Does anyone else LOVE decorating their Christmas mantel as much as I do!? This year has been especially fun because we’re in a rental and the walls and mantel are different from anything I’m used to. The paint is a pale green and the mantel is large and white so I was able to decorate with more rustic, and almost Scandinavian decor. And because our rental is TINY, I had to use the mantel as both the decor and the Christmas Card Holder. I decided to make a Christmas Card Holder from blank window panes I found at Michaels and hang my cards with clothespins (see tutorial below). I was also anxious to make the mantel and as personalized as possible. Especially since we are in such a transitional state and this rental doesn’t feel quite like home. I used Tiny Prints to personalize our stockings, wrapping paper and even the cute pillow decor. I don’t know why, but having our names all over the decor helps the mantel feel like ours. Now to just start receiving Christmas cards from all our wonderful friends and family to fill our Card Holder. Read below to see how I created the holder.
What about you?! How do you hang your Christmas cards? What about your mantel? Do you like to personalize your mantle?
- Blank window pane frame with chicken wire backing (I found mine at Michaels)
- Maroon acrylic paint
- White acrylic paint
- Sponge Brushes
- Hot Glue Gun
- Sand Paper
- Small Pine Garland
Paint the edges and corner of your blank window pane maroon. Let dry completely. Paint the entire window pane white. Layer a few times until the maroon is covered. Let dry completely. Sand the corners and edges so the maroon paint shows through. Hot glue the wreath to the center of the pane. Let dry and hang!
And make sure to check out some of my favorite Christmas Card Holder ideas from around the web:
Lattice Christmas Card Display
DIY Christmas Advent Calendar
Cabinet Christmas Card Display
Shutter Christmas Card Display
*This post was sponsored by Tiny Prints, but all opinions are my own!