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Display Christmas Cards On A Banner Or Garland

This is a great way to display those pretty Christmas cards you receive from friends and acquaintances. Plus it’s a great decorating idea too.

I really enjoyed making the Christmas Tree Ornaments from vintage cards. But, I only had a few of the cards I purchased at a thrift store a few years ago and I used up most of those making the ornaments. I had a few more ideas for Christmas crafts so I ordered a vintage lot of cards from Ebay a couple of weeks ago.

pink flamingo mantel with vintage card garland Petticoat Junktion

The cards were mostly Christmas cards but there were also different greeting cards thrown in. Some of them were so darn cute I decided to hang them as a banner from the fireplace mantel. There were several cards with turquoise in the design so they worked perfectly with my Pink Flamingo mantel.

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I grabbed the twine and tiny clothes pins I ordered from Amazon and just clipped the cards on the twine. I didn’t concern myself with the theme of the cards, just the colors. The baby card is just the cutest. If you can’t read the text it says “Life is one DAMP THING after another!” Now that is darn cute! You can use this idea for any season and any type of greeting cards or maybe postcards from a favorite vacation spot.

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I’m still loving the Fall mantel. I’m not sure I want to change it out for Christmas. Hey, how about leaving the Flamingo print and decorating with turquoise Christmas stuff? We’ll see.

pink flamingo mantel decor with vintage card garland Petticoat Junktion

Did you notice I stood the latest RosaAnne Angel on the mantel too. The color works.


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Another close up of the cute cards. If you missed the Handmade Vintage Christmas Ornaments ….



….and the Ornament Blog Hop you can click here for the ornament tutorial and the hop.

What do you think of the garland/banner? I think it would be a fun way to display all my Christmas cards this year. I can have garlands hanging all over the place. Seriously, I can see the garlands hanging from china cabinets, bookcases, bed footboards, etc. Where else?

Thanks for being here and I’ll see you tomorrow with another furniture makeover. You can find the twine and the clothes pins on Amazon if you are interested in making a garland. Just click the pink text. Kathy

Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. I participate in many paper exchanges: postcards, envelopes, ATCs… And whenever i receive them, i string them exactly like you do. I have found many tiny clothespins at Michaels, in a variety of colors, and i even have a special set for Xmas, which I use when i receive xmas cards!