our selection! And for additional card inspiration check out these articles: holiday card ideas and christmas card ideas.