It seems that each year, the influx of holiday cards seems to double in size. And while the holiday season wouldn’t be the same without them, we’ve seriously been lacking in organization… to the point where they all get lazily propped up on a kitchen counter where we can’t even enjoy them. Of course, Martha had just the solution! This card wreath made of clothespins and an embroidery hoop has totally saved our sanity this year, while also making for quite the special decorative piece. And did I mention it took about five minutes to make? Follow the jump for the easy breezy instructions…

Clothespin Card Wreath

*from Martha Stewart

  • embroidery hoop
  • mini clothespins
  • hot glue gun
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • wide satin ribbon
  1. Use ruler and pencil to draw hash marks 2 inches apart alone one side of embroidery hoop. Leave a 6 inch space for ribbon.
  2. Place a dot of hot glue at each mark, and quickly press down a clothespin. You can face them all outward, or alternate directions so that cards can be clipped both inside and outside of the embroidery hoop.
  3. Loop ribbon around top of embroidery hook, tie at the top, and hang.

*top image by Hayden Spears

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Comments (6)
  1. 1
    Charis December 20, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    What a clever idea!

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    • Camille Styles December 20, 2011 at 8:45 pm

      Thanks! Can always rely on Martha… 😉

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    Sal December 21, 2011 at 7:52 am

    I love this idea too! SO much fun =) I am always looking for a way to spice up the original- this year I made a wreath out of some of my old champagne corks and stoppers- it turned out pretty cute =) http://www.bluebonnetsforsal.com/2011/11/diy-champagne-wreath-happy-thanksgiving.html

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    Lindsey A. December 21, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Great idea! I actually bought a similar item at Wisteria this year to hold all of my Christmas cards. It was on sale for like $22.00 if you don’t feel like getting all the hot glue out!
    http://thisnapavalleygirl.blogspot.com/2011/12/its-beginning-to-look-lot-like.html

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