Now that I got that out of the way, I wanted to show you my fancy Christmas card hanger-upper thingy. ha ha. I don't know what to call it. I didn't really make a tutorial for this, and it is in no way an original idea. I've seen a few variations before and I wanted to try it out for myself. Every year I get a ton of Christmas cards with photos, and I didn't have a great spot to display them. Here's what I did: I found a frame for $5 at a thrift store. I spray painted it white, screwed in eye-hooks down the sides, zig-zagged twine all the way down, embellished it with fabric flowers and glittery letters, and ta-daa!!! That's it!! Here she is!!!
I fancied up some small clips so I can clip the cards up as I get them in the mail. All I did was brush on some Elmer's glue, and sprinkled glitter on. Simple. I watched a video tutorial on
Miss Mustard Seed's blog about making glittery letters. It was just as easy as she said it would be. A bit messy, but easy.
These are the letters I used. I got them in the craft section at Target for a dollar. They were already a bit glittery, but I wanted them to be turquoise (yes I know, MORE turquoise).
I don't have any cards to display yet, but you get the gist. Pretty, huh!? I made it so I can take the "Be Merry" off easily so it doesn't have to only be used for Christmas. It could hold recipes, photos, b-day cards, etc. My mom said she really liked it but it was a bit "beige" for her taste. What can I say, I'm in a "beige" phase. Ha ha!
It was my first attempt at making fabric flowers. I think they came out pretty good. All I did was cut a circle out of cardboard and cut fabric into strips. Then I just glued the fabric down on the circle in a circular pattern until I reached the middle.