Hi there! So are you in the mood yet? I haven’t totally succumbed to playing Christmas music yet or anything, but things almost turned serious over the weekend when I finished this picture frame Christmas card holder. I just love the way it turned out and I can’t wait to show you how I made it!
Picture Frame Christmas Card Holder
Nap Rating = 2 naps
- large wooden, empty picture frame
- picture wire
- tape measure
- wire cutters
- staple gun
- small eye screws
- saw-tooth picture hanger
- wrapping paper
- boxwood wreath
- burlap ribbon
- decorative paper
- Mod Podge
- foam brush
- Trace one of the flat sides of a clothespin with a pencil onto the back of a sheet of decorative paper. I used paper that looks like birch bark.
- Cut out the shape.
- Using the foam brush, apply a coat of Mod Podge to the clothespin and lay the shape you cut out on top. Cover the paper with a second layer of Mod Podge. Let dry.
- Repeat these steps for as many clothespins as you’d like. I made about 10.
- Turn your picture frame over and measure the inside to determine how many rows of cards you can hang. If you think you can hang three rows, for example, divide the height of the inside of the frame by three and mark the edges of the frame at those measurements on the left and right-hand sides of the frame.
- Screw eye screws into each of those locations.
- Twist picture wire through the first eye screw and stretch it across the picture frame to the eye screw on the other side. Using the wire cutters, snip the picture wire, allowing enough length to twist the end into the other eye screw. Repeat these steps for each set of eye screws.
- Cut a piece of wrapping paper large enough to cover the empty space of the frame, allowing extra on each side for stapling it onto the frame.
- Staple the wrapping paper all along the back sides of the picture frame, taking it right up to the eye screws, but not over top of them. This will ensure that the paper won’t gap.
- Thread one end of the burlap ribbon through the wreath and bring it up to make a loop. Before cutting it, hold it in front of your picture frame to see how long the loop should be.
- Cut the burlap ribbon, leaving enough length to staple it to the back side of the picture frame.
- Using the hammer, attach the saw-tooth picture holder on top of the burlap ribbon on the back of the frame.
Now all you have to do is wait for the cards to start rolling in!
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