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Welcome to the 

Donna Salazar Designs  
Twelve Days of Christmas 
Blog Hop!!

 This is DAY 8 of the Hop. 

Each day from now until Christmas, the Donna Salazar Designs Design Team will be sharing holiday ideas using products from Donna Salazar Designs and our partners, Zutter, Clearsnap, GCD, and Spellbinders. We'll also be announcing and sharing some of Donna Salazar Designs' newest products, set to release at the Winter Craft & Hobby Association Show in Los Angeles in January 2011.
 
Each day, visit the Design Team Members' Blogs listed below to see what inspiring holiday ideas they are sharing. Leave a comment on their blog post to be entered to win a prize!!! On December 24th, Mrs. Claus (aka Donna) will be announcing the winners. It's certainly going to be a crafty Christmas this year!
Dec 19th – Day 8
Samantha Sibbet —  http://morepaperplease.blogspot.com/
 
Even though I am not scheduled to post on the hop today (hehehe) I thought I would share a really fast and easy idea for hanging your Christmas cards using Donna Salazar's line of Smooch Spritz. This “holder” literally takes 10 minutes to make and can help cover a boring architectural feature or ugly bookcase back (like in my case) and make it festive!
 

Supplies:

  • Clearsnap Smooch Spritz by Donna Salazar in Green Olive
  • Clothespins
  • Felt Snowflakes, Glitter Snowflakes, or other flat embellishment
  • 4 yards of Red Organdy Ribbon
  • Push Pins
  • Color Catcher by Clearsnap
  • Fabri-Tac or other strong adhesive
  • Christmas Cards from family and friends

Lay out the clothespins in the Color Catcher.  Spray all 4 sides of the pins with Smooch Spritz in Green Olive.

While the pins are drying, pin the ribbon to the opening or back of bookcase with push pins.

 

Check that the pins are dry–if they aren't, wait longer for them to dry or pile them all in a paper towel and roll them around until no more ink comes off.

Glue Snowflakes to some of the pins and leave some of the pins plain. The nice thing about Smooch Spritz is that wood grain will show through from the pins but they still have color and lots of sparkle.

Add Christmas Cards to finish it off!

 

Thank you for visiting my blog during the Donna Salazar Twelve Days of Christmas Blog Hop.  Don't forget to visit the other blogs on the hop and leave comments to be entered to win.

Happy Holidays!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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12 thoughts on “Easy Christmas Card Hanger

  1. A beautiful, and simple, solution!! Thanks for sharing!

    Posted on December 19, 2010 at 6:26 pm
  2. Hey I know those cute girls on one of your Christmas cards! LOL…what a pleasant surprise Jennifer thank you for actually doin something productive with the card and not just tossing it somewhere! LOL! Really means a lot! You are so darn creative! Love ya!

    Posted on December 19, 2010 at 6:35 pm
  3. Now that’s a great idea! Had I known I could make something this cute, I’d not have gotten rid of my old clothes pins. BTW … I recognize a couple faces in those photos. :-)

    Posted on December 19, 2010 at 7:31 pm
  4. A very cute idea on how to hang your Christmas cards.

    Posted on December 19, 2010 at 9:18 pm
  5. what a lovely idea tfs
    Barbara

    Posted on December 19, 2010 at 10:21 pm
  6. love this idea. my cards are just lying around. off to work I go.
    [email protected]

    Posted on December 19, 2010 at 10:31 pm
  7. super great idea! I would never have thought about it! Thanks

    Posted on December 20, 2010 at 5:48 am
  8. What a beautiful and good idea to organize all the cards received for Christmas.

    Posted on December 21, 2010 at 2:50 pm
  9. now that is an inexpensive cute decoration for the holidays.
    ava
    cottagerca

    Posted on December 22, 2010 at 12:41 am
  10. what a fun way to display those cards

    Posted on December 22, 2010 at 2:09 am
  11. such a nice and easy idea!!

    tfs

    tfs

    kathy

    felkatz at gmail dot com

    Posted on December 22, 2010 at 6:16 pm
  12. Clever idea! Thank you for sharing.

    Posted on December 22, 2010 at 7:53 pm