Category Archives: Crafting From Your Stockpile

This shows you some crafting projects that I’ve done using items that I’ve gotten dirt cheap or free from using coupons. I’ve decorated my house using items like melted crayons, toilet paper rolls, toothpaste containers, dental floss and more!

How To Make A Ribbon Christmas Card Display

How To Make A Ribbon Christmas Card Display

In the past when Christmas cards showed up in the mail, I made the mistake of using poster putty or tape to hang them up in my living room entry way.  What a mess both of those can leave on your walls!  I’ve had to use these to clean up my walls!  Then I came up with a new solution to display my Christmas cards using Command Hooks, ribbon, and small clothes pins.  These don’t leave any marks on the wall and they can be used year after year

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Here are the materials you need to make your own Ribbon Christmas Card Display:

 

mini clothespins

 

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Instructions:

1.  Cut the ribbon the length you want it – mine are about 5 feet long.  I didn’t want it to go all the way to the floor – so just measure the area where you want to hang your cards.  I snipped a triangle out of one end to prevent fraying.  You could also use clear nail polish on the ends of the ribbon to prevent fraying.

2.  Then I followed the instructions on the grommet kit to get a grommet on the end of each ribbon.  Basically you just hammer the 2 parts of the grommet together until secured between the ribbon.  That was the fun part!  🙂

3.  Place your Command Hook where you want it on the wall.  Hang your ribbon from the Command Hook.  Grab your Christmas cards and mini clothespins (they are just super cute!) and hang them up!  No more tape or poster putty!!  Now as new cards are coming in the mail daily, I can add to the display!

 Easy, right?  What do you do to display your Christmas cards??

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If you are in Christmas DIY mode and looking for more Christmas inspiration for seasonal crafts – then here are some more suggestions for you:

Easy DIY Christmas Wreath

Easy Melt & Pour Christmas Soap with Pine & Frankincense Essential Oils

Tizzy Yarn Christmas Trees

DIY Essential Oil Diffuser Christmas Tree Ornament

Clear Plastic Ornament Balls – 10 Cute Ways to Use Them This Christmas

Pine Cone Topiary with White Crackle Paint

How To Make Mason Jar Wall Sconces

How To Make Mason Jar Wall Sconces

  I love this time of year because you can find Christmas lights everywhere!  I love these twinkly lights and want to keep them up all winter.  That is one reason why I made this mason jar sconce so that I could have “fairy lights” displayed way past Christmas-time! What You’ll Need For Your Mason… Continue Reading

Pinecone Topiary with White Crackle Texture Paint

Pinecone Topiary with White Crackle Texture Paint

This Pinecone Topiary tutorial will show you how to bring nature indoors for a great frugal decor idea.  Combine that with white crackle texture paint on a terra cotta pot to make this a seasonal Christmas decoration with rustic, country, farmhouse charm! Materials you need to make your own pinecone topiary: Small pinecones (I got… Continue Reading

Unique Christmas Decorations:  Scrabble Tile Christmas Magnet Boards

Unique Christmas Decorations: Scrabble Tile Christmas Magnet Boards

Unique Christmas Decorations: Scrabble Tile Christmas Magnet Boards   My husband has a rule in our house – that no Christmas movies are allowed to be watched, and no Christmas decorations are allowed to be put up, until he has consumed his very last bite of Thanksgiving dinner. He’s the only one in this house… Continue Reading

Homemade Essential Oil Diffuser Christmas Tree Ornament

Homemade Essential Oil Diffuser Christmas Tree Ornament

  I have a homemade essential oil diffuser project to share with you today – but this one is for your Christmas tree!  This essential oil diffuser is an ornament made with ribbon, beads, and porous lava beads.  The lava beads hold and diffuse the oils to help make your home smell as Christmas-like as… Continue Reading

Picture Frame Dry Erase Board for Thanksgiving – Includes Free PDF!

Picture Frame Dry Erase Board for Thanksgiving – Includes Free PDF!

  I can’t believe that the first of November will be here next week!  Throughout the month of November, I like to ask my kids each night at dinner to record one thing they are thankful for.  That way we can focus more on the act of thanksgiving all month long rather than just on… Continue Reading

Homemade Soap for Christmas with Pine & Frankincense Essential Oils

Homemade Soap for Christmas with Pine & Frankincense Essential Oils

I cannot believe that we are in the middle of the fall season and that the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season is right around the corner!  If  you are like me and want to slow the hustle just a bit, then plan ahead now (yes – in October) for your DIY Christmas gifts… Continue Reading

How To Distress A Picture Frame From The Dollar Tree!

How To Distress A Picture Frame From The Dollar Tree!

How To Distress A Picture Frame From The Dollar Tree! Anyone have some classic oak frames that you’d rather be shabby chic or farmhouse style with some distressed white or light colored paint?  Here is an easy and frugal fix for that! Materials you need to make your own distressed photo frame from a dollar… Continue Reading

Frugal Decoration Ideas | Shabby Chic Display Shelf Makeover

Frugal Decoration Ideas | Shabby Chic Display Shelf Makeover

Does anyone have an old and outdated display or knick knack shelf laying around?  If not – head to a local thrift store, and I bet it wouldn’t be too hard to find one for a dirt cheap price! I had the one pictured above sitting in a pile in the storage area of my… Continue Reading

Easy Melt & Pour Fall Scented Soap

Easy Melt & Pour Fall Scented Soap

School has begun, the temperatures are starting to fall, and pumpkin spice everything has arrived.  I recently made an easy melt & pour fall scented soap that I’ve just fallen in love with!  Close your eyes, and imagine inhaling clove, cinnamon and orange zest.  Sounds amazing, right? Today, I’ll show you how to capture that… Continue Reading

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