Sunday, December 7, 2014

Ho Ho Ho Card Holder

I had bought some burlap for a project last week and had quite a bit left over.  While scrolling through Pinterest the other day I saw a card holder idea and decided to tweak the idea and make one for myself.

First I cut a piece of burlap approximately 5 ft. by 10".   Then I ironed it so it was nice and flat.


I folded over the top edge and sewed it about 2" down from the top, leaving both sides open....



I dug through my craft box and pulled out a paint stirring stick.  I painted both sides with a light brown acrylic paint....

 

After the paint dried I drilled a hole into each end of the stick, about 1/2" in.  Sorry. no picture of that.


I went out into my craft shed and rummaged around until I found a bag of old clothespins that I bought last summer at an estate sale.  I grabbed some green and red acrylic paint and painted up a bunch of the clothespins.   Yeah, I know that's a lot of stuff piled up on my craft table but I had about 4 projects going on at once.   Does anyone else do that??


I took my stencils and some red paint and wrote ho, ho, ho across the top edge of the burlap...



And finally I threaded a piece of hemp string through the holes of the paint stick so I could hang my card holder from a hook.  I stuck my colored clothespins along the edges and as I receive Christmas cards I can attach them to the burlap with the clothespins.  I love this idea because usually as I receive cards I lay them on a Christmas plate on the shelf, but this way I can actually see, enjoy and display all my cards.


This was a quick project and it will be easy to roll up and store away with my Christmas decorations.  Ho, ho, ho....

18 comments:

  1. Very nice! I always display my cards-- so nice to enjoy them through the season.

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    1. Thats what I thought too. I always save my Christmas cards from the year before and look at them when we put up our tree.

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  2. What a great idea! You are so creative!

    P.S. I missed your posts last week! You must be busy plowing snow.

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    1. Aw, thanks so much Linda. Nope, no snow just yet. I've just had some things going on and blogging had to take a back seat. xo

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  3. What an Awesome Idea Kim!! I might have to try this....I never have figured out a good way to display my cards....now I do!!

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    1. Oh, I could think of some cute ways to do that for the Florida house. :-)

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  4. This is such a great idea, Kim. Love it. xo Laura

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    1. Thanks Laura - I was really happy that it actually worked. xo

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  5. Kim!!! Another great idea!!! I love burlap with letters stenciled on.... (hee hee) Especially when the gift comes from a special person...
    This is really cute!!

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    1. Thanks Moi - another post coming up on that gift. :-)

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  6. This is SO awesome! I'm wondering if I could cobble together something too. I like being able to see my cards but don't have a good way. You are so smart my friend! Holiday hugs, Diane

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    1. Thanks Diane - I know you could easily make something like this. xo

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  7. Great scrapbuste :) Thanks so much for sharing at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week.

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  8. Love this out-of-the-box idea, Kim! Any chance its clone might make an appearance on Etsy?

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    1. I wish I had the time this week to whip up another one for just that reason, but I can't. I'll have to make some for sale for next year.

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