A huge thanks to Minted for sponsoring this post.
My favorable opinion and excessive use of Christmas music is 100% my own.
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
Don’t you agree?
For so so so many reasons but one of them has to be checking your mail each day to see which sweet and precious Christmas card has arrived. This year, Sweet P (our 5 year old) is really into it and cannot wait to go check the mail every afternoon. He then opens each Christmas card and if it is someone he knows, we basically have to fight over who gets to look at it first. Hand it over kid!
Since I love receiving Christmas cards so much, I love to display them as well. This year, I tried a new DIY Dollar Tree Garland method that I wanted to share with you today if you are looking for an easy way. I love the way these sweet cards hang on the card garland and it just makes me smile! I am just about done getting all of ours out. Thankfully most of the work is done when I ordered because with Minted you can pre-print the mailing addresses. So nice! Our Christmas cards came from Minted, and I am always thrilled with the quality. The selection is great and I love how you can upload your intended photo and they show you how it will look in their designs as you are shopping. Sorry though, I am not going to share our card because then what is the fun for anyone getting it in the mail? If you haven’t ordered yours yet, there is still time with Free Rush Shipping right now. And if you just entirely missed the Christmas boat, there is always a New Year’s card which I love.
OK, now onto the DIY Dollar Tree Garland instructions. For this Christmas Card garland, I started with a piece of very flimsy and pathetic Dollar Tree garland and doubled it up. (I know, doubling it up really still doesn’t give it much life but trust me because this is just the base of it.)
Then I used a 3M hook at the center of the top of the mirror and hung the garland.
To get the swag on each side, I actually used green painters tape all over to adhere it to the wall. Just go with me here because it works, mmmmkay?
Now ready for the best part?
Cypress tree clippings! I just used florist wire to wrap Cypress clippings onto the inexpensive garland. This is what covers the 3M hook and the painters tape… and it also gives the pathetic Dollar Tree garland a whole lotta life. I love the way the clippings hang to make it look natural… and bonus points for having very little to store when the holiday is over.
To clip the cards onto the garland, I just used clothes pins. And voila- a DIY Dollar Tree Garland.
I think this is going to become a Christmas tradition! How do you display your cards?
Ron Carrier says
I punch a hole in each with a ring clip and display each in a nice bowl or tray on the coffee table. I have displayed them on garlands in the past but looks messy to me. I have also seen them posted on ribbons… Happy Holidays.
I have a specific door frame in my kitchen that I adhere them to. Some years it covers the door fram from top to bottom. Some years are more sparse but that’s ok. I appreciate the effort that goes into sending them out so I display the ones I get proudly.
I tape them up on one of our kitchen walls. Got yours btw. Love.
Twin Marley says
Looks great on your kitchen wall. Another good idea! Everything else in the photos looks very festive!!