Christmas Cards On Display

by Fiddledeedee on December 12, 2007

For years, I simply taped our Christmas cards that we received to the wall. Granted, I used blue painters tape, wrapped so that it didn’t show, OR peel the paint off the wall.

The term you’re searching for is “poor white trash.”

And every year, the display was hideous.

A couple of years ago, I tried a new approach. I wanted to make my card display look nice. A new concept to me, to be sure.

I took two light weight pieces of styrofoam that I had used for insulation on my garage door. Again, you might be thinking, “pwt.” But to my credit, I had glued them to the interior of the garage door. And two happened to have fallen off. That’s when I had a flash of brilliance. A) I need to invest in better glue, and 2) since I hate to throw anything away, I’ll recycle the styrofoam.

I covered my two pieces in pretty wrapping paper. This last year I used gold. (I buy my paper the day after Christmas with all the other idiots who can’t resist one last good deal.)

Okay, idiot is too strong of a word. Especially since I’ve just lumped myself in with them. Thrifty. That’s much better.

Anyhoo.

After wrapping the boards, I attach a pretty fabric bow to the top (made from my amazing bow-dazzler) and hang the whole thing on the wall. Since it’s so light weight, I can use those easy remove adhesive clips. Then, as the cards pour in…okay, all four of them…I attach the cards to the papered board hanging on the wall. Using blue painters tape, of course. Because some habits are just hard to break.

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You can have one, or add more papered boards, depending on how popular you are. Or aren’t. Whatever.

For more Works For Me Wednesday brilliant ideas, head over to Rocks In My Dryer.

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