{Project Home} A Ladder Christmas Card Display

Display your Christmas cards on a ladder with twine and clothespins!

Hi friends! It’s that time of year – time for holiday cards in the mail – and today I’m sharing with you how we’re displaying our this year: a Ladder Christmas Card Display! Ever since Jen of Tatertots & Jello shared her Christmas Ladder How-to last year, I’ve been on the hunt for a ladder. You see, I’m not quite at the powertools stage (that may be on my list of goals for 2013), so I wanted to find one to purchase and possibly makeover.

Then this Summer, I found this little pink beauty hanging out in the clearance section of Hobby Lobby! I had seen them in the store for weeks, but at $40, I wasn’t about to do it. But on clearance for $10? Absolutely! So it’s been hanging out in our garage until just last week!

Display your Christmas cards on a ladder with twine and clothespins!

So I grabbed a bottle of my favorite paint: Annie Sloan Chalk Paint! I got Pure White to match the moldings in our house.

Display your Christmas cards on a ladder with twine and clothespins!

After a couple coats and a layer of clear wax, the ladder went from pretty in pink to perfectly white! I wrapped some twine around the rungs…

Display your Christmas cards on a ladder with twine and clothespins!

Added a couple of clothespins, and voila! A fun, ladder Christmas card display!

Display your Christmas cards on a ladder with twine and clothespins!
Display your Christmas cards on a ladder with twine and clothespins!
Display your Christmas cards on a ladder with twine and clothespins!

Now it’s ready to be filled up! I’m just getting my cards out this week, so hopefully we’ll also get some new cards in the mail too! And now this little nook in our family room has the perfect addition. And we can see our cards this year as we’re spending time together in the family room. Love it! Thanks to Jen for the continual inspiration – we’re so happy with how it turned out! How are you displaying your Christmas cards this year?

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Kimberly Sneed
Hi, I'm Kimberly! A working mom, wife to my best friend and mother to two adorable boys. By day I'm a project manager and list-maker extraordinaire, and by night I attempt to make our house a home. I enjoy crafting/DIY, decorating, photography, thrifting and love to share my creative adventures with you!
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  1. I’ve seen A LOT of Christmas posts about cards but I have NEVER seen this before. I love this idea…Very cute!!! =)

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  2. I seriously love your card display! Very creative and the paint color is awesome!
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  3. Maribel Reyes says:

    This is very cute! I love how you re-painted and used chalk paint it gives it the perfect shade of white.

  4. Cute idea! I’d totally leave this up all year to collect invites and other cards that come in! :) great find!
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  5. What an awesome idea! This looks so cute and decorative!

    xo, gina
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  6. What an absolutely amazing idea! I’m pinning! I never know what to do with my xmas cards! Thanks for sharing!
    Leslie
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  7. Gorgeous lady!! Another fab crafty make over project from Kimberly! I totally would’ve passed on the pink but white, WOW! :)
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  8. Great way to display cards!
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  9. I love the ladder idea! Plus it doesn’t scream Christmas so it can be used year round. Thanks for sharing this with us!

    I made a Wreath out of glittered clothespins for my display: http://www.bkdarr.com/2012/12/christmas-card-display.html
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