For several years I have used an old white shutter as a Christmas card holder. I have put zero thought into it, and just plunked the cards through the rungs and eventually the plain white shutter was covered in decorative Christmas cards. Not exactly festive or pretty!
This year I looked at my sad, boring thrift store shutter and decided it needed (and deserved) to a whole new look!
Today, thanks to Remodelaholic bringing together a great collection of DIY Christmas craft ideas, I am sharing in the Creative Christmas fun with a group of equally enthusiastic bloggers who are sharing some fun DIY Christmas crafts, complete with a playlist of video tutorials!
There is something for everyone, with DIY Christmas decorations and decor ideas for all styles.
Nutcracker Christmas Tree Decorating | Remodelaholic
Copper Christmas Ornaments | From House to Home
DIY Rustic Carved Wood Ornaments | Ugly Duckling House
Snowman Globe Ornaments | Kailyn Williamson
Dollar Store Snow Globe Ornaments | Our Crafty Mom
Wood Disc Ornaments | Everyday Party Magazine
Button Christmas Ornaments | Girl Just DIY
Handlettered Ornaments 3 Ways | Lemon Thistle
Wood Slice Snowman Ornament | Creative Ramblings
Mini Wreath Ornaments | Love Create Celebrate
Buffalo Plaid Ornaments | Leap of Faith Crafting
Easy DIY Geometric Ornaments | Practical and Pretty
7 Cheap and Easy Christmas Ornaments | Toolbox Divas
Macrame Ornaments | Frazzled JOY
Grapevine Christmas Wreaths | Grace in My Space
DIY Apple Candle Village | Life on Summerhill
Festive DIY Christmas Card Holder | Red Cottage Chronicles
Lettered Tree Sign | Smiling Colors
Modern Christmas Wreath | Sister’s What!
Reversible Holiday Easel | Queen Bee of Honey Dos
Pretty Decorative Clothespins | Sustain My Craft Habit
DIY Wooden Triangle Christmas Tree | Adventures of a DIY Mom
Before you visit all the fun projects, here is an easy step by step photo tutorial to create your own upcycled shutter Christmas card holder!
I purchased a large bunch of faux evergreen stems flocked with white and silver. It was $20 but used a 50% off coupon and got it for $10. I still have some branches leftover for another project.
My shutter was already painted white, so I just sanded lightly and then added two coats of paint.
A good set of wire cutters are a great investment! I have ruined countless pairs of scissors trying to cut through thick floral stems!
And, that is all here is to it! An easy upcycle project that makes the perfect place to display your holiday greeting cards this Christmas!
Now, you can visit each project by clicking the links above or you can check out the Youtube playlist below see the video tutorials!
Until next time……
Wanda | From House To Home says
What a creative way to make an old shutter into Christmas decor, Maureen! I love the idea of using it for a card holder. It’s perfect for that!
Linda McDonald says
What a cute idea and a great upcycle Christmas project!
Love this idea!
The shutter card holder is a great idea, I love how you dressed it up this season.
Love this idea! I have a shutter I can use too!
Lorene @Remodelaholic says
So beautiful, Maureen! Thanks for joining Creative Christmas!
Donna Coffey says
Love this! I’m looking forward to making this creative cardholder this Christmas season. Question, is there any particular reason you chose to use chalkboard paint?