Craftiness is not Optional blog and found the perfect solution! A clothespin wreath! Brilliant. Not only is it useful, it is also attractive!! And simple to make. Let's do it!
Here are the things you need:
clothespins - about 50
green spray paint
red beads - pony beads would work here
a wire hanger from the dry cleaner
While the clothespins dry, cut the hanging part off of your wire hanger so you just have a big piece of wire. Shape that into a circle but do not close it up.
When the clothespins are dry, string them onto the wire, alternately with a red bead. I used these red wooden beads my dad gave me a while back. If you don't have a dad like mine who has a load of random crafty supplies that he periodically sends your way (I think he is likely one of a kind), head to a craft store like Michael's, Joann's, Hobby Lobby, etc. and pick up a bag of red pony beads. Those will work perfectly. Clothespin, bead, clothespin, bead.... all the way around until you are close to the end. The clever girl participated in this part!
Loop a strand of ribbon around the glue glob, and glue the ends to the existing glob (so the ends are underneath. Tie a pretty bow, and glue that to the front of the ribbon, atop of your ginormous ribbon-wrapped glue glob. The glob is hidden! Yeah!
Now you have a clever, attractive way to display your Christmas cards! Yahoo! Thank-you, Jess, for solving my card dilemma!