Friday, November 26, 2010

My new Christmas card holder!

So, Pottery Barn has this gorgeous gilt frame card holder that is perfect for displaying Christmas cards!

  It's perfect in every way...well, almost.  The price is $199!!!  :-/
THEN, I saw where one of my favortie bloggers, Lemonade Makin' Mama made one of these!  (Tutorial found here.)

(*img used with permission*)
Isn't hers gorgeous???  I mean, it turned out amazing!  So amazing that it inspired me to make one of my own!  Mine was somewhat of a simple project since I decided to use a frame that I already had.  It was only a 16x20, so I knew that it would be a much smaller version than the original PB and LMM's but I was ok with that if it meant I didn't have to build a frame  ;)  So, I painted the frame red, distressed it a little, added some wire & mini clothespins and voila!  I LOVE it!!!  Here are a couple terrible photos of how it turned out!  :p

My 'joy' letters are a little large, but that is the size they came in.  I was so happy to get them 50% off at Hobbly Lobby.  They had discontinued the 'Y' and it was in a completely different aisle.  I had to ask for help to find them but I am so glad I did because I almost gave up on getting it!   
Well, that's all for now I have lots more decorating to do and a little boy that needs a nap  ;) 
If you want to make one of these card holders, be sure to check out LMM's post, she did a great job explaining how to make them! 
Happy decorating!  :)


  1. Thanks! I'm pretty excited about displaying our cards on it this year! :)

  2. Love it, and the photos are actually great!! You did good, girl. Thanks for sharing it with me! :)

  3. I love it!! I googled card holder and so glad to have come across your blog. :o)
    Sincerely - Trish

  4. Oh, awesome! Glad you found my blog, welcome! :)


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