Let the Christmas posts begin! Too soon? Nah. Every year, it seems I’m the last one to get family pictures taken. The last one to order Christmas cards. And let’s be honest, the first one scrambling to hand them out to family and friends (because it’s too late to mail them out). I can never seem to get ahead, but this year was going to be different!

I put a lot of effort into planning ahead! We got our family pictures taken during Thanksgiving and I ordered my Christmas cards as soon as our family pictures arrived. Which means, I had time to put some thought into a fun and creative way to hand them out to family and close friends this year, rather than just the norm. I decided to create a fun Scandinavian style Christmas card holder. 

Scandinavian Style Christmas Card Holder | Hello Lidy

Materials

Pine Wood

Table Saw (or Circular Saw – which you can rent!)

Sand Paper

Damp Cloth

Painters tape

Paint

Paint brush

Hot glue gun

Photo metal clips (I found mine at Michael’s)

Scandinavian Style Christmas Card Holder | Hello Lidy

Directions

Trace your house shape onto the piece of pine. 

Scandinavian Style Christmas Card Holder | Hello Lidy

Using your table saw (or circular saw), carefully cut out the shape. 

Scandinavian Style Christmas Card Holder | Hello Lidy

Sand the edges and wipe the excess dust using a damp cloth. 

Scandinavian Style Christmas Card Holder | Hello Lidy

Tape off sections of your house-shape to create a fun design. 

Scandinavian Style Christmas Card Holder | Hello Lidy

Paint your house and allow to dry completely in between coats. 

Scandinavian Style Christmas Card Holder | Hello Lidy

Carefully remove tape. 

Scandinavian Style Christmas Card Holder | Hello Lidy

Using a hot glue gun, attach the metal clip to the center of your house.

Scandinavian Style Christmas Card Holder | Hello Lidy 

Press your clip firmly into the glue until it is completely secured.

Scandinavian Style Christmas Card Holder | Hello Lidy

Clip your Christmas card onto the house and enjoy! 

Scandinavian Style Christmas Card Holder | Hello Lidy

These little houses can certainly stay out all year! You can use them to hang other family pictures or even a simple grocery list. I know we will be keeping ours out permanently. It’s simple, modern and certainly a unique way to hand out your Christmas cards this year. We made a few extra wood houses to create a little village, which I think will look cute displayed in our home over the holidays. What do you think? 

Scandinavian Style Christmas Card Holder | Hello Lidy

Scandinavian Style Christmas Card Holder | Hello Lidy

Scandinavian Style Christmas Card Holder | Hello Lidy

Scandinavian Style Christmas Card Holder | Hello Lidy

Scandinavian Style Christmas Card Holder | Hello Lidy

This project was inspired by a combination of our Scandinavian Christmas Village and DIY Painted Plywood Houses

XOXO, Lidy

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