Funky Junky Christmas Card Displays

Studio 5’s Jennifer Heslop found a few jewels in an American Fork junk yard. Now she shares how she turned those castaways into clever card holders.

Add some pizzazz to your Christmas card displays by making-over junk yard finds.

Wood sled– run lengths of ribbon down the front of an old sled. Simply glue or tack the ribbon at the top, leave the ends loose. Cut slits in Christmas cards and thread the ribbon through the slits. Slide the card up the ribbon into place.

Old pillar– Drill small holes randomly spaced on all sides of the pillar. Create “card holders” by wrapping heavy gauge wire several times around a wood dowel. Clip the end of the wire and insert into the hole drilled into the pillar.

Crib frame– Use a wire crib frame to display cards by simply attaching the cards to the frame using ribbon, clips or magnets. Experiment with different types of clips i.e. drapery clips or alligator clips.

Snow shoe– Hang an old wreath, snow shoe or even a bike tire on the door or wall. Attach cards using ribbon or clips.

Seat springs– Any type of spring will make a great card holder. Simply slide the card between the coils of the springs. Use alligator clips to hold card in place.

Bike tires– Use clips to hang cards from old bike tires. Hang tire on the wall as a wreath, or create a card carousel by sandwiching a tire between two spindles.

Metal slide frames– frame out portions of the cards using small slide frames. In today’s segment the frames were turned into magnets by framing letters and gluing on a small magnet.

Most of Jenn’s junkyard jewels were found at:

Star Mill General Store
147 East 600 North
American Fork, UT 84003
(801) 756-0464

Studio 5 Contributor Jennifer Heslop loves turning trash into treasure. She is handy with a hammer, and has a knack for saving a dime by doing it yourself! If you have questions for Jenn, e-mail her at

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