Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Holiday Card Display

We receive countless holiday cards and I have trouble trying to display each of them with out looking like I have a mess of cards piled in our home.  Tonight I came up with a great solution.  I made a pretty display frame where I can hang our favorite cards this holiday season.
Yes, all the cards are my own family cards because we haven't received any from friends yet!
I started with a big frame I had in my closet.  The glass had broken years ago and I saved the frame thinking I would replace the glass someday.  This was a perfect frame for my holiday card display!
I spray paint on plastic outside and use glass beads to hold the plastic down when it's windy.
I used a couple coats of Krylon's Cherry Red spray paint to give the frame a festive look.  Then I added Krylon's Cherry Bomb Glitter Blast and finished it with Krylon's Glitter Blast clear sealer.  I LOVE the Glitter Blast paint!
Picture taken after first coat of Cherry Red paint.
I used one yard of pretty fabric to cover the frame backing.  I simply folded it over the cardboard backing.
Next I used wire trim to make the sections where the cards attach.

Just like before with the fabric, I simply wrapped the wire around the edges of the cardboard backing.
The back of the frame looked pretty sloppy when I inserted the covered cardboard.
I made sure the fabric and wire was pulled tightly before clipping the frame closed.  Instead of trimming the fabric I folded the edges and used the frame clips to hold each side down.
I found the perfect spot in my home to hang the holder.
Then I added some cards. 
Now I'm just waiting for actual cards from friends so I don't have to display my own!

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4 comments:

Jamie said...

OMG!! That looks amazing! Love the black and white fabric with the red. I love your blog. I'm your newest follower.
Would love to see you DIY Home Sweet home.
Jamie
http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

P.S. I have a linky every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and link up.

The Parke Family said...

I LOVE this idea!!! So cool! I am totally going to have to try to make one! The boys will love it too! Thank you!!!

Craft Couture by T.C. said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing. :)

I found you through a link party @ Mommy by day Crafter by night.

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things said...

What a fabulous idea! I'm a new follower and have been having so much fun looking through your blog. You are such great ideas!