Ask Design Mom Week — Holiday Card Display

November 3, 2009

Question:
I have been looking online everywhere. Do you know the metal alligator clip stands with multiple clips that form a tree like shape when cards are hung on it? I remember seeing them in a catalog from last season but was too late to purchase and am hoping to get a jump on it this year. Thanks for any shopping help! — Amy



Answer:
Dear Readers, do you know exactly what Amy is looking for? Do you know a source? Please share. In the meantime, Amy, take a look at this aluminum multi-clip hanger from Muji. They offer 3 different versions and they’re made to hang accessories in your closet. But wouldn’t they work well for holiday cards?

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1 Petit Elefant November 3, 2009 at 4:34 pm

IKEA has something similar, as does the Museum of Modern Art online catalog.

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2 molly ruth November 3, 2009 at 4:36 pm

hi amy,
this one isn't shaped like a tree, but you can hang cards from it and it looks sculptural. i found mine at sycamore hollow's online store for $15: http://sycamorehollowonline.homestead.com/OnlineStore.html

hope this helps!
-molly

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3 Angie November 3, 2009 at 4:46 pm
4 Mattie November 3, 2009 at 4:52 pm

The FotoFalls tree from The Container Store? I see they only have the small desktop one listed on the web http://www.containerstore.com/shop/collections/display/frames?productId=10017514

but maybe customer service would let you know if they are going to carry the card tree this year. (I LOVE mine!)

Here's a different one directly from Umbra's website.
http://www.umbra.com/ustore/product/306990/c410/fotofalls.html

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5 Sarah November 3, 2009 at 8:16 pm

This isn't what you are looking for – but it is from ikea and cheap!
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80124638
I think they have other colors – my cousin has white.

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6 Angella November 3, 2009 at 11:04 pm

I have the IKEA squid (in blue) & never thought to use him for cards! He's entirely ineffectual for what I thought his purpose was – to hang delicates – as I've no place to hang that will accommodate drips. Tx for the idea!

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7 Mom in Mendon November 3, 2009 at 11:58 pm

IKEA.

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8 elizabeth November 4, 2009 at 10:46 am

Here is a DIY that I am making this year from an idea at Lowe's…..just scroll down until you find it. It is a tomato cage turned upside down and I think will be darling.

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9 elizabeth November 4, 2009 at 10:48 am
10 Prettylittlemess November 4, 2009 at 1:30 pm
11 Jennifer + Barry November 5, 2009 at 9:42 am

Umbra makes one – we just used it (once) for our wedding. It stands about 5' tall and has about 40 alligator clips. Email me for a photo. If Amy wants it, I can ship it to her – think it cost me about $50 + shipping.

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12 sarah November 5, 2009 at 3:29 pm

I just created a magnetic bulletin board with holiday card displays in mind…but you could use the board all year. The first one I posted is covered in burlap, but painted ones are in the works too. They're really cute…not sure my poor photography skills do them justice! They're at http://www.oMyGoodness.etsy.com.

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13 Nessa November 5, 2009 at 3:34 pm

Here is one I have…

http://www.uncommongoods.com/item/item.jsp?itemId=16061

It is a desk version.

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14 Nessa November 5, 2009 at 3:40 pm
15 Erica November 9, 2009 at 9:45 pm
16 Sylvia January 25, 2010 at 9:10 pm

I found mine at Ikea, but we also had a wood one that hung from picture frames. Target carries it. Good luck for next year!
-Sylvia
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