Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas Card Display

My favorite thing about the Christmas season is getting Christmas cards in the mail!  I LOVE it!!!  I seriously race to the mailbox every day during the month of December just dying to see the cuteness that awaits me. 

Last year I hung ribbon from my kitchen cabinets and attached the cards to the ribbon with clothespins.  I loved that idea, but I just wanted something a little different this year.  So I headed to the garage to see what we had available for me to use to whip something up. 

I found these…

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SCORE!!!!  LOVE.THEM.  I knew a couple of these shutters would be perfect for what I had in mind. So I took out my favorite spray paint…Rustoleum Colonial Red in satin finish…and got to work.

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Here’s what I did with them when they were all painted and ready to go…

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Do you love it?  I do!!!!!

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This is definitely something I’ll use again next year!!!

17 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I am a mailbox runner myself during Christmas (well, every day really!). I love this idea - so crafty.

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  2. these turned out WAY cute, chick! genius idea! :)

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  3. i have two old shutters in our house. how did you get the cards to stay put? mine fall through the holes. did you use tape or anything?

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  4. my favorite idea yet~ :) LOVE IT!!!!!!

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  5. Awesome idea...I would use them during the year with family pics...Merry Christmas!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  6. ok. SERIOUSLY. I thought I was creative, and now I'm pretty sure I'm not when there are people like you in the world.

    I stumbled across your blog today and am loving it!

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  7. Number One: Why haven't I visited before now? Number Two: I loved this when I saw it and I am going to definitely make some! Number Three: I can't beleive I waited to visit....:) Super cute Cara!

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  8. After researching this I have a few questions but noticed you haven't answered ?'s so hoping you see this.

    Are those regular shutters? They look small. Also, after researching the price of wooden shutters ($200+) I'm curious if you found a place that had them cheap or your hubby was mad to find two missing lol

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  9. @Jennifer...I'm pretty sure these aren't regularly sized shutters. I found this WHOLE lot of shutters on Craigslist for $25!!! Such a steal! I priced the shutters at the stores before I found these and almost died....they were so expensive! Check Craigslist...you might luck out!!

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  10. LOVE these too! I'm going to hit the Habitat Restore and get some shutters on my way home!

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  11. Just picked up some shutters at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore today!! Did you put something on the back to keep them from falling through??

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  12. I love this idea and I bought be some shutters the other day. Did you have to put anything on the back so the cards wouldn't slide through! I can't wait to paint mine. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  13. I had the same question about the back and the card falling through. I think if you glue paper or fabric on the back, nice an snug, it should work great. :)

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  14. what did you do to keep the cards from falling?

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  15. Hint! If you're having troubles with your photos/cards slipping out of the shutters...line the back of the shutters with fabric batting! It's just kinda sticky enough for the cards/photos to kinda stick in place!

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  16. I'm featuring this on my blog today. believingboldly.com

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