Living in a small home means that decking the halls must be minimal and make sense with the flow of our space. I love making a festive home, but lack the space to execute anything too elaborate. We can just say that helps keep us on budget. Squeezing in a tree is always the December challenge and I always have wanted to display our Christmas cards, but didn’t want to interrupt the flow of our narrow hallways and spaces.
Walmart challenged me to create a Christmas craft and today I wanted to show you how to make a Washi Tape Christmas Tree Card Wall Display that won’t damage your walls, will be something fun for your kids to do when they get the mail each day, and doesn’t cost a lot to create.
Supplies Needed (all available at your local Walmart store)
2 containers of washi tape (found in the scrapbooking aisle)
1 roll of baker’s twine (small rolls also found in the scrapbooking aisle)
2 containers Damage-Free Hanging Hooks (you will need 13 hooks in total)- I used something like this, but they were clear
2 packages (or more- remember you need to hang your cards) mini-clothespins
1-2 strands of bead garland
1 ornament as a tree topper
1. Begin by outlining your tree, starting with a short piece on the top and working your way down. A leveler is a great tool that you can use to insure that the tree is straight. I also used one of our holiday cards to help us establish spacing between the rows. This display has seven rows, but you can make yours with more or less depending on how tall you would like your tree to be. Make sure that you are smoothing and securing that washi tape as you go. The best part about the washi tape is that you can readjust as you need, perfect for someone who is as OCD as I am.
2. On the end of each row except for your top row, add a 3M hook on each end, overlapping just a bit to help anchor that washi tape in place.
3. Loop your bakers twine through each hook and knot it on each end, allowing it to drape just a bit for your cards. Leave some length on each end because we will use this to secure our garland.
4. Cut garland allowing just a bit to hang over each edge. Take the end of the bakers twine and loop it and then wrap it around each one of the hooks until you near the end of your twine. Secure tightly with a mini-clothespin. Repeat on each level except the very top.
5. Create your trunk by creating a square at the base of your tree.
6. Hang an ornament topper with a final 3M hook. Done.
I love that this display is behind our front door so when the kids bring in the mail, they can hang the cards right there. I have a little box of mini clothespins in our command center for quick grabbing and hanging of the cards.
I hope you love this idea as much as I do for the holidays and for small spaces! Be sure to check out my diy yarn pom-pom & ornament garland, my Anthro-inspired Pom-Pom Wreath, how I painted an adorable laminate fireplace for the holidays, and our list of fun ideas for holiday giving this year. Wishing you and your family the happiest of holiday seasons!