How to Make a Christmas Card Holder

How to Make a Christmas Card Holder


It’s that time of year again so Dene’s tool
tip challenge for today is building a Christmas card tree. What do you think. Ahh, great little rocket ship that, made of
wood. Christmas card tree. Now because it is fairly
simple you only have 30 minutes to do this one. So this is what you need. 30 minutes, Ok. The usual, power drill, cordless drill with
screw driver, nice long straight edge, some MDF 3mm thick, another bit of MDF for the
base, something a little heavier, a bit of waste wood about 120mm long for your blocks
to hold it together, a hack saw and of course the mitre saw. Ok, the mitre saw. The Christmas card tree holder that Dene and
I are making is one of the simplest and probably the most practical for all of our tool tips. We start by measuring and dividing the 300mm
wide MDF sheet into 3 triangles. 2 small, and 1 larger. Using a sharp trimming knife we score along
the cuts and for safety, we turn the sheet around to cut the last edge. We then sand the edges to smooth off. We set the 3 triangles together to make a
large arrow head shape. And using the set square, we mark the slots
that hold the Christmas cards. So using the set square is the way to do it.
It sets up the pattern for the cuts. I’ll do a little shorty there for a small
card. So they need to be cut. Now I suppose we using the junior hack saw
because we want a nice narrow cut so the cards will grip. Yeah exactly. Using a small hack saw, we make the cuts. About that deep? Yeah that’s good. When you get to the top, be very careful,
the MDF breaks quite easily. We then mark a small triangle in the top and
the bottom of each piece that will later help secure them together. We use this small square of 16mm MDF for the
base. Then using our mitre saw, we cut 4 small pieces
of waste wood for our Christmas tree stand. We then pre-drill the blocks and using some
spacers and an elastic band to hold them steady, we screw into place. Very good, OP, there we go. Now this one? Yes. Remove the spacers and place the triangles
in the stand. It looks fairly simple. It’s not hard. And I think, aw yeah, one side on each side. One side on the side and the other side on
the side. And that’s it. That holds that bit and then you tie a bit
of ribbon around the bottom. If you like you can paint the Christmas tree
card holder any colour you like. Preferably green or red. Look at that. It’s done. A Christmas tree. It is indeed. And all within 8 minutes or something. Nah maybe.. Bit longer. Within the half hour. But he did well.

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