Thursday, January 6, 2011

Today's Project - A new way to display my cards

I saw this really great photo holder while shopping at Pier 1 a month ago.

I thought it was super cute, and naturally, I thought I could make it myself. My main motivation in wanting to make it myself was that it was too small for the where I wanted it to hang. So I searched online for one that was the right side, and THEN I decided I should make it myself. How hard could it be? Plus I was certain I could save some $$ by making it myself.

So I sat on the idea for a month. And finally today, I decided I was going to do it.

New memo board project

It really wasn't hard to do, but I'm not sure that I saved much by making it myself. I bought a 22x28" frame from Hobby Lobby on sale 50% off for $21, bought the wire at Target for $2 and used a staple gun and staples that I had at home. So maybe since it was bigger than the original I saved some $$.

Close up on new memo board

An added bonus for making this myself is that the clothespins can be positioned whereever I want them. They were strung on the wire on the one from Pier 1. I'm on the lookout for red miniature clothespins to replace these pink ones. I'm not a fan of pink, these were left from a baby shower I hosted, and red is an accent color in this room.

Another close up of the new memo board

I really like how it looks next to the photos I have up on the wall. Very clean. Great continuity.

Scrap Room 1

I'd say it was a success!!


  1. I really like that. I think the bigger size is nice so I think it's good you made your own. :) By the way--ignorance here--who is the group that sang the lyrics you posted? That really got me. Have read them over and over.

  2. It looks awesome! I wish I were that creative. :)


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