Monday, November 29, 2010

Made it Monday - Card Holder $1 Style!

Hello friends!  It's nice to be back ... and back on schedule.  I hate being off schedule.  Today I am sharing my entry into Fireflies & Jellybean's Iron Crafter.  One of them...If I have time there is something else I want to do too. 

I saw this in the Lillian Vernon catalog.
While it's not really expensive I knew that I could make it for way less. (It retails for $19.99)  The only difference between the two is Lillian's is 'leatherette' and mine is felt.  Oh and mine costs about $1 to make.  

 I haven't officially decided where to hang this so just to get a picture I draped it over my {beautiful} kitchen cabinets.  Bear with me. 
And because I haven't received any Christmas cards yet (if it's because I'm lame don't tell me...just let me think it's because it's early) :) I had to use some note cards I made for my MIL.

The cord/rope I got at the dollar store along with the clothes pins.  It's hard to tell in the pictures but the cord is kind of candy cane like. 

You know for a quick and super cheap craft -- I like it.

I esp. love the little lines on the bulb base.  {Here is my technical description...get ready for it....} You know the little grooves on the part that screws into the light?  {Somebody please help!} The grey part.  How about that?
And this is one of my favorite cards in her note card pack.  She is very active in her church and they do Secret Sisters alot so I thought note cards to tuck inside would be perfect.

This was super easy, come back for step by step how to's!


  1. I love this! So cute and I love a cheap craft!

  2. so cute, what a great idea! i may have to try this-i have yet to figure out a way to hang the cards that i actually like! stopping by from sumo's sweet stuff.

  3. Very cute! and what a darling wa to show your Christmas cards!

  4. I love this!! I am totally making one!!

  5. Super cute!! How did you make the lights?

  6. So cute and I can't wait for the tutorial!

  7. Cute idea! Come link up!

  8. Oh I love this! What a creative idea...and so cute! Thanks for visiting me at Wingledings! I'm not exactly sure how they buy the Pokemon cards online, but I think he just picks out individual ones on ebay rather than buying them in the packets so he can choose the ones he wants. It seems to work for him!

    That Pokedex is crazy long...creative little boy you have! That was a clever suggestion! hehe

  9. A really fun way to display all the Christmas cards received. Have to try it.

  10. Hi! I’m new to blogging and to start things out, I’ve featured this on my Christmas crafts! I love this!



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