Displaying Christmas cards always ends up being a bit stressful. They start off being stood along the top of the piano. Then, they creep onto other work surfaces. And finally, we end up putting some string or tinsel along the wall to hang them up. So this year, I’m preempting it. It’s still October, and I’ve already made a Christmas card holder. Here’s how.
What you need
- A fabric bag
- Coloured card
- Patterned card
- Buttons or sequins
- Cotton wool or white fabric
- Bostik foam pads
- Embroidery thread
- Mini pegs
- Black pen
1. Start by making the snowman. Use foam pads to stick his scarf on – I wrapped the ribbon around his neck and stuck it at the back to make it look more like a scarf. The two pieces that hang down can be stuck underneath the main body of the scarf.
2. Decorate the snowman with the sequins or buttons, sticking them on with the foam pads. Three up his middle for buttons and one on his face for a nose. I went for a red and white colour scheme, so his buttons and nose were all red.
3. Draw on the snowman’s eyes and mouth with the black pen. I made mine to look like coal pieces like a traditional snowman.
4. Make his hat from the patterned card and fix it on with the foam pads.
5. Fix the snowman onto the coloured card using foam pads.
6. Fix the snow onto the coloured card using foam pads.
7. Use the foam pads to attach the coloured card to the bag.
8. Cut the embroidery thread into two long pieces – length will depend on where you are hanging it up.
9. Use the needle to put the thread through the bottom of the bag. Tie large knots to keep it in place.
10. Take some mini pegs and clip them onto the embroidery thread.
11. You’re ready to hang up your card holder. The bag handle hangs neatly onto any hook.
12. When you receive a card, use a peg to clip it on.
13. You can fill the bag itself with candy canes or Christmas treats.