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customized baby gifts DIY Christmas Card Display pillow covers farmhouse

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Hey friends! Are you starting to receive lots of lovely Christmas and holiday cards? We are! I love, love, love receiving lots of cards from our friends and loved ones and they are always so beautiful, I feel compelled to display them somewhere other than our refrigerator. You may recall that I made a holder for them last yearcustomized baby gifts, which you can see here. But I just didn't feel like it was special enough. So, I revamped it a bit this year and am here to show you how to make a beautiful DIY Christmas Card Display that is sooooo easy and cute! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

Materials Needed:

accent pillow case baby canvas

Steps:

1) Cut your sheet of plywood in half lengthwise, so that the finished it is 1 x 4 feet.

2) Paint your wood with theAmy Howard One Step Paint. Mine required two coatsonly because the wood was stainedto begin with. Bear in mind that a little bit of this paint goes a LONG way and it dries quickly.

3) Design and cut your text out using your cutting machine software. I have a Silhouette CAMEO, so I used Silhouette Studio. Just be sure to cut the wreath detailseparately after you switch your vinyl :) Then “;weed”; your design.

4) Apply your vinyl design to your wood board. I applied them by hand, as opposed to using transfer paper, but it's totally up to you!

5)Apply a coat ofAmy Howard Light Antique Wax. After the wax becomes tacky, apply a coat ofAmy Howard Dark Antique Wax.

You can check out the video below to see how to apply the waxes.

7) After your dark wax becomes tacky, apply the Dust of Ages. Simply brush it on and then buff it off. It adds a whole new layer of depth and character. I LOVE this stuff. Here is a close-up to give you an idea of how the waxes and Dust of Ages will give your piece just the right touch of age and character.

8) Clip your clothes pins on and put this baby to use! I am so in love with how it turned out! It has pride of place on our fireplace :)

If you love this DIY Christmas card display idea, be sure to pin it so you can refer back to it later :)

And be sure to check out some of my other DIY Christmas projects below :) See you back here soon!

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Last month, I had the opportunity to host my first AnthroEvent. It was so much fun spending the evening with readers & friends, doing in person what I do online everyday – giving step-by-step diy instructions!?Growing up, I’d spend days at a time at my Grandma’s house crafting. She always came up with great ideas, using items she already had. An hour from the nearest store, she learned to utilize her resources well. One of my favorite crafts was creating paper flowers from old envelopes, tissue paper & even napkins. It was fun taking & giving purpose to something that would otherwise be trash {with the exception of the napkins, I promise, those were new}, giving it new life. It?instilled appreciation in everything & made me the resourceful blogger I am today. When asked to host the event for Mother’s Day, the craft was an easy decision – giant paper flowers like I used to give my mom for Mother’s Day, just on a much larger scale.The tables were filled with mother/daughter duos, friends, readers, & bloggers. I was overwhelmed with support! After a little champagne & mingling, it was time to craft!Supplies:tissue paper – color & yellow/goldthick floral wire or rodfloral tapescissorstacky gluedried mosstemplates: (optional) ?small petal | medium petal | large petal | center

Just like you would spruce up your lounge and dining rooms or kitchens for Christmas, bathrooms need some special attention too - guests will be visiting them! You might not put up a Christmas tree or be able to decorate a hearth, but there are many things you can do to give this room of the house some festive cheer - even if it is done with extreme subtlety. For some inspiration, take a look at some of the wintry and Christmas features we have rounded up for you - you may choose to create a theme around several items or just have the odd touch of sparkle.

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