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Show off your Holiday Cards in Style with this DIY Branch Holiday Card Display

by Marlene Sauer

 

DIY Branch Holiday Card Display
Images by Marlene Sauer

Every winter, it's the same story. I get a handful of thoughtfully selected, lovingly written cards for the holidays...and, I have nowhere to put them.

Tacked on the fridge with the grocery lists and unpaid parking tickets? Jammed on a shelf between the dusty knick-knacks and piles of unopened mail? Ok, my house isn't THAT disorganized (most of the time), but I'm sure you feel the pain of receiving beautiful mail and having nowhere to display it.

This year, I decided to take matters into my craft-loving hands and make a simple, pretty DIY branch holiday card display. It only requires a few basic supplies to make, can be made as small or as large as you want, and will make your home smell like a pine tree, which is obviously the best reason to make your own. Keep reading to see how to make a DIY branch holiday card display!

DIY branch holiday card display

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Make It! Simple & Easy DIY Christmas Card Display

by Holly Wade

DIY Framed Web Christmas Card Holder

Can you believe how quickly December is flying by?! Before I knew it, Christmas cards started arriving in the mail and I realized I had nowhere to display them. In our small apartment, it can be difficult to find space, so I decided to utilize an existing frame on a table to make this DIY framed web card holder that would be easy to store away for next season or repurpose for other items.

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How To: 100+ Easy Handmade Christmas Card Tutorials

by DIY Maven

How To: 100+ Easy Handmade Christmas Card Tutorials

A few years back, I posted an article highlighting 36 easy handmade Christmas cards. Little did we know that four years later, it would generate close to a quarter of a million views. The post's popularity told us that people are clamoring for easy and beautiful handmade Christmas card tutorials. It also told us that we needed to scrounge the internets for even MORE ideas. After doing just that, here's some for this holiday season. 

Those...

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How to: Handmade Christmas Tree Card (Free Printable)

by Faith Provencher

How to: Handmade Christmas Tree Card (Free Printable)

As the holidays continue to grow near, it's time to start thinking about holiday cards. So this year, I offer this festive watercolor card. It combines the best of both worlds: some hand painted and customized goodness, and the fact that it only takes minutes to make, so you don't have to cut your list short. Click through to find out what it looks like on the inside - and how to make one yourself.   

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Roundup: Curbly's 2012 Modern Holiday Card Guide

by Chris Gardner

Roundup: Curbly's 2012 Modern Holiday Card Guide

We love paper, we love independent designers, and we certainly love getting cool, handmade art in the mail. So for the Curbly crew, cards are not only a given, but one of our favorite parts of the holiday season.

To help find some of the coolest, most stylish holiday greeting cards of 2012, Curbly asked our friend and resident stationery expert Carina Murray of Crow and Canary to share her favorite picks this season. There's still plenty...

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How to Make a Fabric Card Tree

by DIY Maven

How to Make a Fabric Card Tree

 
When I first spotted this card tree on BHG last week, I knew I wanted to make one this year. So on my next craft/fabric store shopping loop, I looked for some appropriate ribbon. Yeah, I couldn't find any that I liked. Either they were too glittery or too cutesy. Then it occurred to me that I could just as easily make my own ribbon using fabric. A quick perusal of the 'Christmas Prints' left me with the same taste in my mouth as after...

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Roundup: 8 Paint Chip Holiday Card & Gift Tag Ideas

by DIY Maven

Roundup: 8 Paint Chip Holiday Card & Gift Tag Ideas

The very colorful nature of paint chips make them a perfect medium to make handmade Christmas cards.

The first example, pictured above, is a simple design using traditional Christmas colors along with a stamped message. Go here to see what else was used in its construction.

Although not technically very Christmas-y, in the appropriate colors these paint chip place cards will brighten any holiday table. See the tute at Itsy Bitsy Paper...

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MORE Easy Handmade Christmas Card Ideas

by DIY Maven

Stitched Christmas Cards

Our first post about easy, handmade Christmas Card Ideas (link) was a hit, so it seemed like a good time to infuse the Curbly coffers with even MORE easy handmade Christmas card ideas. 

I adore Fern's stitched Christmas cards (pictured above), and even though they might look a little tricky, they aren't. All you need is some blank cards (or cardstock), some pretty scrapbook papers and a sewing machine. Head on over to Craft Blog for all...

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Tutorials: Christmas Card Displays

by DIY Maven

Wire Tree Christmas Card Holder

Holiday cards piling up? Here are some cute and clever ways to display them, tutorials included! First up is a  bent wire Christmas tree idea from BHG.

       

Mique's Christmas card frame up is made of, among other things, a big frame, ribbon, rick-rack and clothespins.

And speaking of clothespins, I still love the tutorial I did several years back using clothespins and a wooden embroidery hoop. (Looks better than the picture...

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Curbly Giveaway: Win a $100 Gift Card to Pier 1 Imports!

by Chris Gardner
Curbly Giveaway: Win a $100 Gift Card to Pier 1 Imports!

Hello, hello! To kick off this season of sharing and good cheer properly, Curbly is super excited to give a $100 gift card to Pier 1 Imports to one of our awesome readers.

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We think this is a super timely giveaway, as we know we're all beginning to think about our holiday decor, entertaining ideas, and Thanksgiving tablescapes. We hope this extra $100 will help you and your closest get into the holiday spirit completely!

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