If you’re like me, you receive a fair amount of Christmas cards each year, and struggle to find a way to display them in a manner that fits in with the rest of your decor. Since I’m notorious for leaving my Christmas decorations up almost until Valentine’s Day (egads, I know!), I created this DIY Christmas card holder hoop wreath with a wintry feel that can easily be left hanging up until Easter. You could even swap out the cards with fun family photos!
- Artificial Pine Spray w/Pinecone
- White Glitter Berry Spray
- White Tipped Pine Cones
- Vintage Decor Matte Chalk Paint (I used Blue Agave)
- White Simply Soft Yarn
- Mini Clothespins
- Floral Wire
- Glue Gun
- Paint Brush
- Hula Hoop
I like to sit on the floor to craft, so I laid down a drop cloth before painting my hula hoop. The paint dried fairly quickly, so it took no time to apply two coats.
I knew I wanted to have a layered look to the faux greenery, so I trimmed a small piece off the bottom of one end of the artificial pine spray, and then used floral wire to add three small sections of the white berry spray.
Again using the floral wire, attach the piece of faux greenery to the hoop, just slightly off center.
Now add another piece of the artificial pine spray on top of the first, staggering it a bit lower so the first piece isn’t fully covered. Repeat these steps on the opposite side.
Once you have the faux greenery on both sides of your hoop, add another piece of the white berry spray to each side using floral wire.
I then added three pine cones to the center of the greenery using hot glue. Christmas ornaments or snowflakes would also look just as pretty and festive.
Now it’s time to add the yarn. I measured an old Christmas card, and found that my wreath would work best with three rows of yarn. Simply tie the yarn to each side of the hoop in a knot, making sure to pull it as taught as possible without changing the shape of the hoop. I also added a dab of hot blue to ensure the yarn didn’t slip.
Lastly, I added some light blue clothespins to hold the cards.
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Annaliese is a party stylist and owner of Made of Sugar and Spice, a dress-up party boutique for little girls ages 3 – 10. Her love of color, pretty girly things, glitter, and creative nature help transform every day occasions into the best day ever. She lives by the motto “I can spray paint that,” has a major sweet tooth, and when she’s not crafting or planning parties, you can find her spending time with her husband, son and three dogs.