Sunday, January 2, 2011

Picture and Card Holder

I am so excited about this project!  I saw the gilt frame card holder at Pottery Barn and knew I just had to have something like it!  It is so great to display the Christmas cards, birthday cards and pictures that always seem to clutter our counter. I loved the look of these chairs from Shanty 2 Chic and wanted to incorporate the numbers and stripes.

I love that I can leave them plain or add pictures.  "Functional" is my game plan for 2011!

Here's how I did it:

I bought a 10'x11"x1" board from Home Depot and used my hubby's miter saw to cut the wood into 3 - 36" boards (more like he cut the wood and I assisted... aka took a pic with the power tool).  

I spray painted the boards with Rustoleum Heirloom White.

Next I used the Dremel to grind the edges.  I've learned this is much faster than sanding!

Next I grabbed my fabulous fabric I got from the Et Cetera shop for about 10 cents!

I traced my numbers onto Steam a Seam fusible web.  Tip: You have to trace the numbers on backwards in order for them to fuse correctly.

I stuck one side of the fusible web to the fabric and cut out the numbers from the pattern I'd drawn.  

I peeled the other side of the fusible web off and stuck the numbers to my board.

I ironed the numbers onto the boards, hot glued the ribbon and twine, and added a tooth hanger from my picture hanging kit.

Love them already!

I painted some clothespins and hung our pictures...  which will lead me to another project.  Getting some updated pictures printed!  But for now, we'll display a few of our wedding pics.


  1. I've been trying to decide on something to go over our buffet table in the dining room...think I just found it!

  2. I love Steam a seam! I've never used it on wood but it looks great. I'm gonna try that.
    Love your blog : )

  3. I'll follow you if you follow me! :)

  4. they turned out really cute...

  5. I love the idea for fabric numbers! It looks great!

  6. Awesome job & I love the colors! Thanks so much for sharing at Gettin' Krafty With It!

  7. What a great idea! And it was executed so well. Aren't miter saws so fun??? Thanks for linking up!

  8. These are so cute! What a fun way to show off your pics! Thanks so much for linking up! I hope you'll stop by Tute {Yourself} Tuesday again next week!

  9. Wow. As much as power tools scare me, I need to learn this spring how to use a saw...

    These boards look great!

    If you have a moment tonight, please link up to Creative Juice Thursday...

    nicolette @

  10. Inspired! How lovely! Thank you for your tutorial!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  11. Great piece of decor! I love that it's functional, too! Thanks for sharing at the Craft Catwalk!