DIY: Holiday Card Display

If there’s one thing we’re lacking in our current home, it’s extra space. Our luggage is squished into the closet with the water heater and we have stacks of stuff that fall under the category “I’m-not-really-sure-where-to-put-this” just piling up in random corners. Needless to say, we live in a shoebox. I love our little shoebox, but it’s a shoebox nonetheless.

With the house hunt likely starting in the spring months, I’m putting built-in cabinets at the top of the “must-have” list. Gosh, what I would give for wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling built-ins… sigh. Oh, and a pretty mantel would be just fine too. *swoon*

In the meantime, I’m getting creative with the usage of our space. Now that Hanukkah has begun and the holiday cards keep coming in, I needed to do more than simply place them in a stack on our island (womp, womp). I really wanted to put them on display this year and since many of them are just back-and-front (meaning, not a folded card), it makes it difficult to place them standing upright on a shelf. So, I decided to get creative and hung a piece of twine from our china cabinet doors and used little paper clips to hang them each individually. It’s not overly inventive or out-of-control awesome or amazingly impressive, but it’s definitely a fun way to display these little holiday love notes from our friends and family.

This space also doubles as our bar and the decor tends to rotate with the seasons. So for this time of year, I added a couple metallic chargers (similar), glittery candles and coasters (similar) and holiday ornaments (similar) for a touch of sparkle.

Here’s how it turned out… For not being an uber crafty one here, I’m pretty proud of myself!




  • Jamie

    Thanks for the idea! I’ve been looking for something like this. Nice camera work.

    • Thanks Jamie!! And yes, still getting the hang of this whole fancy camera thing. ;)