so, inspired by this holiday card display a, I came up with my own version that I am hoping to keep up year-round for invitations and announcements, when it’s not being used for Christmas cards, of course.


what you need:


  • wooden open-backed frame (I got mine at hobby lobby)
  • large wooden letter (I got one almost as big as my frame) (I also got this at hobby lobby)
  • chicken wire, wide enough to fill your frame (I got mine at tractor supply)
  • staple gun



what you do:

  1. unroll and cut the chicken wire to fill the back of your frame.
  2. Frame-Chicken-Wirestaple the chicken wire to the back of the frame.
  3. place your wooden letter underneath the chicken wire and line it up where you want it placed, make sure it’s straight.
  4. staple the back of the letter through the chicken wire to attach the letter to the chicken wire.  staple the heck out of it, remember, staples are cheap.
  5. flip your frame over and ensure that the letter is securely attached.
  6. hang your frame.

all that’s left is to hang your goodies on your new frame.  I attached my Christmas cards to my frame using clothespins, but you can use whatever works best for you.


now, what to do with all this chicken wire that I have left?