Figuring out where to put the stack of holiday cards you receive throughout the month of December can be daunting. There’s never enough space on the fridge, and they can take over mantels quickly. If you have a large enough tree, you could put them there, but one strong gust of wind can knock them all over.
A simply Christmas card door display that’s cheap and easy is the perfect craft for anyone to take on! All you need is wide ribbon, strong double-sided tape (like the Command Strips by 3M), and mini clothes pins. The only tool you’ll need are scissors.
My mom happened to find a ton of wide wired ribbon at a Goodwill for me and I used this glittery green one because it matched our black and green theme perfectly! Most ribbon this wide will cost you $3-$10 depending on how fancy you want to get. If you’re shopping at a craft store, don’t forget your coupons! I found these mini clothespins at my local Dollar Tree in the school craft supply area.
First, cut the ribbon to the length of door you have. You’ll want to make sure there’s enough to over hang and tack down on the other side of the door. I recommend using a door that no one really needs to look at the other side of. I used my door to the garage for this craft. Use your scissors to cut the ribbon at a nice angle to create that classic ribbon look. Just fold the end gently in half and cut upward at an angle. The degree of angle is up to you!
Place your strong double-sided tape or Command Strips to each end of the ribbon. Drape the ribbon over the door and stick it down. This will help enforce the ribbon down against the wait of the cards. That cardstock weight begins to add up. Be sure that you adhesives aren’t permanent! I can’t guarantee what will happen to your door otherwise. Clip your mini clothes pins to the ribbon. Add your cards as they come in!
Let me know in the comments below how you like to display your Christmas cards? My mom was totally the kind that put them on the tree, but these days she places them on my old piano.