Monday, December 20, 2010

Super Simple Card Holder

In years past I have taped our holiday cards to the basement door.  They would fall off constantly and it didn't look very nice.  So the other day I was sitting on the couch and had a "duh" moment looking at my fabric covered wall art. 

 Here is the before:
I can see this from my couch, it is on the way out to the garage and sometimes I pin important things that I need to take with me on the board.  It is a piece of pink insulation board covered in batting and a fun orange bandana.  Since the base is foam, it is the perfect message board or card holder...

Here is the after:
I just covered it with some fun festive fabric.  I actually ran to the store right after the idea popped into my head. The orange bandana is still underneath, I just pinned this on top. 

A mini tutorial:
The pink foam insulation board was a left over from making my teaching boards when I was in college.  If you have never played with insulation board, it is fantastic.  Very lightweight and strong it is really great for building things or covered in fabric it is the perfect lightweight cornice board or bulletin board. When you cut it, you score across the whole piece and hold the cut against an edge of a table or wall and break the piece apart.  My foam piece is 20X20 and it is covered in 2 layers of batting.  

Pin the sides down making sure it is straight with the pattern.  I used straight pins.

For perfect corners: Fold the top part up and pin.

And then fold up the rest of the fabric and pin.

I used a soda tab secured with a T-pin to hang it on the wall, this was my Mom's idea, she is brilliant!

All you have to do is pin your cards up with a straight pin.  
Now that we have a lot of cards on there you can't see the festive fabric.  Oh well. 

My Mom, the clutter shark, is coming to visit tonight!!! I am so excited!! I haven't seen her since July, but don't feel too bad for us, we talk on the phone A LOT.  I have some things scheduled to post while she is here through New Years, so if I don't get back to emails or comments it's because we are having so much fun.  Or it is because she is making me clutter shark something :) love you Mom!


Jenn @ Peas and Crayons said...

Oh wow! a soda tab? I would have never in a million years though of that! go Kris' mom! =) lol

Have a great holiday girl! =)

Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

Unknown said...

cute idea, I need this for all of my holiday cards!

Kris @ said...

i know, my mom is the best!!!

Kelsey Ann said...

im showing my mom this and hopefully we can make one together. right now all our cards are slumped ontop of the fireplace but it looks really messy! this is a WAY better alternative! <3

Stacy Risenmay said...

Great! My favorite part was the soda tab part :) Go mom!

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