Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Etceteras: holiday card holder

One of my favorite things about the holidays is receiving cards. It’s so fun to go to the mailbox and see all those envelopes that are filled with good wishes and happy sentiments. 

There are so many ways to display all the pretty cards. I’ve hung them from ribbon, taped them to walls and propped them on shelves. This year, in a less-is-more effort, I decided to make a little card holder basket for all of the cards.

I started with a silver bread basket and embellished it with natural and faux materials. Since I want to reuse this bread basket, I first used masking tape along the top edge to protect the rim. 

I used my glue gun and added moss, seed pods, twigs and silver berries. A vintage crochet doily lines the basket.

Simple candles add a warm and festive touch.

A handful of candy canes for a little splash of holiday color and sweetness.

The photos and happy greetings really make this the most wonderful time of the year.

Photos like this warm my heart!

May your days be merry and bright…

1 comment :

  1. This bowl is lovely. You can use it throughout the winter season, too, to hold things other than cards! Brilliant!


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