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Quick “Clothesline” Card Display

Written by Megan Porter

Written by Megan Porter @ Megan and the Munches

While the cheapskate in me would love to be tackling the mobs at the mall every year on Black Friday, I generally choose to spend my time quietly recovering from a turkey hangover. This year is no different. The only activities I have planned for the day include homemade hot chocolate, dancing to Christmas music in my own living room, and getting started on some small holiday crafts the kids and I have planned.

This super simple craft is an easy one for kiddos to help with. I love to have a cute way to display all of the holiday cards that seem to fill our mailbox every year, and since my fridge is already overrun by the artistic stylings of wee folk, I had to come up with something new. We were already using this method to display our kiddos’ larger works of art (those that are too big or cumbersome for the poor fridge door … >.<), so it was a natural leap to apply it to our Christmas card collection!

 

You will need:

Glue gun or other durable glue

Felt shapes, fun holiday embellishments, or other small “pretties” of your choice

Mini clothespins

Cord, ribbon, or string for hanging

First, place a dot of glue onto one of your mini clothespins.

Firmly press one of your adornments onto the clothespin.

Continue with your remaining clothespins and embellishments, and allow them to dry. Aren’t the little reindeer adorable?!

Choose a spot to hang your “clothesline” and affix a length of cord or string using small hooks, tiny nails, etc … Clip cards to the line using your sweet little pins! Our elf, Buddy, is keeping a close watch over our cards this year. 🙂

I would love to hear your ideas for other quick, easy holiday crafts!

 

About the author

Megan Porter

Megan is mom to eight kiddos age 13 and under, and a very part time church secretary. She enjoys tree hugging, Doctor Who marathons, time spent at Hogwarts, and chasing her goal of living “The Good Life” on a shoestring budget.