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.
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.
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.
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.
Another close up of the cute cards. If you missed the Handmade Vintage Christmas Ornaments ….
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 (Petticoat Junktion)
Kathy is the founder of PetticoatJunktion.com, a home décor blog focused on repurposing and upcycling furniture, old hardware, rusty stuff, and thrifty finds into unique home décor. Kathy’s projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Read more about Kathy here.