Looking on "Pinterest" one day I was searching up different ways to display Christmas cards and came across a beautiful wood project that looked like something we could easily build - well in honesty that Kevin could build and I could finish ha ha. Along with that I found an idea for a beautiful Christmas wood sign for the mantle and asked him to make me the base of this as well.
|The base of the card holder - hangers on back and stained|
Painted up some simple wood cloths pins and got my glue gun ready. For the wording on the Christmas card holder I had some stick and peel vinyl that I ran through my cricut machine to cut out the letters. It was a bit finicky to pull the vinyl and place the letters smoothly but with a little swearing (have to be honest) and a whole lot of patience letter by letter all down, love the look. Could have also painted letters on - would have worked well also.
|Finished piece - Christmas Card Holder|
The finished piece looks awesome and love having the cards all in one place and organized - last Christmas we did not get many cards (as I was neglectful in sending any) so I fill the blanks with pictures of family and friends and loved the warm look in the front hallway.
The Christmas wood sign - I just used a white china pencil to write the words on the piece. I was not sure if I was going to keep the sign with those words on it so I wanted to be able to erase them if I want to change my mind. Paint would definitely make the words pop - but the pictures do not do justice to how lovely this piece is on my mantle. Kevin also made a little wedge piece that the piece sits on so I did not have to think about how to hang it.
Love the look - I am a woodsy sort of gal so I love the look of wood in my home, and love that warm walnut stain.