Deck My Hall

It’s Monday and, for the past 4 weeks, that means it’s Dare to DIY Day. This Monday is no different.

Week 5: Dare to… deck the halls!

Make something new to deck your halls. Did you find something in a catalog that you wish you had? Wreaths, stockings, pillows or advent calendars? Make it! Inspire us all to do the same.

I’m back with another completely FREE project {the upcycled wood display & the table setting were both free!}. All this DIYing doesn’t have to cost you any hard-earned buckaroos {although, the cranberry-orange-pumpkin-walnut cookies & the super towel were pretty inexpensive}. Believe me. Our money is better spent heating our house but I’m not missing out on the fun! Lack of fundage forces me to think about things more creatively; utilize things I have lying around the house. For me, that’s half most of the fun.

So the project at hand… decking the halls. Literally.

Since moving in, our front hall has pretty much looked like this.


A small, out of scale end table as our makeshift landing strip. It’s also completely swamped with mail clutter. But more importantly, the approaching holiday has caused our mail to swell with Christmas cards. {YAY!!} With nowhere to put them, they just got added to the stack.


Rob found this old metal poster holder in the trash and dragged it home. At the time, I had no idea what we were going to do with it. I don’t think he did either. But it was cool looking and we liked it for some{yet-to-be-determined}thing.

Turns out that “some{yet-to-be-determined}thing” is a Christmas card display. Necessity is truly the mother of invention. {And apparently, I like displays.}

Open the frame and hot glue a little ribbon {closed the hot glue is completely hidden!}.


Add 2 plastic storage carts {yay college dorm!} & a LACK shelf and you’ve got yourself a more proportionate landing strip with the perfect spot for cards. {Don’t mind the spackle & overdose of RED RED RED!! It’s how our house came. Kinda intense, right? Yeah… It’s on the TO DO list.}


Grab a few paperclips and you’re good to go! Quick & easy.



Obviously this isn’t a permanent solution {looking a little dorm room chic} but it was free. And it’s completely functional for our purposes ~ place for my keys, bins for trash & recycle so everything gets sorted right by the door}.

And I LOVE my card display. It’s slightly industrial, repurposed, & affordable {well, free.} and that’s totally my style. It’ll be sticking around long after the plastic hits the bricks.


Don’t forget to head over to Kim’s & check out what everyone else came up with!

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8 Responses to Deck My Hall

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  2. I spy our Christmas card.

    Love your ingenuity. And, I love that Rob picked that out of the trash. Our husbands would def. get along. =) I really like the frame, that’s def. a keeper.

    Thank you for sharing, and for being so clever. You are just too cool.

  3. I think this is a really cool idea! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂 I hope you have a Happy Monday! xo, KA

  4. Barbara Jean says:

    Great job!!
    barbara jean

  5. So cool! I love that you made the whole project for free too!

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  7. Tepp says:

    Yeah for cards that talk about farting of course christmas card displays.

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