DIY Christmas Card Holder


For this project, you will need:
  • Small wooden letters that spell out the holiday greeting of your choice (I got mine from Michaels and they spell out “JOYEUX NOEL”).
  • Acrylic glue (optional)
  • Mini clothespins
  • Mod Podge glue (matte)
  • Sponge Brush
  • Jute Cord (I used 3 ply)
  • 3M Utensil Hooks
  • If you plan on painting your letters, paint each letter with the desired number of coats and colour(s).
  • Once the paint is dry, brush the back of each clothespin with the Mod Podge and place a pin (or two) on the back of each letter.


  • While the glue is drying, cut your jute cord to the desired length.
  • Once the glue is dry, clip the letters to the cord.
  • Hang the holder. My suggestions for hanging are: Across a window by tying the ends of the cord to the curtain rod, across the fireplace by attaching the 3M hooks to the mantel (tie a loop at each end of the cord and hang the loop on the hook) , or across a bannister by again attaching the hooks to the bannister/wall.
  • Pin your cards to the letters as you receive them.


The first set of pictures showed the holder I made for my sister. This is the one I made for my house last year (her letters are not painted and mine are painted blue, white, and silver).  Here is mine: 
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This is a quick and easy project and should only take you about 30 to 45 minutes once you have the supplies.
Thanks for reading!

2 comments on “DIY Christmas Card Holder

  1. Lynell says:

    I LOVE my mantel this year but I need this addition… just need you to make it for me lol! Great job and I love your posts!

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