Wednesday 19 December 2012

Carousel o' Cards

There's nothing more heartwarming than opening your mailbox to find it filled with holiday cards and letters from family and friends. Everyone seems so happy. You never see so many exclamation marks at any other time of the year!!!

Rather than stick your cards in a basket – or worse, the recycling bin – why not make a Carousel o’ Cards to display that paper love in all its glittery glory? I can’t think of a better way to tell the world, “Look at all the people who think I’m worth a stamp!!!”

You just need a large can, some yarn and – what else? – gold spray paint. Oh, and cards. But you’ve got those coming in by the truckload these days.


Take a large can (I used a tomato juice can), cut out the bottom and top lid and then spray paint the crap out of it.

Loop yarn all the way around it.

Et voila! Simply slip your card through a yarn string.

Hopefully, you fill yours up. In my case, I don't show the other side.


  1. On the one hand, that's hysterical. On the other hand, my kids would probably love something like that - but I got out of the card sending/receiving loop years ago. Haha

    1. You need to get back into the loop, if only to have the excuse to make a Carousel o' Cards. It's like a never-ending circle of love.

  2. I'll send you a card next year. I can't bear the thought of all those empty strings round the back x

    1. Thanks, Lya. I'll be a 360 card carousel in no time!