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fadingfast Thu 02-Dec-10 22:57:25

I am desperate to find a practical/attractive solution to displaying Xmas cards. Perhaps some sort of string with pegs, but with a decent capacity to hold lots of cards - the sets I've seen don't seem to hold very many and are quite expensive. Any other creative suggestions please?

nonanny Fri 03-Dec-10 08:54:36

We always staple on to ribbon and hang them down in rows. I just book a new roll of lovely tartan ribbon from in Birmingham. Its hair ribbon but you can use it for Xmas cards. If you don't like to staple though you may have a problem with this method. You can just staple the back bit but then the card can flap open. Again you might like that if you want to reread the mesages but just to get the pics as decoration it works to staple through both top and bottom of the card. Its not difficult to get them off later and you can even buy staple removing tools.

kreecherlivesupstairs Fri 03-Dec-10 08:56:52

I leave them in piles all over the living room. DH a teacher and DD at school so many cards.
I am a misery guts it should be said smile

girlywhirly Fri 03-Dec-10 09:20:33

We use sticky tack to affix our cards to a door. If you wanted to hang from ribbon, what about paper clips if you can't get tiny pegs? Cards with the fold at the top can be hung over a horizontal ribbon without a clip.

taffetazatyousantaclaus Fri 03-Dec-10 10:58:27

DH puts a few inconspicuous nail up and then I make silver matt raffia strings and attach the cards using poncetastic wee little green felt Christmas tree pegs I got from Paperchase a few years ago.

These are similar

healthyElfy Fri 03-Dec-10 16:44:50

Lakeland has sticky ribbon that worked well one year for us, but now we just bung them up in the kitchen <lazy>.

ChippyMinton Fri 03-Dec-10 17:40:51

I put up an edited selection on the dresser shelves, poke a few in between the books on the shelves and chuck the rest in a big glittery bowl.

TheHouseofMirth Fri 03-Dec-10 18:14:29

Paperchase still have the aformentioned pegs. I almost bought some today but wasn't sure if they were man enough for the job.

Taffeta do they mange to grip the rafia adn cards OK?

taffetazatyousantaclaus Fri 03-Dec-10 18:18:36

houseofmirth - yes, fine. and I am very clumsy. although it would depend I expect on the gsm of your card. we have cheap friends.... grin

chippy - details of your big glittery bowl please. <intrigued>

and do you only stick the naff cards in there you don't want displayed? shock

tassisssss Fri 03-Dec-10 20:37:54

Same as nonanny.

Buy nice ribbon, it might not be cheap but you will have it for years and years. Hang down walls and staple/blu tac cards to it.

OhCobblers Fri 03-Dec-10 20:56:44

i bought the pegs in a poundshop last week.
have yet to open the package but they look like they'll do the job!

NotFromConcentrate Fri 03-Dec-10 21:19:58

Morrison's had the pegs in silver or gold tonight for £1.99. I saw them and remembered this thread grin

fadingfast Fri 03-Dec-10 21:20:40

I like the ribbon and stapling idea, thanks. I also found these: tmas/C/christmas-christmas-preparation/C/christmas -preparation-christmas-decorations/product/42434_4 2435/pgs/72

I think I have an irrational need for mini pegs! grin

panettoinydog Fri 03-Dec-10 21:23:22

ikea normally sell good peg strings

fadingfast Fri 03-Dec-10 21:47:28

If only our nearest Ikea wasn't about a billion miles from here....

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