The holidays are almost upon us and that means an influx of holiday letters and cards in your mailbox and all over your house; the only problem is finding a place to display them all. This is a great little DIY project for making your own Christmas card holder using a wooden shutter.
The first thing you need to do is give your new shutter a good cleaning. I got mine from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, so it was used and had a lot of dust. If you can, spray it down outside with a hose, but if you’re like me and live in an apartment you can just give it a good scrub with cleaning solution and paper towels.
The next step is painting your new card holder. Now everyone gives me a hard time about my love of silver spray paint so I decided to broaden my horizons and I went with red for this project. It’s really cheery but it also goes great with my kitchen décor. For anyone who’s curious I went with Valspar gloss spray paint in Berry.
So after the paint dries you need to cut poster board to fit the back and super glue it to the back of the shutter so the cards don’t fall out. You could also use hot glue to attach the poster board for a better hold. I then attached hooks to the bottom of my shutter just in case I have anything I want to hang there.
The next step is just to attach a sawtooth picture hanger to the back of the shutter and hang your new card holder/organizer wherever you want!
The best part is this little card holder is it can stick around after the holidays! I use mine in the kitchen as a coupon/take out menu organizer.
Shutter: Free at ReStore!
Spray paint: $3.50 at Lowes
Hooks: $3 at Target
Super glue: $1 at Dollar Store
Poster board: $0.34 at Target
Picture hanger: $2 for a three pack at the hardware store
Total cost: $9.85 – What a deal!
I love having ONE place to put all my Christmas cards and letters and after the holidays a place where I can find all my menus and restaurant coupons.
Hope you enjoy it and happy December!