Corkboard turned Card Holder

December 6th, 2010

I’m always looking for easy creative ways to display the Christmas cards that come to our home every season.  Last year, I used a white chain + jingle bells.   

This year, I decided to repurpose an ordinary corkboard I had sitting in the back of the closet.  It was the perfect size for hanging in the foyer, so I made a simple tree with ribbon, fabric, and nailhead trim.  It sits in the perfect spot in the entry where we can enjoy our cards all season long!

 cg green ribbon card holder

 

If you’d like to turn your corkboard into a similar card display, here’s what you’ll need:

 

cg holiday card holder

 

Supplies:

Corkboard (mine is 2’ x 3’)

Fabric to cover your board

Scrap of fabric to form base

Decorative ribbon for both tree and trim

1 package of 20 nailheads (two more packages if you want to create the trim around the base)

Staple gun

Fabric glue

Mallet (or strong thumbs!)

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Fan-tastic Feature: Silver Leaf Dresser

December 5th, 2010

Y’all know I’m a fan of a great before and after, and if it has a little sparkle going on, I’m smitten!  Reader Barbara sent over this dresser redo, and I simply can’t take my eyes off of this beauty.  Want to see how to turn a plain Jane wood IKEA dresser into a sophisticated piece for your boudoir? 

 

ikea dresser

silver leaf dresser

 

Silver leaf!  Crystal knobs!  Glamorous black frame! 

silver leaf dresser 2

 

Hop on over to visit Barbara at Hodge Podge for her step by step!

 

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Decorative Pillow GIVEAWAY

December 3rd, 2010

Have you seen page 22 of the most recent issue of House Beautiful?  If so, then you saw this felt applique pillow by the one and only Alexandra Ferguson listed in HB’s ‘The Best’ section!  

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Alexandra creates handmade pillows with 100% recycled felt stitched into sassy statements and decorative motifs.  She was also featured in ‘Real Simple’ magazine earlier this year. 

With shop categories ranging from ‘House Rules’ to ‘Good Advice’ to ‘Botanicals and Creatures’, this New York designer is sure to have one pillow in her shop that you will love! 

Here’s just a few I fancy (and I actually have the ampersand one, love it!):

alexandra ferguson 1

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Alexandra is giving away one pillow from her shop (under $100) to one lucky winner! 

Eligibility to win a one-of-a-kind Alexandra Ferguson decorative pillow:

1)  Visit the Alexandra Ferguson shop and pick your favorite, then name it in a comment.

2)  For extra chances to win, tweet this giveaway with a link on Twitter, or link to this giveaway on Facebook, then leave a comment telling where you mentioned (FB or Twitter).

Giveaway ends Monday December 6, 2010 at 8 p.m. PST.  One winner chosen by Random.org. 

For those who don’t win, if you simply must have a custom Alexandra Ferguson creation, use the code CENTSATIONAL10 to save 10% on your order!

Good luck and happy Ho Ho Ho weekend!!

 

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