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Christmas cards arranged in the shape of a tree on a wall

Overview

Personal touches make for great decorations, especially at Christmas time. If you’re big on sentiment, you’ll love this unique craft project. Create a festive memory wall by hanging your Christmas card collection in the shape of a tree.

Decorating tip: A painted feature wall in a deep hue creates the perfect backdrop to make paper adornments pop. The panelled wall is painted in Colorbond Monument.

Steps

1Cut magnetic strip

Cut the magnetic strip into desired lengths. We used 20cm, 40cm, 1m and 2m.

2Apply adhesive

Leaving the backing paper on the magnetic strip, apply small balls of reusable adhesive along the back of the strips, attaching them to the wall in a triangular pattern.

3Attach Christmas cards

Use magnets to attach the Christmas cards to the magnetic strips.

Green Bunnings hammer
Safety tip: Make sure the magnets are out of reach of small children.

4More Christmas crafts

Try our mini balsa wood tree project for a charming addition to your Christmas décor.

Photo credit: James Moffatt

 

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.