How to Build a Holiday Card Display

Create a DIY display for your favorite holiday cards

Under 2 hours

Build a creative way to display your favorite Christmas cards and other seasonal mementos.

What You Need

TOOLS

MATERIALS

1
Measure and Mark
MEASURE AND MARK

Using the measuring tape, measure and mark cuts on the plywood according to the cut list.

Out of the 2- x 2-foot x 1/2-inch plywood:

• One 18- x 22-inch triangular face
• One 5- x 18-inch triangular stand

Cut diagram
2
CUT
CUT

Use a circular saw to make the straight cuts on the plywood.

Tip: Use a sanding sponge to smooth any rough edges.

3
Stain/paint boards
STAIN/PAINT BOARDS

Stain/paint boards prior to assembly if desired.

4
Arrange nails
ARRANGE NAILS

• Come in 3/8 inches from the edge and arrange the nails with one in each corner, 4 on the left, and 3 on the right (see diagram below). 
• Don’t nail completely down so that there is room for the string.

Diagram
5
Attach stand
ATTACH STAND

• Stand face up and prop up with the stand piece. 
• Use a brad nailer to secure the stand in place by nailing through the center of the face.

6
Attach string
ATTACH STRING

• Starting in the lower left of the display, tie a loop in the string and begin to zig-zag up the tree until you reach the top. 
• Once you reach the top, trace the edge of the triangle and tie off to secure (see diagram below).

Diagram