Pegboard Christmas Tree Card Holder

A big piece of pegboard meets cross stitch by way of yarn. Such a fun way to show off your holiday cards!

So I haven’t gotten any Christmas cards yet and we’re pretty late in the game! But to be fair I can still see the cards that I need to send in the box, untouched from where I’m sitting! Sometimes things get too busy for cards but when you get them, boy, oh, boy is it lovely!

To show off the cards my parents are getting in the mail I stitched up a tree out of pegboard and hung the 2 they had received at the time off! In the end we thought it was a lovely and out of the way sort of display that is mod and great for the season. Plus it will slide behind the china cabinet hanging out until next year’s crop of holiday cards turn up!

A big piece of pegboard meets cross stitch by way of yarn. Such a fun way to show off your holiday cards!

For this project you will need:

  • Free cross stitch pattern
  • 2×4 sheet of peg board (already cut and available at Home Depot)
  • Yarn
  • Tapestry needle
  • Marker

A big piece of pegboard meets cross stitch by way of yarn. Such a fun way to show off your holiday cards!

So here is your template for the design. It’s nothing fancy because I just sort of whipped it up. I decided I wanted tall and spindly as opposed to super full. And with as crazy as the days have been I’m glad… if this sucker was made up of hundreds of stitches it wouldn’t be done yet!

A big piece of pegboard meets cross stitch by way of yarn. Such a fun way to show off your holiday cards!

To get started mark the beginning of your X shapes out on the board. Now I started with a Sharpie marker that matched my yarn pretty dang well and that worked out great until I lost the marker. Hmm.

A big piece of pegboard meets cross stitch by way of yarn. Such a fun way to show off your holiday cards!

And that’s when I realized that I could use an erasable marker. Kaboom! This really is a fab solution if you aren’t great at keeping up with charts. I get easily sidetracked so I’m better at marking a few rows of Xs out on my board and then stitching right to that.
A big piece of pegboard meets cross stitch by way of yarn. Such a fun way to show off your holiday cards!

And as I went I would mark off each row of x shapes as I transferred them to my board.

A big piece of pegboard meets cross stitch by way of yarn. Such a fun way to show off your holiday cards!

I was able to easily clean away the X shapes whenever they got out of hand 🙂

A big piece of pegboard meets cross stitch by way of yarn. Such a fun way to show off your holiday cards!

And my tree grew, and grew, and grew!

A big piece of pegboard meets cross stitch by way of yarn. Such a fun way to show off your holiday cards!

And there it is! I used Vanna yarn and doubled it over rather than buying something thicker and more expensive.

A big piece of pegboard meets cross stitch by way of yarn. Such a fun way to show off your holiday cards!

Since my parents didn’t have any wire ornament hangers I used paper clips to attach the cards to the tree.

A big piece of pegboard meets cross stitch by way of yarn. Such a fun way to show off your holiday cards!

I kind of underestimated the size of the cards in relation to the tree so each card can cover up a lot. I think in the end we might actually wind up hanging some ornaments on the tree and my mom can stack her cards on the mantle as usual. Either way she’s happy with her new holiday piece!