It's my favorite time of the year to get mail. Instead of just bills and credit card offers, my mailbox fills up with delightful cards from all my favorite people! The big dilemma remains: how to display all those Christmas cards? Here is a fun project that reuses an old frame as a way to showcase them. It can even be put to use after the holidays to display your favorite photos!

Materials Needed:

  • Large Frame
  • Wire
  • Small finish nails
  • Paint
  • Sandpaper
  • Mini clips to attach cards


1. Remove the glass and any backing material from the frame.

2. Sand and paint the frame your desired color (or you can leave it as-is).

3. Evenly space finish nails on opposite sides in the back of your frame and nail in place. This is where you will attach the wire. I did three rows on my frame, spaced about 6″ apart.

4. Wrap the wire around the nails until it’s secured.

5. Clip your cards to the wires to enjoy throughout the season!

Repurpose an Old Frame as a Christmas Card Display!