For the past a bazillion years, I've always taped up the Christmas cards we receive to the back of our front door. I keep them every year and I'll show you what I do with them in a future post, but until the Christmas season is over I need to display them... so I came up with something a little more creative than some scotch tape and the back of a door.
I started with a bulletin board I got at goodwill. For like, a dollar. Score.
I have so many projects I can do with bulletin boards so I grab them every time I see them at Goodwill. Anyhoo, I took it outside and spray painted the edges white.
See my Illini-colored Pumas down there? My photography skills are rocking, clearly.
After the paint had dried, I taped off the painted edges and sprayed adhesive to the cork part of the board.
Once that step was over, I took some light blue satin from Hobby Lobby (bought with a 50% off coupon, natch) and laid it over the spray adhesive. I cut the fabric around the edge of the board and smoothed out the middle as best I could.
I used a box knife to push the edges of the fabric into the trim of the bulletin board.
It worked like a charm.
Next, I grabbed some white ribbon and laid out strips of it in a snowflake sort of shape, like so:
Once I had a good outline, I started folding the edges of the ribbon to make little points and I hot glued it to the satin.
I kept adding little snowflake arms until I was happy with my flake.
I found some foam snowflake stickers and I put those on the board too, which gave it a little sparkle. Then, I put up the Christmas cards!
The cards stay under the ribbon pretty snugly... I love how it turned out.