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Holiday card display

I have been looking for the perfect way to display my holiday cards for years! Never finding exactly what I wanted in stores, every year I try something new I had seen on Pinterest...pinning them to ribbon, hanging them around an entryway, around a mirror, and last year I just taped them on to the wall in the shape of a tree...yawn.

So this year I decided I was going to find a stylish way to display my cards finally. After looking through lots of inspiration online and asking the hubby to help me pick one that I would be capable of DIYing (haha) I set off to RONA. I was shocked by how easy this little project actually was (with a little help from the super friendly staff at RONA).

1

Preparing the wood

  • 1.1 - Measure and cut the plywood and mouldings to the desired size.
  • 1.2 - Sand any rough edges and wipe clean with a dry towel.

Pro tip

I had both my board and moulding cut right there in RONA. One piece of moulding was the exact size needed for four shelves.
2

Painting the wood

  • 2.1 - Mix 1 cup of water with 1 cup of white paint.
  • 2.2 - Dip a rag into the mixture and apply following the wood grain.
  • 2.3 - Apply thin layers until you get the desired look. I did probably three or four light coats.

Pro tip

This isn’t necessary, but to fit with my home decor, I wanted a more white base rather than yellow. You can let your imagination run wild here and give your display the look you want.
3

Adding the moulding strips

  • 3.1 - Apply the strips of moulding as shelves.
  • 3.2 - Measure and mark every 10 inches.
  • 3.3 - Use wood glue to secure, remove excess with a damp rag.
  • 3.4 - Allow to dry completely.
4

Hang the display on the wall

  • 4.1 - On the back, measure and install a wall mount kit.

Pro tip

It looks great hung on a wall, but would look equally as good resting on an entry table, for example.
Angela Price
Lifestyle blogger
Angela’s husband plays hockey for the Montreal Canadiens, so during the winter months they reside in Montreal, Quebec. Their summers are spent in Kelowna, British Columbia. She shares all the details of living a chaotic hockey life with style and substance in her lifestyle blog. @byangelaprice

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