Friday, March 27, 2015

How to Turn Old Greeting Cards into Wall Art

Yesterday, I took on the giant task of tackling my 7 year-old daughter's bedroom. I did some maaaaaajor cleaning and purging!!!  Girls have so many trinkets, knick-knacks, treasures, etc. (whatever you want to call them)...A.K.A. clutter!!!  Anyway, I found a box in her closet that I haven't unpacked since we moved into our house almost two years ago.  It was labeled "Mya's Memory Box."  There were greeting cards from her birth through her 5th birthday, preschool artwork, and even Kindergarten papers.  I was especially bothered by all the room these Ziplock bags of greeting cards were consuming in the box and in her closet.

Soooo......keeping with my latest Hexagon Punch obsession, and not willing to toss them all in the trash, I knew we needed a compromise.  How about displaying them in a unique way?! Greeting cards for little girls are gorgeous!!!!  Many are sparkly and metallic with princesses and castles and butterflies!  All the things that represent my little Mya!

Supplies I used:
11x14 canvas panels from Walmart (similar HERE)
Hexagon Punch, Circle Punch (use any size or design you wish!)
Old greeting cards

For the first one, I just cut out circles and layered them onto the canvas:

The second one took a little more time since I used the hexagon punch and tried to space the punches out evenly.  I started from the bottom and worked my way up.  It's easier than you might think to space out the pieces....I'm usually picky about these kind of things, but I found it to be very simple once I got the first row down.

I just used a couple Command strips to hang them up on the wall!! I may decide to paint them with a clear coat of poly or Mod Podge so the pieces adhere more permanently.  For now, I'm curious to see how long they will last with just the glue stick.

I wrote the name of the person who gave Mya the card on the back of some of the pieces.  I may never look at them, but I just felt like I needed to write them for memory's sake!!!

Now on to my son's bedroom......yikes, what project will I get into next?!!!

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  1. Cute idea! I don't keep birthday cards, but I may do this for our wedding cards to display with our pictures.

    1. Hi Margaret! Oh, wedding cards would be beautiful!! Love it! Hmmm....wonder if I saved any of mine?!!!! ;) Thanks for visiting my blog!!! :)Jamie