Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Christmas Card Display

Christmas is only a few short weeks away and that means Christmas cards will soon be headed our way! I absolutely love receiving Christmas cards in the mail from family and friends, especially the ones with photos!
Usually all the Christmas cards we receive end up propped up in various places throughout our house or taped up on a cabinet or door.  This year I decided to create a designated place to display all the cards we receive.

I chose to place our card display in our foyer.  We pass through this area of our house countless times each day.

I began by painting a large framed piece of art that I found in our attic.  It was the perfect size to fill up the small wall I had in mind for the display.  

First I painted the frame using the same white chalk paint I used recently to paint all of our living room tables.  I then distressed it with sand paper and gave it a quick coat of furniture wax.  Next I painted the glass with chalkboard paint.  Two thin coats was enough to cover the glass evenly.  After all the paint was dry I colored the entire chalkboard with chalk and then erased it with a dry cloth to give it more of a worn look.

I wrapped twine around the frame in a zigzag pattern and secured the twine on the back with tape.  The cards are pinned onto the twine with clothes pins which I decorated with small pieces of wrapping paper.

Right now the only cards on display are ours.  It's still a little early to be receiving Christmas cards, but I couldn't wait to try out the new display!  Speaking of our Christmas cards, I just received them in the mail yesterday and I couldn't be happier!  This year I ordered our cards from Tiny Prints, and they turned out beautiful!  The white pearl finish adds just a hint of shimmer!

I finished off the display by pinning up a few festive ornaments.

Below the display is my husband's antique knife chest.  I styled it with a scarf, a burlap pillow that I made with an ornament tied to the front, and a small wire basket filled with a few pretend gifts. The basket was actually a Target dollar aisle find!

The great thing about this card display is when Christmas is over I can take down the cards and twine and I will be left with a giant chalkboard that I can keep up year round.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit! I'm spending this week getting our our house all decorated for Christmas, so I will be back soon with an update on my progress!

Have a BLESSED day!

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