This great party will be going on for "6" days -- woohoo -- with a wonderful slate of very talented co-hosts each day! Today, one of my favorite "Crazy" ladies, Debbie at Debbie's Blogging & Blabbing is doing her "Copycat" thang! Debbie is such a sweetheart, & I give her much credit & my heart-felt gratitude for guidance & encouragement through my first year of blogging. This is my first time to participate in one of her "Copycat Parties," so I'm very psyched!
I really wanted something different for displaying my Christmas cards this year & discovered this idea on marthastewart.com, but it was featured in her magazine
Martha's version started with a 14" embroidery hoop, but I could only find 12" & that worked fine for me.
I already had the small clothespins.
I got to work gluing the clothespins to the hoop, alternating the direction of the clothespins.
Since my walls are a light color, I decided to paint the card holder black. I also painted the Command Hook to match. Added ribbon & a bow, and found the perfect spot to display the holder just outside the entrance to the kitchen. Here I will get to see it and enjoy it all the time! It looks a little naked right now, so let the holiday well-wishes start rolling in!
Now this next copycat project is not from a magazine, but I wanted to share it anyway.
I wanted to make my own version of this wonderful "JOY." I discovered this on Pinterest & tracked down the original creator. You can find it at Craft Goodies. Lots of fun stuff to see!
I actually found the bell, first, at The Dollar Tree! I was going to spray-paint it black, but decided
to leave it red.
I bought the paper-maiche letters at HL for $1.25 ea. with their 50% off special. Do you ever buy anything at HL that isn't on sale? I don't!
Because they are light-weight, The Man cut a wood base for me so I can glue on the letters & bell.
My next step was to choose my paper. Then I painted the base & the letters & used mod-podge to adhere the paper.
This may be its permanent home, but maybe not. I'm a "tweaker" ya know!
Tomorrow, this fun "Blogger Block Party" is all about "Mantles" or "Mantels;" so until then, thanks so much for stopping by. Hope ya'll are havin' a "HO! HO! HO!" happy day!
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