How to Create an Easy Farmhouse Christmas Card Display
It’s hard to believe that it’s that time of year already…the most wonderful time of the year! I love Christmas and all of its traditions. I especially love sending and receiving Christmas cards. Each year I struggle with how and where to display the all the cards we get. So this year I wanted to do something entirely different, so I borrowed the “bulletin board” from our mudroom and gave it a new life as this year’s farmhouse Christmas card display in our kitchen.
Start With a Creative Back Drop
I like to reuse and recycle items that I already own (I am a bit of a hoarder, always thinking items still have lots of life left). I was already using this crib spring as our bulletin board in the mudroom – holding all kinds of papers, schedules, and pictures. So, I decided that it would transition well into becoming our farmhouse Christmas card display this year. I cleared it off and moved it to the kitchen; two nails is all it takes to hang it.
The frame itself is a dark brown metal color. I thought about painting it red, but when I considered the time and effort it would take to get that done, I decided the brown was just fine;) Besides, painting it red would limit its use. If you didn’t hang on to the spring base from your child’s crib, you could also use an old metal garden gate or a wood frame with chicken wire. They would all provide an easy way to clip on your Christmas cards.
Add a Wreath
I added a green wreath (borrowed from the foyer) hung with a red plaid ribbon (purchased last year) to give the Christmas card display a little seasonal decor and color and to act as filler until the Christmas cards start rolling in. It was easy to thread the ribbon through the openings in the crib spring and then I just pinned the ribbon together to make a loop. I then added a small chalkboard (already owned) behind the wreath with the word “Joy”. You could add a small sign or other decoration if you don’t like like the wreath. Any addition of seasonal color will help your Christmas card display look more festive!
Bring on the Cards!
As the Christmas cards begin to arrive, simply attach them to the display with binder clips or mini clothes pins. I just used basic black binder clips because that’s what was already attached to it. I’m sure I could find some cute red & green clips, but that search is for another day. Like the title of this post says, it’s an “easy” farmhouse Christmas card display, so using what you already have is of the utmost importance. The clips easily attach the cards to the metal spring grid and can also be easily rearranged as more cards arrive to get the look that you want.
And there you have it folks! An easy farmhouse Christmas card display that you can put together using items that you already have around the house. It’s a creative way to add seasonal color while also being functional.
How will you display your Christmas cards this year?
Be sure to check out my post Christmas on the Porch here for more Christmas decorating inspiration!