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Kate Spade Inspired Christmas: A Live Colorfully Tree Card Holder www.wifemomhouseohmy.comI saw this amazingly simple card holder last year on. Sadly, I don’t remember where but it did make an impression on me. And when I decided I wanted to do a Kate Spade inspired Christmas, specifically her Live Colorfully line, I knew exactly what I want to do using it as the base design for a Kate Spade Inspired Live Colorfully Tree Card Holder!

One of the best features of this particular project was the cost! The plywood was a scrap piece and cost a whooping $0.25 and the gold clothespins I used to attached the cards cost less than $3.00. We are not talking a high ticket item. Plus, its a super simple DIY too.


plywood to size you want

craft paints or paint pens – white and various colors

paint brushes and palette


hot glue

packing tape

mini clothespins

photo frame hook kit

Putting It All Together:

1. Now I have a very helpful husband and one big busy weekend, and my very helpful husband did all the measuring, cutting and making the perfect card tree base for me.

2. Once I had my base all set, it was a simple matter of pulling out the Martha Stewart paint and painting it completely white.

3. Next, I took out my hand circle template and randomly traced circles – a few at the top and building up the amount closer to the bottom.

Tree Card Holder 1 www.wifemomhouseohmy.com

Tree Card Holder 2 www.wifemomhouseohmy.com

4. Pull out the Martha Stewart paint again, and paint in the circles. It took about three coats to make sure it had really good coverage. Since it was a Kate Spade Live Colorfully inspired tree, more colors the better.

Tree Card Holder 3 www.wifemomhouseohmy.com

5. Once dry, I added the ribbons to the board. I wanted them at an angle. It was a simple matter of measure and leaving an inch and a half longer on each side.

Tree Card Holder 4 www.wifemomhouseohmy.com

6. I used hot glue to attach the ribbons to the back, followed by some packing tape – to make sure it had extra coverage. Tip: Put a small piece of scotch tape on the ribbon, then add the hot glue. The tape acts as an extra surface for the glue to adhere to.

Tree Card Holder 5 www.wifemomhouseohmy.com

7. Next, I attached the photo frame hook – the thingy that allows me to hang it on the wall.

Tree Card Holder 7 www.wifemomhouseohmy.com

8. Last, was the clothespins. I loved the gold ones I found at JoAnn Craft Store. They were the perfect size and the perfect price. And they are pretty sturdy.

Tree Card Holder 8 www.wifemomhouseohmy.com

Tree Card Holder 6 www.wifemomhouseohmy.com

Hung it up and I was done!

Until next post!

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