Well I came across this idea on Pinterest and thought it was a great way to display those beautiful Christmas cards we work so hard for. Here is my inspiration:
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|Originally found at Ashley Winn Design|
I went to Michael's and bought some craft wood. Each piece was just a little bigger than the size of my Christmas cards. Then I got some holiday scrapbook paper. I had glue and ribbon at home. I forgot to take a picture of all my supplies before I used them (sorry I'm cramming a lot into this holiday season!).
I wrapped each board in a different piece of scrapbook paper. I used a stapler to secure it since the paper is a bit heavy I wasn't sure if glue would stand the test of time. I wrapped them like you would a present. Then I took Modge Podge and mounted each photo on. Once they had a minute to adhere, I put a coat of Modge Podge over the entire thing to seal it. I let them dry over night and drilled a hole for the ribbon the next morning.
Here's my end result:
Overall I was happy with these. I may change up how I do this in the future but I like the general concept. I also may use their photos with Santa too. I got the wood and scrapbook paper from Michael's and both were on sale. I maybe spent $5 on this project. It was easy, inexpensive and came out nice...plus each Christmas I am able to see how my family has grown and changed! So, with that start saving your Christmas cards because this gets a PIN!