This Christmas Card Holder is inexpensive to make and is a great holiday decoration to add to your home.
Step 1: Making the Base
First, I started with a pizza pan. (You can find one at the Dollar store) I used Krylon Gloss Spray Paint in Banner Red to cover the pan. It only needed one coat and took a few hours to dry.
Step 2: Making the Card Holders
Now, I took clothes pins (you can also find these at the Dollar Store) and painted them with Krylon Satin finish spray paint in the color Nickel. These also only took one coat and took just a few hours to dry.
These will be used as the holders for the Christmas cards and will be hot glued to the pan after it is embellished.
Step 3: Embellishing the Pan
Now, I was ready to embellish the pan. I used the Cricut Die Cutting Machine to make some of the cuts on this pan.
For the text, I used white vinyl and the Don Juan Cricut Cartridge to cut out the letters. I then attached them directly to the pan.
For the Reindeer, I used cardstock and the Create a Critter Cartridge to cut him out and then used the Mickey and Friends Cartridge to cut the mailbox and made a mailbag with the 3 Birds on Parade Cricut Cartridge. Inside the mailbag, I made some tiny letters to santa out of white cardstock. (I used a hot glue gun to attach these embellishments, but first I made the snow for the bottom, see next step for making the snow.)
Step 4: Making Snow
Now, I needed some snow for the bottom. The snow was hand cut from white cardstock. Then, I covered it with Tulip brand white puffy paint. Then, I used the heat gun on the puffy paint so it would puff up and look like snow. The heat gun dries the paint as it heats it, but I let it set a couple of hours so it would be completely dry before adding it to the pan. Once it was completely set, I hot glued it to the pan.
Step 5: Finishing the Card Holder
Now, you will need to add a ribbon to the back so you will be able to hang up your project. I used hot glue to attach the ribbon.
Now, to finish the project, once everything is attached to the pan, you will use hot glue to add the painted clothespins to the sides of the pan. I chose to put 6 on this pan, but you could add more or less depending on your preference. Then, you can easily attach Christmas cards as you receive them to this display.
Finalist in the
Krylon Holiday Decorations Contest