DIY Christmas Card Holder Using Wood

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With the holidays coming, it’s easy for your fridge to quickly get covered with all the Christmas cards arriving in the mail – or for a stack to quickly build up on your counter with no where to display them. This minimal, wood Christmas card holder gives you a place to display your cards – along with a few other festive favorites, like ornaments and greenery. Once the holidays are over, you can continue using the shelf to display your favorite photos year round!

diy christmas card display with ornaments and greenery

Materials Needed:

  • 18 x 30 x 1/2” plywood board
  • 3/16” x 3/8” wood dowels
  • 1/4” x 1/2” wood dowels
  • ruler or measuring tape
  • hand saw
  • wood glue
  • clamps
  • Christmas cards or holiday cards

How to Make a DIY Christmas Card Holder:

Follow these simple directions to make your DIY Christmas card holder this season.

christmas cards on diy wood display project

Step 1: Lay out the dowels on the board and decide the lengths and pattern you’d like them arranged in. We chose to make 4 ledges, various lengths, and three 1-inch ledges to hang greenery and ornaments from.

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Step 2: Cut dowels to size.

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Step 3: Glue together a 3/16” dowel (front piece) and a 1/4” dowel (back piece) to form a ledge, clamping together for at least 30 minutes. Repeat with remaining dowels to form ledges. These are where your Christmas cards will stand.

diy christmas card holder step 2

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Step 4: Glue ledges to plywood board, again clamping each ledge for at least 30 minutes.

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Step 5: Once glue is dry, set your board up and display those holiday cards!

diy christmas card holder using wood

Once you’ve created your DIY Christmas card holder, consider where you want to display your cards. From the mantel to the front table, you can use your new Christmas card holder project to add warmth and holiday cheer to your home.

Instead of letting Christmas cards from loved ones pile up this year, re-create this beautiful DIY Christmas card holder to highlight the special people in your life.