Give your Christmas Tree a personal touch with this super easy DIY Tree Garland Christmas Card Display! Includes fun elements like pom poms and jingle bells!
Last week, I showed you how to hand letter envelopes for when you send out Christmas Cards, and this week I’m telling you how to display them! I love how this DIY Tree Garland Christmas Card Display keeps the Christmas Cards off my refrigerator and makes my Christmas Tree beautiful at the same time. It goes together quickly, and looks great without cards, too…that way you’ll have time to get your collection going and your tree will still look great!
What you’ll need to create this DIY Tree Garland Christmas Card Display:
- Christmas Cards
- Pom Pom Makers
- Pink Baby Blanket Yarn
- Gold Festive Fur Yarn
- Baker’s Twine
- Mini Wooden Spools
- Jingle Bells
- Mini Clothes Pins
- First, you’ll make the Pom Poms. Tip: This video tutorial (not mine) could be really helpful if you are more of a visual person.
- Pull the “clamps” on one side of the Pom Pom Maker out so they’re straight.
- Start wrapping the Pink Baby Blanket Yarn and Gold Festive Fur Yarn around the clamps. Evenly distribute the yard and make each wrap someone tight.
- Once the whole clamp is full (it must be really full), push the clamp down, then pull out the other one.
- Pull yarn tightly, and start wrapping it around the other clamp.
- When you’re finished with that side, push the clamp down, and cut along the ridge on the pom pom maker.
- Get the Baker’s Twine and pull it through the ridges and tie a double knot around the pom pom maker.
- Open the clamps again, then pull the pom pom maker apart.
- Keep one end of the Baker’s Twine around the pom about 12-14 inches long and the other about 6 inches long. I made 15 poms for my tree.
- Place Mini Wooden Spools and Jingle Bells on the long end of the baker’s twine. Tip: I had this pattern – 1 spool, 1 bell, 2 spools, 1 bell, 1 spool. I had two spools in the middle so the card would be centered.
- Tie the longer end of the baker’s twine to the shorter end of another pom. You can either connect the whole banner, or do what I did, which is easier for displaying. Have 3 separate banners, a 4 pom banner for the top, 5-6 pom banner for the middle of the tree, and 6-7 pom banner for the bottom of the tree. Make sure you do not tie one end of the banner to the other, since you’ll be placing it on the tree.
- After you’ve arranged the banner on the, start adding Photocards with Mini Clothes Pins!
You can purchase any of these holiday cards at Mixbook. Here are some direct links:
- Merry Little Christmas by Printable Crush
- Merry and Bright by Printable Crush
- Believe by Printable Crush
- Joyful Colorful Card
- Shimmering Holiday Card
- Happy Holidays by Brittany Luiz
- Holiday Deco
- Magical Mint Frame
- Christmas Cactus
- Simple Metallic Joy
The great thing about this banner, is it looks great with the cards or without (but obviously, it’s more fun and memorable WITH the cards).
If you liked these, check out my Hand Lettered Envelope tutorial:
Stay tuned for the rest of the Handmade Christmas Ornament Series!