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!