I love the idea of making wall-art from your Christmas cards. Since all of mine were sitting in a stack not being admired, I decided to try my hand at displaying them. I saw this picture from Pottery Barn a while back and liked it.
I started with some old unwanted art of my husband's. The frame was ugly and the picture inside didn't lay flat. (I can not do one thing without Annalise hovering over me- she is quite the busybody. Hence, she is in my picture, in pajamas, one church shoe, and blowing a snot bubble.)
Soon enough, it looked great though!
All I did was remove the glass and spray paint it (don't tell my husband- I may or may not be having an affair with Rustoleum's 'Heirloom White')
and hot-glued dollar-store twine across the back of it. I swiped some dollar-store poinsettias and a little dollar-store bird off my Christmas tree and attached them with pop-dots to the frame to make it look Christmas-y.
As I was looking for my box of clothes-pins to spray paint silver and hang the pictures with, I ran across my box of silver clips I use to make Annalise's hair bows. Even better! So I used those instead. This project cost me a grand total of NOTHING! I had it all around the house. :)
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Very clever! I absolutely love it!ReplyDelete
I have an old wood frame that I know what to do with tomorrow!!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful idea! I have loads of cards stashed away because I couldn't bear to throw them out but had no idea what to do with them - now I do - thank you!ReplyDelete
Jessica, fantastic! I think I will need to go thrifting to find a frame...but on my list for the new year!ReplyDelete
Very cute idea!! I love it!ReplyDelete
Clever! I like it!ReplyDelete
What a cute idea and great alternative to an expensive purchase!ReplyDelete
Totally Cute! I love things like this.. I recently posted a few homemade gift ideas and some printable Christmas Gift Wrapping Tags over at Delightful Order. Come over & check them out.ReplyDelete
Awesome! Love PB but too expensive! I did something similar with my jewelry! Happy Holidays!ReplyDelete
Love it! Could I also get the christmas subway art email? Thanks! firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
I love your blog!! I found it via I Share Printables (thanks for the J O Y pics, btw!)ReplyDelete
This frame thingy is great!! I love it for the use of hanging Christmas cards! God bless!
Ohmygoodness, she is lovely, snot bubble and all--you made me giggle out loud!ReplyDelete
Lovely project. You inspire me daily. Thank you!
Super cute, as usual! Thanks for inspiring me and sharing ideas.ReplyDelete
awesome! even awesomer (that's a word!) that you made it out of things you had laying around!ReplyDelete
Very cool idea, and it would be a great way to display photos year round.ReplyDelete
I love your blog! I can't wait to see what you do for Valentine's Day. There are so many wonderful ideas here. The printables you share are just awesome. I have been telling everyone I know about this site.ReplyDelete
I just found your blog and have really enjoyed reading and looking at your great ideas! If you can (no rush), please send me the Christmas subway art.
Thanks for all the sharing that you do!
Patti in Dallas, Texas
What a cool idea, I will have to steal this for next year...ReplyDelete
Once again...love the idea!ReplyDelete
Fabulous! I love the hair clips! Perfect!ReplyDelete
Thank you for linking up to Making It With Allie this week! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
Really cute! Much better then just putting them on the fridge! I have an Annalise too but I spell it Analise.ReplyDelete
Very creative!! Looks fantastic....I will have to try this. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I need to try this next year! Love it. :)ReplyDelete
ohoh love this! this would be great to leave up all year..to display father/mothers/bday/vday cards....ReplyDelete
maybe you could send me that print that you took out!! :)ReplyDelete