It’s the holiday season and with that comes lots of greeting cards from friends and family. As they started coming in this year, I realized I needed a new way to display them instead of adding them to my already busy refrigerator.
- 3-4 varying size picture frames
- Spray paint
- String or ribbon
- close pins
- Command Strips
Visit your local Goodwill and find a set of 3-4 frames ranging from small to large.
I used 4 frames to create my Christmas tree with the smallest acting as a tree stump. I utilized the color of the week to save money for this project. Yellow tags were 50% off, making my total $10 and I rounded up for Goodwill Mission.
Remove the glass and/or pictures from frames. I used Gorilla Glue to glue the wood frames together but you can use whichever glue you prefer. Clamp frames together and let set the recommended amount of time.
Now that your frames are securely glued together, spray paint your frames your desired color. My kitchen is mostly blue and white, so I thought a white tree would look best. You can be as creative as you want with this step. Maybe you want to paint it red or multicolored to match the multicolor lights on your tree. You could also go traditional with a hunter green for the tree and brown for the tree stump.
Note: If you use multiple colors you would want to spray paint the frames first then glue them together.
Once your paint has dried, add a string that you can pin holiday cards to. I chose to attach my string in a zig-zag pattern to add some interest and mimic the ribbon on a Christmas tree. I already had this string on hand and thought it would pair well with my white tree. Again, feel free to be as creative as you would like on this step or keep it simple.
Use your Command Strips to hang your picture frame Christmas tree and clothespins to attach your holiday cards. Voila! You now have a festive way to showcase all your holiday cards.