Holiday Card Display Wreath

holiday card wreath made with clothespins

I love to spend my Saturdays in vintage stores, and each time I run across holiday ephemera, I find it very hard to resist. So this year, I thought it would be fun to find a new way to display some of the vintage Christmas cards I’ve picked up. Here’s what I came up with…

materials for wreath made from clothespins

Here’s what I used:

  • Flat Board Wreath Form
  • Clothespins
  • Fine Grit Sandpaper
  • White Spray Paint
  • Glitter Spray Paint (if you’re feeling fancy)
  • Glue Gun
  • Ribbon or hook


And here’s how I made it:

1. Use the sandpaper to smooth over the edges of your wreath form, and then wipe the form off with a damp paper towel to remove any excess dust.

painting the clothespins white

2. Next, spray paint the wreath form and the clothespins. Allow to dry.

Tips: I left the clothespins on the cardboard they came on so they were easier to flip over. I also added a topcoat of “Diamond Dust” glitter spray. Everything needs a little more *sparkle,* don’t you agree?

glue and clothespin wreath

3. Use your glue gun to attach the clothespins to the wreath form. Make sure the side that opens and closes is facing out.

Tips: I put the glue on the clothespin itself so that it doesn’t show through on the finished wreath. Also, I only put glue on a couple clothespins at a time because the glue dries so quickly.

clothespin wreath hanging from ribbon

4. You can hang the wreath by a ribbon (like I did) or attach a hook on the back to hang the wreath on the wall. Then, start filling it with cards!

Hannah B. is a DIYer living in East Tennessee where she writes Secrets of a Belle, a blog about the art of living a more beautiful life. You can follow Hannah B. on twitter at @HB_Belle and on Facebook.


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11 Responses

  1. Toni says:

    I'm going to double row mine .

  2. Very good idea to become busy on holiday i'm also going to do this but i'm going to put my best friends pictures..

  3. jeannie says:

    I am going to do this, but I am putting my granddaughters pictures in it so I can change them when I want.

  4. [...] or somewhere fun – even your homeschool room. You can make one out of coffee filters, your Christmas cards that you have received or even out of a paper plate. It doesn’t have to be fancy, just have fun [...]

  5. Anna Ayala says:

    What a great Idea, Thanks for Idea….very inexpensive…:)

  6. Renie Crommelin says:

    This is a great idea to do with the grandkids. Simple, yet an elegant gift for Moms and Dads made with love from the kids.

  7. Mary says:

    This can be used for so much more than just Christmas. I am going to make this. Thanks for the idea!

  8. Terri says:

    I think this is really great! I wish I could come up with ideas like this.

  9. Barbara McGee says:

    This is such a great idea that helps you display all the Christmas cards you get! I'm going to use this idea asap! Thanks!

  10. james stoltz says:

    A great way to display all the holiday cards!

  11. Moodyvega says:

    Good idea on the use of clothes pin for the holidays. Can be used every year and if you would like to paint it, go right ahead..NICE


About Hannah B. Slaughter 


I’m a graphic designer for HGTV and DIY who loves taking something old, making it new and then adding sparkle. Weekend activities include thrifting with my handsome husband, writing for ...

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