Today, I am going to share my DIY ornament card chandelier with you.
A childhood Christmas story:
When I was young, my mom would take us to the Hallmark store in town. We perused around the store during the holidays seeking out that special little memento. We also spent some time selecting our favorite Hallmark cards to send to family and friends. I can remember my sister and I hiding in the back corner of the store looking at all of them while mom shopped. We would chat with the cashier and she would give us a piece of candy when we were leaving.
Isn’t it amazing the things we remember? The events that stick in our brains, right?
Those little shopping trips meant something. Family time and finding ways to share the holiday spirit with those we cared about with a holiday card or two. So, this year I thought I would take the girls. The girls had fun selecting just the right cards to give to those they cared about and I loved that there was a coupon for them as well!
Our home is officially all decked out for the holidays and our home office is no exception! This room becomes gift wrapping headquarters with gift wrap, ribbon, tags ,and other wrapping supplies scattered about. I really wanted a holiday focal point in the office. So, why not create a DIY ornament card chandelier!?
I dressed up the chandelier for the holidays with some garland, and mercury glass ornaments-which are my favorite by the way! I also selected a few special Hallmark cards that I will be sharing with family and friends.
It is such a simple and elegant way to display photos, cards, ornaments…you name it. The DIY ornament card chandelier is almost like a 3D hanging version of a gallery wall. The chandelier is versatile and can be changed out each season.
Supplies needed for the DIY ornament card chandelier:
- Discarded chandelier- check Craigslist or the curbside
- Hallmark cards
- Hallmark Magic Snowballs
- Ribbon/Bakers Twine
- Mini Clothespins
Instructions for creating your ornament card chandelier:
- Start by hanging your chandelier with a ceiling hook in the center of the room
- Add garland/greenery to the perimeter of the chandelier
- Attach ribbon to your ornaments and hang
- Attach ribbon to chandelier and clip Hallmark cards to ribbon
- Attach Bakers Twine to clothespins to hang Hallmark Magic Snowballs
TIP: To transform the Hallmark Magic Snowballs into ornaments I cut wide grosgrain ribbon the length of the Hallmark tag and hot glued the ribbon to form a decorative loop for hanging. Once the holiday season is over, the kids can play with the snowballs throughout the season when the outdoors is too cold. Nothing like an indoor snowball fight!!
I love how this DIY turned out. Don’t you?
I’d love to hear about your favorite family traditions in the comments below!
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