For a festive way to display your holiday cards, make a DIY Christmas card holder with cedar planks from CedarSafe. This post is sponsored by CedarSafe.
Starting around mid-November we begin receiving lots, and lots of cards! Both mine and my husbands birthdays fall between Thanksgiving and Christmas and we love displaying all the thoughtful cards we receive from friends and family. For a creative way to display our holiday cards, I made a DIY Christmas card holder with cedar planks! The tongue and groove planks from CedarSafe connect together easily and make this project easy to complete in under an hour. I tried to make this project as simple as possible and think it turned out great! This is a project that looks good AND smells good! 😉
- Measure and cut your planks. Start with 4 inch, and increase by 2 inches until you reach 18 or 20 inch wide planks.
- After all your planks are cut, lay them out and measure how tall your tree will be (mine was 30 inches tall).
- Add 5 or 6 inches (35 inches for mine) and cut your 2x2. This will be the back board.
- Using the remaining 2x2 board, cut four 6 inch pieces.
- Create the stand at the base of your tree with the 6 inch pieces. Use a combination of wood glue and nails (or screws).
- After your stand is created, you can add the wood planks! The CedarSafe planks are tongue and groove so they easily lock into place!
If you don’t have a Miter Saw or Nail Gun, you can always do this by hand with a hand saw and a hammer and nails. You could probably get away with simply gluing the boards since it doesn’t have to support any weight.
In the video, I added the planks and then created the stand at the base – I recommend adding the planks last!
This is a perfect project if you have some left over planks from an existing project. We did a cedar lined closet a while back and had several planks left over. You could also just grab a box of these for about 30 bucks and get creative! You can make this adorable Christmas card holder and still have plenty of planks left over to whip up a cedar plank wood sign. These cedar planks aren’t just for closets (though they look amazing there!!).
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