December 20, 2011

On the Forth Day of Cricut


On the Forth Day of Cricut my Crafter made for me; A display for Christmas cards!


I don’t know about you but my husband and I hate when our refrigerator gets cluttered with all sorts of junk; coupons, cards, important mail, pictures, magnets, etc. Here is one Simple way to display your Christmas Cards!

Items you’ll need:

  • A String of yarn or Regular String (any color)
  • Clothes pins
  • 2 small command hooks
  • Cut out Letters (mine made from my Cricut machine )
  • Christmas Cards!

Follow along as I make my card line!

I have a space above my kitchen cabinets that I display my wine bottles. I wanted to decorate it with Christmas decor but never got around to it. It is looking really bare so I thought this would be the PERFECT place to display my cards. Now, many people are sending the photo cards so I can’t just place them up there, they wouldn’t stand on their own. So I am putting up a “Card Line” that I can clip my cards to. :)

First, apply your command strips to each wall at the same level. I choose about 5 inches up from my cabinets, that way the cards don’t droop over the tops of the cabinets and stay out of the way when I go to open the cabinet doors.


{ Picture } Step 1 & 2

I really like the command strips because they are small and clear so you really can’t see them on the wall. Let them set for at least 10 minutes if you apply them to wall paper. If you are applying them to a wall that has been painted, make sure to wipe the wall down in the spot you are placing the command strips, let dry then place them. They won’t hold tightly if there is dust or oil under the sticky surface.

Next, tie a knot at the end of your string and loop it over the hook of the Command hook. Pull the string across to the other hook, pull tightly and create another loop and place on the other command hook. NOTE: When you hang your cards the string is going to have to be pulled tighter and then re-looped onto the hook so the line does not sag. Wait until all of your cards are on the line so you know how much slack to tighten on the line.

After your line is up, take the letters you created and place them where ever you see fit. I printed the word ‘JOY’ out and put them in the center of my line. Use the Clothes pins to attach the rest of the cards and letters to your line. Once you have them staggered the way you like, go back to one end of the line and tighten the slack so that it isn’t drooping down.

And there you have it! A Simple way to display your cards!



Cost to me… $0.00! I had all of these items laying around the house and I’m sure you do as well! If you do have to buy the Command hooks they are less then $3.00 at Wal-Mart or Walgreens.

* Other places for this idea if you don’t have the space above your kitchen cabinets.

  • Above a door frame
  • Across your fireplace mantel
  • String them Vertically and place to the right of an entrance way
  • Find an empty wall and place shorter lines but hang more strings one above the other for neat wall art

Happy Holidays! 5 Days left until Christmas!


1 comment:

  1. I love this idea! Ours go on our fridge, which I don't mind but this is cute!


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