Christmas

Christmas Card and Photo Boxes in Three Styles

It’s official…it’s time to dive into Christmas! Are you ready for it? We are! And the first step every year is to send out cards to friends and loved ones. You may even be receiving some already which it perfect, because we’re excited to be sharing these Christmas Card Holders, with three ways to decorate them, for any and all seasonal style. It’s the perfect, easy DIY to break into the holiday season.

Completed Christmas card holders on a bench by Champagne and Sugarplums

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What You’ll Need:
  • A shallow wood box
  • Acrylic paint
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Hot glue gun and sticks
  • Mini decorations
  • Small clothes pegs
Colour pop Christmas on a mint background with a flamingo icon by Champagne and Sugarplums
Painting the inside of a wood box mint by Champagne and Sugarplums

Painting the outside of a wood box pink by Champagne and Sugarplums
Adding glitter to the inside of a wood box painted in mint by Champagne and Sugarplums

Paint the inside of the box mint and then the outside a bright, deep pink. Add a layer of glue to the inside part of the box, covering the mint then sprinkle with glitter. Glue the mini decorations and clothes pin in place. Be sure to let everything dry between steps.

Completed colour pop Christmas card holder by Champagne and Sugarplums

Rustic Christmas written on a gray background with tree icons by Champagne and Sugarplums
Painting a wood box dark gray by Champagne and Sugarplums
Dry-brushing white over gray on a wood box by Champagne and Sugarplums

Paint the entire box dark grey. When the grey is dry, use a sponge brush to add a light layer of white to create a weathered wood look. To make this effect, dip the sponge into paint and wipe off any excess before dragging the sponge lightly across the wood. Add some mini decorations to the bottom of the box.

Completed rustic Christmas card holder by Champagne and Sugarplums

Elegant Christmas written on a gold background with a deer and filigree icon by Champagne and Sugarplums
Painting the inside of a wood box silver by Champagne and Sugarplums
Painting the outside of a wood box in gold by Champagne and Sugarplums

Completed elegant Christmas card holder by Champagne and Sugarplums

Paint the inside of the box silver and the outside gold, and then finish with the mini decorations and clothespins.

Completed Christmas card holders on a bench by Champagne and Sugarplums

Completed Christmas card holders on a bench focused on the colour pop box by Champagne and Sugarplums
Completed Christmas card holders on a bench by Champagne and Sugarplums

Now you can display your Christmas card and photos in style, happy crafting!

Happy Holidays written on a white background surrounded by snow

If you enjoyed this step-by-step you should check out our Retro Inspired Photo Transfers or how about a Personalized Outdoor Wooden Christmas Signpost

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