Christmas Card Holder Wreath

So here's the story of me making a Christmas card holder wreath.
 I decided to use soft creamy colors so it can be used all year round.


I started by spray painting wood clothespins cream.
I then decoupaged this pretty script scrapbook paper on top.


I glued the clothespins onto a metal ring, putting cream buttons in between for space.


A brown and cream gingham ribbon was glued to the top with a loop for hanging.


I can simply clip the Christmas cards to the wreath.





When Christmas is over you can snap on some antique post cards.




Or you can use it for displaying photos.
These are pictures from a trip to Philadelphia several years ago.


I think this house belonged to Betsy Ross.


I have a confession......


I actually like the wreath best with nothing on it!
All that work to make a Christmas card holder and I'm not even using it for that!













57 comments:

  1. Ok, Lisa, I have to say that I am with you. I like it best...empty. That is a great wreath and I hate to see you hide it behind cards. Great job once again on another project.

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  2. LOL well at least you like your finished product!

    I think it fabulous and I happen to like it both ways!

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  3. What an awesome idea! I love the style of it. And you're so smart to make it useful for all year round! So talented (:

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  4. Great idea and wonderful job. I love it!

    Have a wonderful day

    Tine

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  5. What a beautiful wreath! It's just so calm and beautiful - thanks for sharing this!

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  6. This is adorable, I love it!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  7. Very cute wreath! I think it looks good either way! Great idea!

    Take care,
    Michelle

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  8. I love your version of this!
    The clothespins are fabulous & I love that you put it inside a frame!

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  9. Very pretty. I like that you chose light non-Christmasy colors, so if you do decide to use it for cards, they'll pop against the background.

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  10. This is gorgeous! I love it! Did you decoupage them, too? I love the addition of the buttons, and the sweet little ribbon, too. I have been in my garage painting clothespins white for another project...I definitely want to try this! :)

    I hope you have a good day!

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  11. Lisa, girl, you continue to amaze me!! I LOVE this!! It looks so pretty in the frame and the buttons are so sweet!! Beautiful!!!

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  12. Wonderful wreath, I like it both ways with and without cards. How great is that you do not have to put it away after the holiday, you can enjoy your wonderful creation throughout the year :)
    Jeanette

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  13. Add me to the club... it's fabulous! I'm now eyeing my antique clothespins on my Christmas tree... they are in GRAVE danger of getting a new home. :)

    Donna
    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

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  14. Seriously, this is the cutest wreath I have ever seen!!! I love it! You are always so creative, thanks for linking up!
    XO
    Kristin

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  15. that turned out so beautifully! i love the buttons and the soft palette.

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  16. Very clever and charming! Buttons and clothespins...too of my favorite things...add white and text and it is perfect! :)

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  17. It's fabulous!! Looks great each way you showed it!

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  18. Genius!! Just wanted to make sure you know it....
    Happy WW!!

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  19. Aaaah, Lisa, this is SOOOO pretty. I really like it LOTS!!! All the little touches are PERFECT!

    Sarahx

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  20. Such a cute idea! I love blogging and seeing all the ideas people come up with!
    Theresa
    aka:tot

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  21. What a great idea! We love the simplicity of it ... And might just have to agree with you that it looks PERFECT with nothing on it! :)

    Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Oh how pretty! I did something similar, but not quite as elaborate and elegant as yours.

    Stopping by from WW, and merry Christmas to you!
    -marie

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  23. very cute idea! I actually like it without the cards and stuff on it as well! Id keep that up all year!

    I am your newest follower and am loving going back through your blog reading, I am loving getting inspiration from you!:)

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  24. p.s. I've passed an award your way, come on by and check it out!

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  25. That is one of the best and cutest ideas I have seen all year!! Bravo! and Merry Christmas!
    xo,
    Karen

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  26. Super cute! I love it. Hey, I have that pic of the Betsy Ross House too!

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  27. Hello! I am visiting from Robin's Happy at Home. Your cardholder is lovely. While visiting, I went on the Christmas tour of your beautiful. I just love all the creams and whites!

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  28. What a great idea..... perfect for year round use.

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  29. Very clever, I love the old postcards with the script on it... it has a great look.
    Blessings
    Rebecca

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  30. How smart are you! This is incredible!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  31. You are so creative Lisa! Gosh that is cute...I love it with the buttons :)

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  32. Very cute and I have to agree. I like it unadorned. I also like your box with ornaments in them.
    tammy

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  33. it is beautiful with or without cards! great job!

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  34. saw you on Show & Tell Saturdays- this is super pretty!!! I would leave it up year round :D

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  35. Great idea! It's beautiful, I love the detail on the clothes pins. Thanks for sharing!
    ~Mary

    Happy Holidays!

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  36. Lovely! I'll have to keep my eye out for a frame and make this

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  37. I really love this idea!! It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  38. Hi Lisa~ what an absolutely charming wreath! I love this idea- for cards, pictures, everything and I agree it looks great just by itself too! The clothespins are adorable with the frenchy writing-Thanks so much for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday- Happy Holidays!

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  39. I LOVE this! I'm bookmarking this for next year!

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  40. I love it! And I love it plain best also! so cute! karen....

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  41. Oh my goodness...I LOVE THIS!!!! What a terrific idea. It's beautiful. Great job!

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  42. This is such a great project and wouldn't need to be put away with the Christmas decorations as it is lovely all year!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  43. You are brilliant!!! I love everything you do! Your style is so cozy yet sophisticated! Thank you for being so inspirational! I also love your galvanized tree bucket!!! What a great look! I hope you are having a fabulous day! Xoxo
    -molly

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  44. It is adorable and I especially like it with the white painted frame. You could always add a small number of black and white photos if you were looking for a change, but I like it empty best too.

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  45. Oh, I remember this! What a good idea.

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  46. I love this! I actually bought all the items to make one, but in green and all the clips are right next to each other. I like the space in between better and now I'm thinking I might go with sliver and glitter instead! :-)

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  47. Dear lisa,

    I wish you and your family wonderful and harmonious Christmas days and say "THANKS!!!" for all your fantastic posts, photos and inspirations. It was a great job that you've done this year!


    MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!

    Tine

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    LUV YOUR BLOG, STOP BY & SAY HI, WE HAVE A LOT IN COMMON :) GIO

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  49. I see a crafting day in our future!
    So darn cute!
    :)Heidi

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  50. What a cute idea for a card wreath. This looks like a craft idea I would enjoy making.

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  51. So glad you shared this post with us, Lisa. An oldie and a very goodie!

    I like it before and after cards, just like you. What a clever idea!

    xoxox
    A

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  52. I just found your blog via pinterest, the picture of this clothes pin wreath had been pinned. It's adorable! Where did you get the metal ring to attach the clothes pins onto?

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    1. I took all the greenery off of a cheap Christmas wreath. :)

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