At the Woodward house, things change often. Even Christmas decorations change within the month we decorate.
And sometimes, it’s because we break things. It happened with a FULL TREE one year. (Franco the pug was to blame.)
So, within a few days of creating the DIY wrapping paper art, I knocked the whole thing off the wall, causing the frame to break into several pieces. I could have put it back together, but I decided to scratch it and start again.
Because I still needed a good solution to display holiday cards. Here’s what I came up with:
We used two pieces of old barn wood that we cut to be 48 inches long. Then I painted them red and added a clothespin every 3 inches to the top and bottom of each.
I wanted to include a quote about the true spirit of the holidays – including the importance of those friends and family members who send cards each year. When I read this quote from The Grinch, I knew it was perfect. I pulled the quote from the Silhouette Design Store and just changed it up a bit to fit horizontally on the 4ft boards.
So that’s our little update to the holiday home tour I posted earlier this week.
I really liked the wrapping paper art, but the boards are actually probably more functional for the space. And I was even able to salvage the wrapping paper for gifts.
And that barn wood has survived 100+ years, so I don’t think I can possibly break it.