12.04.2008

Christmas Card Wall Pocket

Continuing on with my thrift store theme, I wanted to show you something else I made recently!  I have been needing a place to put Christmas cards that we receive, and found this little wall pocket for just a few dollars.

I removed the handle, spray painted the whole thing red, and then went to work on the details.

I think it turned out well!  I found the tree stencil online and printed it out on my computer.  Then I traced it onto the front of the wall pocket and painted it with a tiny brush, freehand.  Then just added a few little dots and a cute grosgrain ribbon on the top of the tree.  I love the colors!

Now we have a place to put all those great Christmas cards that will soon start rolling in!  

(P.S. If you are someone who has already sent out your Christmas cards, please don't tell me about it.  I am impressed, but also intimidated by you!)


61 comments:

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

No intimidation here....but you would have guessed that. This looks adorable! Wonderful revamp!!!

Monica @ Writer Chic said...

Let me put your mind at ease: I'm not even sending cards out this year. I KNOW! I'm a slacker. And I LOVE the holder. Can you make me one? I'd seriously pay you for that (or one similar). Just a thought... ;) And, I literally laughed out loud when I read your comment last night on our blog about the tree "in our house." Too funny!

coco said...

Your vision amazes me...that card holder is just too cute! I'm still trying to get a picture for our Christmas card...when they are small you can't get them to sit still, when they are teens you can't get them all home at the same time!

Sandy Toes said...

Look at you!!! I can't even imagine right now being "crafty"!But, I love that you ARE!
What a wonderful redo. If I saw that bucket, I would pass it up but you have vision!!
Inspiring!
-sandy toes:)

Katie said...

This is adorable! I love it - you are so creative!

And don't worry...I haven't sent my Christmas cards yet. Infact, I haven't even started them!

The Arthur Clan said...

I have on of these too! Love the whole idea of having a place to keep all the Christmas cards together.

I'm another one whose cards haven't even been started yet. :( I guess I should finish getting the tree up before I start another project!

Jboo said...

Oh wow -- that is so cute!! I have something similar -- must get busy and copy you . . . again! :)

I have my cards, but they have not moved out of the box yet!

Have a great day!
Janet

AJ said...

Love the colors you chose, especially the polkadots! I still haven't even decided if I'm going to send out cards this year. I really don't like not doing it but I've been trying to not spend any extra money so the girls can get more Santa gifts;)

Gray Matters said...

It turned out great - I can't even wrap my head around Christmas cards - getting all 3 of my kids in a photo is near impossible!

duchess said...

What a cute redo. I love the colors and the dots.

Shannon said...

Very cute!! I love the colors too. We keep our cards in a wall pocket too and it works great!
I have not sent my cards yet....haven't even addressed them!

Chris said...

Uhhh...it turned out gorgeous! I love the colors you used! I have a pocket just like that, but I hadn't thought about putting Christmas cards in it. Stealing that one!

The Christmas cards are ordered, but not sent. Does that help?

kacyd said...

That little bucket is awesome!! I have one that is Christmas-y already, but I may just have to revamp it!!
I haven't sent out cards yet, but I have started working on them.

Stacey said...

Carrie, REALLY, you just amaze me. Do you ever sleep? You have so many good ideas and you follow through on them. Believe me you can not be intimidated by anyone!!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I love that green christmas tree. Its so cute. Don't worry I have been procrastinating on the cards.

ashley said...

great revamp! i have a halloween wall pocket i'm thinking of redoing! i saw some at a boutique yesterday that look like a large piece of wrapping paper decoupaged onto the wall pocket. they looked great!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

So cute!! I had one of these in my hand at Mich@el's the other day, but I did not care for the design, so I put it back on the shelf...I should have painted it....I am never thinking!!

As for the cards...I just ordered mine yesterday rush delivery.....you at least probably have yours in posession:)

Have a great day!!

Lisa

Angie said...

Absolutely adorable!!!

Letti said...

I love it!

jennykate77 said...

See...like I said yesterday, Queen of Re-dos! That is the cutest little Christmas card holder I've seen! Love it!

As for the cards, I'm right there with you. I just haven't had the time to get them out. Now we're going away again this weekend, so I'll probably have to take them with me and finish them on the road. I'll be sure to add a "Happy New Year"...just in case they're REALLY late ☺

The Golf Widow said...

Looks great! I'm still trying to capture the perfect photo.I wish I was ready to send them out.

Ms. Tee said...

So cute! And I'm with you on the Christmas cards - I'm always the last to get them out, it seems!

Jodee Leader said...

What a fabulous bucket makeover! It will be perfect for your holiday cards! I am sending out our cards next year, however, I am using labels this year!

Mrs. Cup said...

Adorable!! I still haven't mailed mine...I actually haven't even printed the pictures yet...ugh!

Heidi Boos said...

Ever since you shared your take out menu holder, I've been wanting to do this, but now this is even cuter!! I'm going to have to take lessons from you on how to have "the eye" while at thrift shores. Your revamps are always so amazing!

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Wendy said...

