Let’s face it, more often than not the mailbox isn’t filled with fun stuff. It’s usually junk mail, bills, newspapers, and magazines. It seems like these days the hand written letter is a very rare thing, with the exception of the holidays. I love going to the mailbox this time of year and finding Christmas cards from family and friends near and far. The one problem I have had in the past is what to do with all those beautiful cards once they start coming in. This year I decided I needed to make a Christmas Card holder craft. I looked and looked for an idea that was unique or would be different and fun but nothing caught my eye. That’s when I decided to upcycle an old snowshoe that was my father-in-law’s. This Snowshoe Christmas Card Holder is the perfect addition to my winter decor and it will hold all the Christmas cards that come!
Easy Snowshoe Christmas Card Holder Craft
- Old Wooden Snowshoe
- Wooden Clothespins
- Burlap Ribbon – or other ribbon to fit your decor
- Ornament or other embelishment
- Hot Glue and Glue Gun
- Holiday Cards
How To Make Snowshoe Christmas Card Holder Craft:
This craft really couldn’t be more simple! The weave of the snowshoe is perfect for attaching the cards to. The clothespins will easily clip the Christmas cards to the snowshoe. Depending on the size of your shoe, there should be plenty of room for lots and lots of cards! You can also pin cards down the leather strap. If necessary, you can cut a length of ribbon and tie it to the snowshoe to attach additional cards.
Use the hot glue gun and glue to attach your ribbon and ornaments or other embellishments to decorate the snowshoe.
Hang the snowshoe on your wall or lean it against your wall to display the beautiful Christmas cards your receive from family and friends near and far. The Snowshoe Christmas Card Holder is pretty for all winter and not something you’ll feel needs to be taken down with the rest of your Christmas decorations.
Snowshoes can often be found at thrift stores, antique shops, online or at tag sales if you don’t have one on hand of your own.