It’s not too late to get crafty for the holidays!

Making this card wreath is easy! To create one like this, all you need is: a quilting hoop (this one is 18″ across), wooden clothespins, decorative ribbon, and hot glue.

I saw this cute idea on Martha Stewart’s website some time ago and wanted to create one of my own, so I went out to my local craft store and got busy!

Start by gluing the clothespins on in an alternate order so some cards can be displayed in the middle and some on the outside of the wreath. Next, cut the ribbon to your desired length and tie a bow to hang the wreath from.

It’s quick and easy; and it’s a great way to display your holiday cards!

Design and lifestyle books are fun to page through for inspiration on a rainy day… here are some of our favorites that would be fun to give (or get) this holiday season. Get out your pens and be ready to mark these on your wish list!

(from top left to bottom right)

  1. Lotta Jansdotter: Handmade Living; A fresh take to Scandanavian Style (love!)
  2. Tricia Guild: Pattern Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan: Apartment Therapy Presents… (inspiring photos of real homes)
  3. Sophie Uliano: Gorgeously Green (good tips for everything from yoga to grocery shopping)
  4. Rebecca Yaker & Patricia Hoskins: One Yard Wonders (cute how-tos)
  5. Erin Bried: How to Sew a Button; and Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew
  6. Todd Selby: The Selby (photos of real homes all over the world)
  7. Mark Montano: The Big-Ass Book of Crafts (great ideas!)
  8. Paolo Saltari: A Matter of Syle; How 10 Famous Women Changed Fashion