I never know what to do with old holiday cards. With a little Mod Podge, you can make this Christmas card display – make one every year!
Skills Required: Beginner. You’re going to be doing a lot of attaching cards to canvas with Mod Podge, and some may be thicker than others. It helps to have used decoupage medium once or twice.
Hi, I’m Becky from Liberate Creativity, and honored that Amy asked me to make a guest appearance on Mod Podge Rocks.
The truth is, Amy has it right, Mod Podge certainly does rock . . . here’s a recent project to show you why . . .
We get a LOT of Christmas cards each year! I love reading them and hanging them up . . . yadda, yadda, yadda. But the question is . . . what do you do with them with the holiday season is over????
Ummm . . .why not turn ALL of them into a holiday decor piece for the next years to come???? That’s how I came up with this recycled Christmas card display.
You can make one every single year – wouldn’t it be fun to display all those canvases? Talk about getting into the holiday spirit! I leave the number of displays you make up to you. Enjoy this Christmas wall decor tutorial.
Christmas Card Display
Grab some Mod Podge and brushes.
Separate your holiday cards into two piles: those that need to stay open to be readable, and those that do not.
Cut the fronts off of the cards using the scissors. You can also cut the cards into smaller shapes and designs.
You can also just have one pile of cards if you only want to keep the fronts and not the messages inside for your Christmas card display. I’ll leave that up to you!
Glue each card down to the canvas. Remember to only glue to the bottom of the cards down if you want the cards to be open and viewable.
Once all the cards are glued down, it’s time to Mod Podge the cards.
When spreading layers of Mod Podge, be gentle with your strokes and careful with the cards you want to remain viewable. If you’re sealing everything closed, brush a few layers of Mod Podge over the canvas and let dry between coats.
I spread one thick coat of Mod Podge over each card, let dry 20 minutes, and then applied a second coat.
Oftentimes we get family newsletters, and since I don’t want to throw those away either – I tape them into the back of the canvas!
Make a new Christmas card display each year! What a cool memory for the holidays. Let me know if you try this in the comments!
- Canvas - 18 x 24"
- Mod Podge Matte
- Recycled Christmas cards
- Craft glue
- Separate cards into two piles: those that need to stay open and those that do not.
- Cut the fronts off of the cards using the scissors. You can also cut the cards into smaller shapes and designs.
- Glue each card down to the canvas. Only glue to the bottom of the cards down if you want them to be open and viewable. Let dry.
- Spread one thick coat of Mod Podge over the canvas, let dry 20 minutes, and then apply a second coat. Let dry before displaying.
For more recycled and budget friendly Christmas ideas, visit the following projects:
- Night Light Bulb Christmas Ornaments
- Recycled Christmas Ornaments
- Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Plaque
- DIY Recycled Christmas Decorations
- Decoupage Wine Bottles for Christmas
- How to Reuse Cookie Tins