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Clothes Line Christmas Cardholder

In the past we have simply taped Christmas cards to the archway in our living room.  And as fancy as that was, I wanted to change things up and not have to fight pulling tape off while worrying about taking the paint off once the cards come down.  So last year I thought of incorporating a clothesline into the archway somehow.

So I bought clothes pins, scrapbook paper, and modge podge.

clothes line christmas card holder supplies

And I never got around to it.  Shocking, I know.  As I explained in my no sew placemat pillow post I sometimes buy things to make projects and then they sit for a little longer than I initially thought they would.

Back to the card situation.  Here’s how I made my clothesline and how you can too:

Step 1: Lay a clothes pin down on the back of the scrapbook paper and trace the outline.

scrapbook papers

clothes line christmas card holder template

Step 2: Cut out the paper.

paper cut out

Step 3: Use a paintbrush to brush some modge podge onto a clothespin.

mod podge on the clothespins

Step 4: Place the paper that you cut out on top of the mod podge.  Press it into place for a few seconds.

pine with paper on it

Step 5: If you are using a thick cardstock (like my silver and white clothespins) then you are done.  If you are using a thinner scrapbook paper (like my red clothespins) then paint another thin layer of mod podge on top of the paper.  Allow the mod podge to dry.

mod podge on top of the scrapbook paper

Step 6: String your twine across the archway (or door opening) and pin it to the top in two places.  You can’t see the pins unless you are above the archway.  I used simple thumbtacks to do this.  If you don’t like the look of jute twine like I used you would use ribbon, yarn, or cute red and white baker’s twine.

clothe line christmas card holder

Step 7: Clip the clothes pins onto the line and use them to attach your cards as you receive them.

christmas cards hangingclothes line christmas card holder pin

How do you display your cards?  I’d love to hear about it in the comments.


Wednesday 9th of December 2015

So, so cute! I plan to do this when I get home tonight, as I have a huge stack of cards needing to be hung. Thanks so much for sharing!


Wednesday 9th of December 2015

Thank you so much!

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