Very cute! Love the colors and the little tree!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

ok, that is TOO cute!! We have our photo cards ready, but still have to do a little letter and address them all!!

Kris said...

That is darling and I haven't even gotten the kids pictures taken yet for cards. We'll be late this year on that one!

Inspired Kara said...

What a great find!!!

Ally0005 said...

What a great idea to hold your cards. I have mine cards but not ready to send them out yet.

CIRCLE OF LIFE said...

oiss creativite. join in on the thursday holiday exchange recipes. if you have a tradition lets us know so we can all join in and do this exchange for the holidays. it will be so fun i trhink!! do you have a holiday recipe that is so good you re make it every year let us know! i'm wanting to try something new

Amy from Texas said...

Well that is adorable! I have been taping my cards to the wall to create a giant Christmas tree shape. It looks weird now with only a few cards, but pretty soon, it looks so festive.

Joanna said...

That looks great! Oh, I am with you, I haven't sent mine out yet either! : )

Amanda said...

Love it!!! Love the dots, no cards mailed here but have ALREADY received a couple, UGH!!!!

Screaming Meme said...

You are Miss crafty USA! I love you...meme

Lacy said...

Great project!!!! I love anything polka dot! I also have not sent my cards out and everyone will be lucky if I get them out by Christmas.

Sarah said...

So clever! Don't worry about the cards...we have them sitting in a box on our kitchen table...they are just staring at me.

the undomesticated wife said...

Another great rehab! I have a wall pocket that I have used for a while that I found at a thrift store, too. Fortunately, it's the perfect shade of green: works well for all seasons and all holidays, indoors and out. I think it was $2. Gotta love that!

I'm very impressed with your freehand painting skillz!

And yes, I did cook hubs dinner that night! I boiled some pasta, tossed in some special fancy sauce and heated up french bread. That counts, doesn't it?!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

I love thrift store revamps. You've done such a great job! Makes me want to take a long overdue trip to my thrift store.

Lisa & Gerald said...

What a great Idea!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I love it! I am going to go make one myself...
Don't hate me because I have my Christmas cards done-my laundry is a mountain that could be scaled by hikers!!!!

Gina @ Six in the Country said...

That's perfect!

Lana said...

This is so cute!! I love it! I don't have anywhere to put all of our Christmas cards. Something like this would be PERFECT!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

(The boys P.J's are from Target, mine and hubby's are from Old Navy)
Thanks for your nice comment!!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Cute & adorable, Carrie! I love that repurposed thing, you really upped the cuteness factor a lot. I'm not one of those people either. I have good intentions of sending out some cards every year & usually fail at that totally!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Another cool idea!!

The Graves' House said...

love this project! when do you find the time... don't worry we still can't even get the card pic down yet. guess i'll be running out at the last minute to pick some cards up:)
~nicole

Domestic Diva....NOT said...

SO cute!

edie said...

Delightful makeover Carrie!

Ticklish Mermaids said...

Great Idea!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

It turned out very well! I'm working on a similar idea with an old post office box. Have you seen the one that Ki on the Junk Camp blog posted with the old dust pan? I'm sure you would love that, too!

Amy

Jules from "The Roost" said...

wonderful idea!

Stacey said...

I LOVE IT!!!! Aren't YOU clever!!! :)
And just so ya know......I haven't even THOUGHT about my Christmas cards yet!! {gasp!}

asnipofgoodness said...

Very cute. i love how you can see the potential in things, a real gift!

Davene said...

What a great redo!

As for Christmas cards...I had high hopes about being early this year, but I think I'll actually get them sent in January, rather than December. Oh well, nothing sacred about getting them out by Christmas, right? ;)

Sunny said...

looks great! always love your style!

CIRCLE OF LIFE said...

OH HOW SO CUTE AND YES THAT COMMENT IS CORRECT NO INTIMIDATION HERE! LOL TOO CUTE MY FRIOEND I LIKE THAT IDEA CAUSE EVERY YEAR I HANG THEM ON TEH COUNTER AND THEY ALL END UP BEING MOVED FROM TYHE COUNTER TO THE TREE TO THE STAIR RAIL BUT THAT IS A NEAT IDEA IF I SAY SO MYSELF. GOOD THINKING!!! SORRY THNK THINK THINK SONG IS ON MY BRAIN FROM PLAY HOUSE DISNEY! THE POOH SHOW WITH DARBY NOW'S THE TIME TTO THINK THINK THINK. PLAY HOUSE HUMOR FOR YA! HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND NO CRAFTS OK TAKE A REST YOU CRAFTY LADY!

Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick said...

I can't believe you hand painted that! I love the little bow the most -- it is the perfect finishing touch!!

AndreaLeigh said...

I love it! The touches you always add with ribbons really make everything extra special, I think.

The Muse said...

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Many of the writers are your loyal readers! (How about that!)
Ah, what collective group of inspiring women!

Our Complete Family said...

Carrie, Carrie, Carrie...you ROCK! What a neat transformation you have her hun!
As for Cmas cards? Girl~ I haven't even gotten mine ordered yet. They might be Happy 2009 cards at this rate, right?!? ;)
Hugs, Les