Thursday, January 5, 2012

Display On A Budget

I know, and have to admit, anyone can do this DIY greeting card display.
Actually, I'm not even sure this would fit in the category of a true DIY.
I mean this is something my six year old can do.
So easy, so simple, so perfect for me...
 the "not-so-much do it yourself er",
 who also happens to be on a pretty tight budget.

All it takes is a few thumbtacks, and a little bit of yarn,
or really any kind of ribbon would work just fine.

I've become a huge fan of the thumbtack.
 They come a lot fancier than these ones. And some people even create their own.
Recently, I put up a cork board in my office/work space where I keep my daily calender,
and at least fourteen post-its with positive little messages and reminders.
How I ever lived without it, I am unsure.

This is simple stuff.
1. Place a pin in the wall at the place the display will begin.

2. The next step would be to cut the yarn/ribbon.
Size will depend upon the space used for the display.
I used 3 strings of yarn cut at about three feet in length
(the wall that was used for our display is really long).

3. Tie a knot on both ends leaving a small loop to hang from the pin.

Most of the cards could be draped over the line,
 but the photo greeting cards I simply attached with a paperclip.
A smaller clothespin would be very cute as well.

This was the final result.

This long hallway, has had bare white walls since the day we moved in.
I have been wanting to fill that wall with photographs but, 
well... I just keep finding other things to do with my time.

The cards will be left up for another week.
 These days, I walk a little slower down that long hall,
and often stop to look at the photo cards.
 When I do, I think of all my friends and family,
and how thankful I am to have them in my life.
I'm thinking, I may keep it up a bit longer and use it as an art display
 for the kids colorful and beautiful masterpieces.


  1. I love this! This year was the first year we had too many cards to fit on our fridge and I didn't know what to do with them! This is perfect! Thank you for sharing!

  2. YAY! I was thinking of not posting this, because, let's face it, this is quite elementary, and some people may even consider this low class. But I love the simplicity and the ease of the idea. Not to mention it's the only DIY thing I've actually completed since my "chalkboard paint phase" last summer! Glad you liked it Becky!


Thanks for stopping by!