Wednesday, December 7, 2011

25 Days of Christmas - Snowflake Bulletin Board

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.



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8 comments:

  1. This turned out super cute, I love that color of blue! What a great idea! Nice job!

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  2. This is such a neat idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. So pretty! What a great idea.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Cute! I'm almost ready to give it a try... :-)

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  5. Very cute! Would you like to share on my 25 Days of Handmade Christmas series? You can find out more info and see other participants at http://embracingmessy.blogspot.com/2011/12/25-days-of-homemade-christmas-day-1.html. Or feel free to email me at embracingmessy@gmail.com

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