I’ve had this unused frame (awesome $10 tag sale find) that I repainted a while back. It’s been decoration and collecting dust. When my holiday cards came in this year, I decided it would be the perfect place to display them. All this empty frame needs is a backing, some twine, and clips to hold up the cards.
Taking inventory. I was lucky enough to have the empty frame, scrap pieces of foam core to use as the backing, and left over burlap from another DYI project. At the Etsy Rengrade Craft Fair, I picked up cute turquoise twine and mini clips for a cheap price.
Aren’t the twine and mini close pins adorable?
Next, I cut the foam board to fit the inside of this giant frame. It took two pieces to fill the entire frame and because I knew I would be covering it up, it’s alright that there’s a seem.
Then I cut a piece of the burlap to be a little larger than the foam board and used a stapler to wrap the boards and adhere it in place.
Once I turned the board over, it looks great (no one ever sees the back). Then I figured out how far apart to space the twine based on the average size of the cards I had and stapled the twine in place from the backside of the board.
Then just pop the board into the frame and you’re done!
Then as the cards came in, I just tacked them up. The great thing is that it’s not holiday themed so I can keep it up all year as cards come in for different holidays. Notice the matching burlap tree skirt. I got my monies worth with that burlap.
This was a fun 20 minute DIY project that didn’t involve any sewing or machinery. Please disregard the dust on the bookcase in the photo above… that was… intensional. Also, yes that is It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia on the tv.