Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Easy Christmas Craft

Remember this picture from yesterday's post?? S & I did an easy Christmas craft last weekend. I saw this craft on the Martha Stewart show a couple of weeks ago and thought it would be the perfect craft for us! Every year I just put our X-mas cards in a hanging wire basket near my fireplace but no one can see the cards.

Clothes Pin Christmas Card Banister Holder:

  • Cut wrapping or scrapbook paper to fit the top side of the clothes pin. (I cut one first and make sure it will fit and then used that one as a master to cut the rest of the paper.) We used 3 different wrapping papers to add variety.

  • Apply a thin layer of mod podge to the one side of the clothes pin.

  • Apply the cut-out wrapping/scrapbook paper to the clothes pin

  • Then apply another layer of mod podge directly over the wrapper/scrapbook paper

  • Wait for the clothes pins to dry a bit (10 mins)

  • Apply another layer thin layer of mod podge and shake some glitter over the clothes pin

  • Let the clothes pins dry over night

  • String the clothes pins through the tiny metal hole with a small/thin ribbon and tie to your stair banister.

  • Add your Christmas cards to the clothes pins as they come in the mail!

My kids have been having fun putting the cards up as they have been coming in the mail.


Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

What a great idea and I bet your banister looks fantastic!! :)

Jenny said...

I love this idea! I have done something similiar in my girls room to hang all their artwork on as they are always bringing home something new each week. I was thinking about doing the same thing for Christmas cards just the other day, but don't have a banister or great place to hang a string. I was thinking maybe along a window...maybe next year. I like how you mod podge the clips. :)