If there’s one thing I really love, it’s getting Christmas cards in the mail during the holiday season. Though I’ve never done it, I always like when families send Christmas letters, too! Yep, I’m super nosy and probably don’t read your paragraph-long Facebook posts, so tell me what you’ve been up to, would ya?! As the cards start arriving in the mail, the monumental task of what to do with them comes crashing down. Inevitably, we run out of refrigerator space, so I wanted to come up with a creative way to display them. The Pallet Christmas Card Holder was born!
DIY: Pallet Christmas Card Holder
While I was cleaning out my garage a couple weeks ago, I came across a pallet that we never ended up using for a summer gardening project. I knew right away I wanted to get crafty with it for the holidays.
If you’re new around here, you might not know that upcycling pallets is one of my favorite things to do. So far we have made a coffee table, a couch, a garden and shelves!
To successfully create your Christmas card holder, you will need:
1 recycled pallet, sanded and clean
1 can of spray paint (I chose this gold one!)
1 roll of twine
1 pack of battery operated lights
You’ll also need to make sure you have two trusty assistants on hand in case you need help 🙂
|Yes, they’re lounging on the pallet couch!|
1. Sand and clean your pallet in an open area.
2. Grab your can of spray paint and apply evenly.
3. I wanted a rustic, weathered look, so I sprayed my paint and then did a dry brush painting technique I saw on Pinterest.
4. Next, I took my nails and hammered them into the shape of a star. This proved to be a little more difficult than I thought it would be, but after realizing it didn’t have to be perfect – I went with it!
5. Take your twine and tie a knot around the bottom left nail head.
Then, string your twine into the shape of a star.
6. Cut the twine and secure it to the original nail head.
Now, it’s time for the fun part!
7. Grab a set of battery-operated lights. I chose colored lights, because I thought it brightened things up a bit! In keeping with my upcycling theme, I chose Energizer® EcoAdvanced AA Batteries™, the world’s first AA battery made with 4% recycled batteries!
|Stock up this season for all your battery powering needs! I found mine in a huge display at Walmart right near the checkout lines.|
8. String the lights across the top, weave them around on the inside of the pallet or line the pallet perimeter — you can get as creative as you want here!
9. Attach cards to twine with clothespins as you receive them in the mail!
Now that I’ve shared how I’m preparing for the holiday season, tell me how Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ Batteries would help power your holiday?