Holiday Idea Roundup

The holiday season is upon us and somehow I don’t feel as prepared as I did last year!  I’m also still operating under the illusion I have every year that I’ll be able to do lots of scrapbooking during the holidays.  We’ll see how that turns out.

Since I’m trying to get my holiday wits about me, it’s a good time to take a look back for ideas.  Here are my best holiday posts to get your holiday creative juices flowing:

  1. How to Make a Bow out of Wrapping Paper
  2. Repurposing a Department Store Gift Box
  3. Simple Christmas Decorations
  4. Making a Stocking from Pajama Pants
  5. Earthquake/Toddler-proofing Holiday Decorations
  6. On Buying Christmas Cards at after-Christmas Sales
  7. Easy Christmas Card Display
  8. Making Gift Tags out of Christmas Cards
  9. How to Make Your Own Basket Stuffing
  10. Our Tradition of Buying a Travel Ornament for our Tree
  11. Using Cable or Speaker Wire as Ribbon

I hope these help give you ideas!

No-Nonsense Christmas Card Display

Christmas Card Display

I’ve yet to find the perfect Christmas card holder for our place.  By the time December rolls around, I’m tired of looking and just want to display and enjoy the cards already!

At our last place, we strung a piece of fishing line* on the wall under the stairs and hung the cards on it.  This idea is getting more impractical as non-folding cards get more popular.

In the holiday spirit of get-it-done-now-so-you-can-enjoy-the-season, I decided to stick the cards to the wall.  We had a nice space behind the front door and it’s fun to keep adding cards to the design.  It took just a few seconds to add each card.  Done!

I used some sticky putty that doesn’t damage the walls and comes off the cards at the end of the season.  No, I don’t have the brand name because I’ve had a ball of this stuff rolling around in my desk for years.  I’m helpful like that!  Ask around at a hardware store for something that won’t damage the walls.  If I find the name of something similar, I’ll post it to my Facebook page.

*The fishing line may or may not have stayed on the wall 365 days a year at our old place because we were too lazy to take it down figured it blended into the wall.