I recently visited the Habitat for Humanity store and this is what I found...
...an old beat up shutter!
As soon as I saw it I knew exactly how I would make it into something bright and new.
A Christmas Card Holder.
The first thing I did was sand it down, followed with several coats of spray paint.
Finishing it by adding a picture frame hanger on the back.
Before hanging it making sure the louvers were slightly open,
to create a space for the cards to slip into.
I thought about adding some sort of Christmas embellishments, but decided against it.
This way I can use it year round to display photos or birthday cards.
Doesn't it look pretty with all the glittery cards displayed on it.
Speaking of Christmas cards, another easy and thrifty thing I did was framing a pretty Christmas card we received last year.
I rummaged around the house and found a frame and some ribbon.
Placing the card in the frame and then added the gold ribbon to hang it.
Making the final cost ... nothing!
My Epsom Salt Ornaments &Candle have been featured
at Someday Crafts hop over to her blog to see them.
She has a great blog with a lot of craft ideas.
I'm linking this post to...
Thrifty Decor Chic before & after party
Saturday Night Special ~ Funky Junk Interiors
House of Grace: The Best of 2010 blog party -before and after
Pretty in Paint @ It's So Very Cheri