Easy DIY Holiday Card Holder

I love receiving holiday cards this time of year. For many of our family and friends who we don’t get to see often, this is one of the main ways I get a little update from them—so I look forward to it every year. Although, I must admit I generally would just let the cards pile up on our kitchen countertop, and eventually throw them away sometime after the new year. Sentimental clutter. 🙂

I finally decided to make a little festive looking bulletin board to display our cards on. My plan is to store this little bulletin board on top of the holiday decoration boxes I store in our guest room closet so I can pull it out every year to display our cards on. I also like that while I’m still waiting to get cards in the mail the display just looks like a neutral colored Christmas tree, so it’s cute all on its own too.

This was VERY easy to make; you can probably figure it out just by looking at it. But I’ll leave its supplies and a quick little tutorial here for you anyway.

foam board
bulletin board roll
super glue
pom poms
hot glue gun
mail holder
Command strips to hang

Step One: Cut the foam board as well as the bulletin board roll into the shape you desire. I did a Christmas tree with the idea being the pom pom thumbtacks would be “ornaments” on the tree. But you could totally do a number of different shapes like a wreath or a star if you wanted a different look. Use the super glue to glue these two pieces together along the edge.

Step Two: Use a hot glue gun to add ribbon or trim to the edges. This will cover the foam, making the bulletin board look more finished, but it’s also just adding a little color or sparkle to the edge. While you have the hot glue gun out, glue the pom poms to the thumbtacks.

Step Three: Add the mail holder to the bulletin board. This is optional but I wanted to add something that could hold oversized cards or just in case I got too many to fit the board so I couldn’t see them all. But this is not necessary, just an option. I attached my mail holder by simply poking a few holes in the bulletin board and using wire to hold it in place.

Once complete, I hung the board with Command strips so there’s no damage to my wall or the board, making it easy to reuse for years to come. How do you store/display holiday cards? xo. Emma

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.
  • Okey, that’s soooo cute! I need to do it next year!


  • This is absolutely adorable ♥ I love how simple it looks and how cute it turned out!

  • This is so cute and simple to make! I love it!


  • Ooh, such a cute corkboard! I love it!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • This is so cute! I might just have to make this next year!

    K A T E L A T E L Y //

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