Christmas Card Wreath

Are you getting less Christmas cards sent to you in the mail and more e-cards via social media and email? ME TOO! With only a few Christmas cards here and a few more on the way (the month isn’t over yet), I wanted a festive way to display them without it looking too sparse.  silver-magnolia-garlandI saw this gorgeous silver garland at Crate & Barrel and fell in love with it, but I wasn’t in love with was the price tag. Is this garland seriously $79.95 dollars?! No thank you. I headed straight to Hobby Lobby and for a quarter of the price (plus a 40% off coupon) I bought a garland and some metallic silver spray paint and made my own.Screen Shot 2014-12-19 at 10.36.32 AMScreen Shot 2014-12-19 at 10.37.55 AM On a large piece of cardboard I spray painted the garland. After 30 minutes or so, I flipped it over and sprayed the other side. Once it was all dry, I rolled it around itself to make a large “wreath”. When the size was right, I secured it to itself by wrapping the garland ends into the leaves and pinned it to the wall with a few clear push pins. Bend the garland and use the pushpins to help make the wreath more circular on the wall. Depending on how large you make the wreath you may need two garland strands to make it lush enough. Obviously not my problem.Screen Shot 2014-12-19 at 10.38.34 AMScreen Shot 2014-12-19 at 10.40.01 AMI used glue dots to stick the cards to the wreath leaves, one on the top and another on the bottom. And scattered them around not to randomly to mix up the colors and sizes of the cards.  Such a fun and festive way to display Christmas cards.                                                    Xo, ChelseyScreen Shot 2014-12-19 at 10.39.05 AM

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