Sunday, December 11, 2011

Dare to ... Deck the Halls!

It's another week of Kim's Dare to DIY party, and this week it's about making something new for your holiday decor.  In years past I have skimped on this one and just shown what my house looks like all decorated up.

This year I probably won't be showing that because I only half-heatedly decorated.  Oh well.  It will be there next year :)

However, I did craft something, mostly out of need.  I have yet to find a good solution to displaying Christmas cards.  I love the cards we get in the mail, but never found a good spot (besides using them after the season for this little card tree!).  So this year I made a $0 card displayer thingy.  Not my finest work... but it will do (that's the theme this season....)

I took an old piece of molding from our garage and gave it some holes.

Then I stuck down some sticker letters I had on hand.  Not my favorite font, but it worked in a pinch.

Next I painted it with the only Christmasy paint I had (notice a trend?).  It's a shiny gold... not ideal.... but I had it and didn't have to put on real (non-stretchy) pants to go out to Hobby Lobby to get a different color.

After a few coats had dried, I just peeled up the stickers.  I Mod Podged it so it wouldn't peel up, and tied on a ribbon (leftover from a birthday gift).

I had a pathetic excuse for faux garland in my Christmas box (undoubtedly an impulse discount buy), so I cut this up and glued it to the wood.  I painted (poorly) some leftover clothes pins I had, and voila - card holder thingy.

It's ready to go -- just waiting for more cards!

Go check out the other (undoubtedly better than mine) projects at Newlywoodwards!

Dare to DIY


  1. That's pretty stinkin' good for $0, Claire! Don't sell yourself short! have to put on non-stretchy pants to go to the craft store? Well, dang. I've been breaking that one for years now. ;)

  2. I love the 0$ projects. My kinda of decor. Looks great and I actually like the gold.

  3. That's so cute - I'm impressed.

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  5. This is so cute! I thought the same thing when linking to my Christmas Table(go check out everyone else's, more beautiful than mine, creations) and almost wrote it too. You have no reason to write that though, this is such a cute and useful idea!

  6. I like it! So nice that you get that many cards! We usually only get a few and end up putting them on our fridge :)

  7. That turned out cute Claire! I never know what to do with all the cards; thanks for the inspiration! ;)

  8. I think this is a great solution! I had high hopes of sewing a great card holder this year. Instead, I hung a ribbon on the door frame and taped the cards to it. ;) Oh well, the best laid plans...

    Thanks so much for linking up! You are the best!

  9. Nice work for $0!! I like it!! This is way better than my card holder, which is a ribbon with clothespins. I'm inspired to fancy mine up a little and make it more like yours. Way to go!

  10. Cute idea! I'm still debating what to do with our cards. I'll have to keep this in mind!

  11. I just want some freakin cards! I'm pretty impressed you thought of a use for that garland. I've got a strand or two in my basement that I've got no use for. I guess if anyone sent me cards I could make one of these babies.

    btdub, stretchy pants are mandatory at my craft store. That's what I tell myself anyway. There and Target.

  12. sooo cute! i may not have time this year, but am pinning this to hop to it next year. love it!

  13. That is awesome! And $0!!! I need to make one of these and give them as gifts!

    Thanks for sharing!



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