Holiday Crafts: Card board

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Every year I try to find a way to display the cards friends and family send us during the holidays. Until this year, I haven’t found something that worked. Inspired by
this pin on Pinterest, I made a very simple card organizer.

All you need is a frame (we got this one at Wal-Mart for super cheap), a glue gun, scissors and ribbon.

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Step One: Figure out how many lines across you want to hold the cards. I settled on four, but you might want more or less depending on the size of your frame. I then cut the ribbon to be the right length with a little extra so I could glue it around the back.

Step Two: cut the ribbon and glue.

Unfortunately, J pointed out that what I originally designed wouldn’t work for cards that didn’t fold in half. So I added Step Two and a half: insert a foam board back. I just cut it to be the size the original cardboard back would have been (the frame from Wal-Mart was sans back). Now we can use push pins to hang up cards. Next year, we can pop out the foam board and cover it with wrapping paper to keep reusing it.

Step Three: hang! We chose a closet door near our foyer. To hang, we just used two command strips.

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Have you found a good way to display the holiday cards from friends and family?

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