Holiday Card Holder

What to do with all those Christmas cards you want do display….I’ve got an idea that I’m IN LOVE with!!
–It was a great couple of weeks with Guest Post Extravaganza – bit thanks to everyone who participated – I knew I’d have to come back with a rockin’ idea, with all that time off to come up with something — so here it is – a rockin’ way to display cards!!–

A friend knew that I’d put this old crib bedspring to good use – - immediately I thought it would be a perfect way to display Christmas Cards!  This spot is right in my entryway (the dresser post is HERE and you can see the location in the Frame Wall Post).  So here’s a before – - I never really loved the mirror (see it over the dresser, in the side of the frame wall picture??)- – Trevor just hung the bedspring right up on the same hooks the mirror was using – easy peasy.

The only problem was I wanted to show this to you in case you want to do the same thing – but I don’t have many Christmas Cards to display yet.  I borrowed some decorative ones from Ashley, then I added the pennant banner (like this tutorial, only a mini version) and this cute “Tis the Season Banner”

 For clips I’m just using clothespins – mini and regular size.  I think it would be easiest to spraypaint them, but I didn’t happen to have any red spray paint on hand.  But I did have red craft paint and an eager 7 year old – perfect:

The way the frame of the springs sits, it touches the wall while the springs part is away from the wall about half an inch – so there’s space to use clips, etc.

I am so IN LOVE with this – - it’s a big space so it needed something big like this.  I think I’m going to leave the crib bedspring up year-round and just change the decor on it as the season changes….I’m so excited about it!!!

UPDATE:  here it is at the end of the holiday season, all filled up.  I am still so in love!!

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Comments

  1. says

    love this idea. i have been seeing lots of ideas using crib bedsprings lately…too bad i got rid of mine already. oh well, i will stockpile the ideas for when i ever come across one! ;)

  2. says

    Such a cute idea, but it has to be in the right house. The crib spring would look like a fun accessory in one house, but in another it might just look like a crib spring. Same thing where I live in the country. If I put an old piece of farm machinery in my yard, it would look like another piece of junk. If some gorgeous house in the city had it in their front yard, it might look cool and be a great conversation piece. :-)

    By the way, I love your family photo! Lovely.

  3. says

    Great idea to display Christmas cards!! I have a crib spring in my craft room that I use as an inspiration board and I love it!!! It’s so versatile, it will look great all year when you change it with the seasons!

  4. says

    LOVE IT~ I actually have the crib(and all the parts) that my Mom and Aunt used. Some day (hopefully sooner than later) it is finding a home on a bedroom wall. I must say we did ponder one of the living room walls after seeing this. Now maybe I should just go bring it downstairs so it gets hung!! thanks for sharing!!!!

  5. says

    Love it! I never have the good fortune of finding such treasures. (I’m sure if I ever did have the opportunity I’d pass it up because I wouldn’t be creative enough to think of something like this!)

  6. says

    i’m going to try this today! i have 2 old cribs :) so excited to try something different for my cards in my foyer and then i think it’ll look great with pictures on it for the rest of the year! thanks for the great idea-pinned it and it’s already had lots of repins :)

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