Project Guide

How to Make a Christmas Tree Card Holder

1
CUT AND PREP
Cut and prep - Make Christmas Tree Card Holder
  • Measure and cut the 1’ x 3” x 8’ into the following lengths: 
  • Branch one: 12 inches 
  • Branch two: 18 inches 
  • Branch three: 24 inches 
  • Branch four: 30 inches 
  • Branch five: 36 inches 
  • Cut the 2” x 2” x 8’ down to 60 inches to make the tree trunk.
2
PAINT
Paint - Make Christmas Tree Card Holder
  • Paint or stain all of the clothespins and pieces of wood. 
  • Allow to fully dry.
3
SPACE OUT THE BRANCHES
Space out branches - Make Christmas Tree Card Holder
  • Drill a hole into the center of each of the five branches. 
  • Lay the five branches across the 60-inch trunk, starting 4 inches from the top and spacing each branch 6 inches apart.
4
ASSEMBLE ALL PIECES
Assemble all pieces - Make Christmas Tree Card Holder

Screw the branches into the center trunk using the small wood screws.

5
ADD CLOTHESPINS
Add clothespins - Make Christmas Tree Card Holder
  • Start the first clothespin 1 inch from the edge of a branch. 
  • Evenly space the remaining clips every 4 inches. 
  • Use a small bead of hot glue to attach each clothespin to its branch.
6
PREPARE FOR DISPLAY
Prepare display - Make Christmas Tree Card Holder

Choose how you’d like to display your Christmas card holder. If you choose to stand it up: 

  • Screw the base of the tree to the side of the inner wall of your crate. 
  • Place something heavy in the bottom of the crate as an anchor. 


To hang the tree on the wall: 

  • Screw the 20-pound steel D-ring hangers into the back of your tree. 
  • Nail the two 20-pound steel brass-plated conventional picture hooks on the wall. 
  • Fit the hangers into the hooks to display.