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Friday, November 15, 2013

Christmas Card Shutter Display



Christmas is my favorite time of year. I could honestly listen to Christmas music from about September to January. And once Halloween is over, I am begging the hubby to let me decorate for Christmas. There is something about this time of year that just leaves me feeling so happy and so blessed.


And one of my favorite things about the holidays is sending and receiving Christmas cards. Though I always struggled with how to display them...until now.

The first year after we got married the cards were throw in a basket. The second year I tried hanging them over some twine on the wall and that didn't work so well.  

The next two years I tried taping them up all over a wall with painter's tape Becky Higgins' style.  They just kept falling down...and then my toddler kept playing with them.


See?  Plus it doesn't look very full so it was kinda awkward on the wall. 

So last year I decided to DIY a solution to my Christmas Card display woes.  And I came up with this: 


This holds the cards wonderfully and it also allows me to keep them up all year long, which was one of my main goals.


I love it because I can also put up other cards, birth announcements and special photos from all year long. The cards fit in there well great, though once in a while if the card is too thin or slick I have to use a piece of tape to keep it up.

All I used for this project was a set of white shutters, some red spray paint and four picture hangers.  


This is what the back looks like - I didn't bother painting it since it wouldn't show, plus wasn't sure if the red would mark up the wall at the edges. 



The hubs added the photo hangers and hung it on the wall for me.


A few months ago I added the vinyl to the top and I think it just completes the whole area. I love to look at these photos and think about all the blessings in my life.

I actually have a second set of shutters that came with these two when I bought them. Pinterest has so many great ideas, I just can't decide how to use them! 


I'll be so sad to take down these cards as new ones come in, but it will be fun to see how each family has changed! :)

12 comments:

  1. Well done! The quote really does tie the whole space together. Great project

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  2. Ah thanks! I thought it turned out nicely!

    Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  3. I love this idea soooo much! I need to find shutters now!! Pinning!

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    1. Thanks! It was super easy to do - and I love that it can be used all year long!

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  4. So cute! I need to get my hands on some shutters. Did you buy yours new?

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    1. Bought them secondhand from someone, but they were brand-new, still in box.

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  5. So Cute! I would love for you to shop by and add it to this weeks Check Me Out Saturday Craft Link Party on my blog: http://iamonly1woman.blogspot.com/2013/11/check-me-out-saturday-craft-link-party_15.html

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    1. Thanks Bobbie! Just added it to your link party! :)

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  6. I may try something like that this year. love not having to prop them on a table top or something, you know?

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    1. Exactly! I tried hanging them up on a string and that didn't work either! Hope you can make this work for you too! :)

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  7. stopping by from Sugar Bee, great postings!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Georgie! That was my very first guest post - it was a lot of fun to put together! :)

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