Remember these little guys I stumbled across in Michaels ages ago?
And how I used them in 2010 for this project for a friend's nursery?
Well, I've used the other half of the deck and an old frame from IKEA to make a vintage-y piece of art. The method was actually very similar to the Christmas project I did not too long ago.
First off, I started with this amazing find in IKEA's as-is section (it had no glass, and was marked down to $1.90!):
I then started gathered these materials (including three packages of Christmas card holders from the dollar store):
After peeling the Christmas pictures off the pins,
I applied some mod podge to the non-glue-crusted side,
dipped them into the glitter,
and shook off the excess.
Then I let them dry overnight.
With the cards, I then arranged them in rows the way I'd want them to hang (not perfectly, but to give a general idea). I did this with the frame flipped over so it was easier to secure the string.
I then knotted the ends of the twine, and stapled them down, making sure it was tight enough so it wouldn't droop with the cards.
And the rest was easy-to-the-peasy.
it hangs nicely beside the new shelving we put up in the nursery, which are holding the growing library of children books - classic & new favourites).