Christmas Card Display: A Craft(ish) Project

If you know me at all then you know I’m not crafty. I don’t do DIY projects. I don’t sew or quilt or knit or paint or any other artsy/crafty stuff. But sometimes I wish I did. Sometimes I love the idea of things being made with my own two hands. I love the feeling of pride and accomplishment that comes with making something all by myself…I’m just not very good at it.

Still, for some reason, around Christmastime I get in the mood to attempt something craft-ish. Last year I decided we should have a Jesse tree and quickly discovered that if you want a Jesse tree you have to make it yourself. So I made 25 ornaments (sort of) and put together my own Jesse tree.

A few weeks ago I saw an article in a magazine about ways to display things you’re thankful for at Thanksgiving. One of the suggestions was to get a stick and spray paint it white and put it in a vase. Then have friends/family write things they’re thankful for on paper leaves and hang them on the stick. It was pretty and I really liked the idea but with our family vacation occupying most of November I didn’t get to do it.

So I wanted to adapt the idea to be suitable for Christmas. Same stick, same vase but instead of leaves I’m hanging Christmas cards. I thought it would make a pretty Christmas decoration and put to use the Christmas cards we receive. They’re much easier to enjoy when they’re part of our decor rather than stacked in a basket or on a table somewhere.

Mike jokes that the branches attack him…but I’m happy with my DIY project. Have you ventured into the world of DIY recently? Leave a link to your project in the comments.


3 responses to “Christmas Card Display: A Craft(ish) Project

  1. Donna Godfrey December 8, 2011 at 5:26 PM

    Does this mean I need to,send you a card?

  2. Candice December 9, 2011 at 8:41 AM

    Love it! Guess I need to get ours sent to you. You were the first Christmas card we received this year! 🙂


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