Each year I look forward to receiving Christmas cards and pictures from my friends and loved ones. Sometimes that’s the only time I get to see them all year! So I really love to display each card, but more and more people are sending flat photo cards, which do not stand up on my mantle on their own. That’s why I came up with my Christmas card hanger. It’s quick and easy, and can be hung anywhere, even vertically!

Christmas Card Garland Tutorial

Christmas Card Garland Tutorial

Supplies for Christmas Card Garland:

  • Small wooden clothespins
  • Acrylic paint & foam brush
  • Various patterned papers (in Christmas colors, of course!)
  • Coordinating buttons
  • Decoupage medium & foam brush
  • Coordinating buttons
  • Hot glue gun
  • 3 to 5 yards ribbon (depending on where you hang your garland)

1. Paint your mini clothespins in a color that will coordinate with your patterned papers with your acrylic paint and foam brush. Allow to dry.

2. Trace your clothespin onto patterned paper and cut out. Cut one for each clothespin.

3. Using a foam brush, apply a light coat of Mod Podge on one side of clothespin and attach on of your patterned paper rectangles. Smooth it out with your thumb.

4. Attach a button with hot glue to the top of each clothespin (on the paper side) on the end where you pinch to open the pin.

Christmas Card Garland Tutorial buttons

5. Cut a 3 to 5 yard piece of ribbon for your garland. The length will depend on where you are going to hang it, so measure that and cut accordingly.

Christmas Card Garland Tutorial ribbon

Clip Christmas cards to ribbon with clothespins, hang somewhere you can see it, and enjoy all those smiling faces and Christmas wishes!

finished Christmas Card Garland Tutorial


Try one of these other festive Christmas crafts: