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DIY Framed Holiday Card Display

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There are a lot of things that/whom I love, but today’s post I am going to focus on just a few of the million: Holiday/Christmas cards, a bargain, and jute twine. When these three powers (things) combined, here comes Captain Planet DIY Frame Holiday Card Display. 

December is the month for mail correspondence, and if you don’t remember, I looovvvve some good ole fashioned correspondence.  I love all the beautiful pictures of my friends and their families, the fonts, the designs, etc. I just love it, and it is always nice to get something personal in the mail besides another Pottery Barn Catalog (don’t get me wrong, I love PB’s catalogs…). But what do you do once you open those gorgeous holiday/Christmas cards? 

I originally tried to use my Chicken Wire Frame, but that proved to be too small since I am soooooo popular and the cards kept rolling in. 

Luckily, I happened upon another favorite thing in Michael’s. I found a huge empty frame for $5 (marked down to $8. but I had coupons, holllllleerrrr), and because I have a bevvy of jute twine and upholstery webbing (because I looooove burlap, twine, etc. ) I quickly whipped up a solution. 

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So, ladies (and gents?), I bring you my DIY Framed Holiday Card Display.

DIY Christmas Card Display

 

Here’s what you’ll need for your DIY Framed Holiday Card Display:

- Large frame— You don’t need the glass, the board, etc. Just the frame. May I suggest

- Staples and a Staple Gun– If you don’t have one, run and get one.. I use that puppy for everything.

- Assorted twine/jute/burlap rope, ribbon, etc. (burlapfabric.com has the hook-up!) 

- Clothespins– assorted sizes, although, even those those super tiny ones are cute, they break on me left and right. 

Here’s what you’ll do for your DIY Framed Holiday Card Display:

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Lay out your lines. I alternated between webbing, burlap straps, and jute twine. I did make sure my lines were level, but because I left some give in my lines, the twine does droop a little once the cards are on it. I’m cool with that. If you are not, then staple securely, friends. 

 

Here’s the finished product. 

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Once you think it is socially appropriate to take down the holiday decor, this frame could function as a place to display artwork, pictures, etc. 

How do you display your Christmas/Holiday Cards? I am sure there are some brilliant and beautiful ideas out there! 

Yarn Christmas Trees

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Whew! We’ve got some creative friends!  Two weeks ago, I shared with you my  sister-in-law Courtney’s ridiculously cute Button Tree! Today, I am thrilled to share with you these yarn Christmas Trees completed by friends and colleagues of ours. 

Our mathematical and Whovian (sidenote: Is anyone obsessed with Dr. Who? Out of principle, I have been taking a stand not to watch it, but…) friends Jill and Annemarie recently wrapped up some styrofoam cones with yarn to create some adorable and festive yarn Christmas Trees.

These trees are warm and cozy, and definitely a doable craft.

yarn.jpgThese yarn  Christmas trees are so very cute. Check out some of our other favorite cozy trees. And an added bonus, this is a craft small kiddos could help complete, too! 

1. The Happy Housie’s yarn Christmas trees are beautiful and economical! Check them out here

source: thehappyhousie.com

source: thehappyhousie.com

 

2. Twine wrapped trees? Ab-so-jingling-lutely! These remind us of Lisa’s jute wrapped eggs.  These trees could carry over into winter decor, too. 

source: livelaughrowe.com

source:
livelaughrowe.com

 

3. These HGTV bright trees are so cheery and festive. They would look presh in a playroom. 

source: hgtv.com

source: hgtv.com

 

 

 

Thank you to Jill and AM, partners in all types of crime–including crafting!! 

 

Button Tree on Burlap

You know that saying, you are the company which you keep?

When it comes to my friends this is sooooo true. 

All my friends are gorgeous, smart, and kind, so, therefore, I must be, too. Natch. 

Not only are all my friends lovely, but they are also talented in so many ways. The best part is it is not at all competitive (and if you know me, I know this is hard to believe). Instead, I enjoy and celebrate the talents my friends possess because remember I am the company I keep, and you best believe I’m gonna try to emulate their crafts.  Yesterday, my sister-in-law Courtney (gorg, smart, and sweet, obvi) sent me a text of her latest craft. I absolutely adore it. I gushed over it, and decided to share it with you all. 

Best of all, it is a quick craft, it uses BURLAP (holler!), and it’s perfect for the holiday season. 

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Isn’t it darling?

While a tutorial probably isn’t necessary for this cute button tree on burlap, I’ll give you a quick run down of materials and directions. 

 

Here’s what you’ll need for the button tree on burlap:

- burlap (burlapfabric.com is my choice supplier of burlap because, yes, one has to have a choice supplier of burlap)

- Buttons

- a glue gun with glue sticks

- a frame— without the glass

 

Here’s what you’ll do:

- Cut the appropriate size of burlap for your frame.

- Adhere/secure the burlap onto the mdf backing of the frame

- Arrange and then glue the buttons. 

 

 

So quick, so easy, yet, so cute. You could adapt this craft for other winter shapes, such as a snowflake or even a wreath. Better yet, you may be able to think of additional designs for other seasons.

 

Thanks for sharing this one, Courtney. Now, excuse me while I whip up one of these button trees on burlap!

 

 

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