Shutter Card Holder

Several months ago I posted about some shutters that I found at a yard sale. Here is what they looked like when I got them. They are country blue and in pretty bad shape, but I knew I could do something fun with them!
So I took one of them and had my hubby cut it in half. He also cut some boards for the backing (so the cards don’t fall through the back). Here’s my handsome hubs and his power tools!
Ta da! Now it’s painting time! Well after we sanded them a bit it was painting time.
I choose to paint them a bright Christmas red and do some distressing.

I added some rosettes at the bottom in fun Christmas fabrics. I decided to add some pearls too! Why? I don’t really know, I just go with it!

Here it is with some cards!

Here it is once again in all of it’s distressed glory!

And here is the other half of the shutter.
And more pretty flowers!
They can be hung on the wall or just propped against it. I think it would be cute on top of a entry way table leaning against the wall!

So there ya have it! From yucky shutters to fun and functional card holders!

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  1. I just happened on your blog yesterday and LOVE it! You have a GREAT crafting gift and just love what you did with the shutters. Thank you so much for sharing!!

  2. Super cute idea…I love the distressing… it looks great!

  3. This is so great. I used an old shutter as a supply holder, thought you might want to see it,

  4. Very cute idea! Love the paint job!

  5. Absolutely adorable!!! The addition of the flowers is just the perfect touch! 🙂

  6. I love it!!! Seriously lady its awesome! And what a lucky girl you are to have your hub help AND pose for a pic. Thanks for linking up!

    love your guts

  7. Fun! Shutters are awesome, I love them. Why are all the old ones painted that blue? I found some and they had the exact same blue on them, I swear. Where will you put your new shutters?

  8. Beautiful! I love the flowers!

  9. Very cute! Now where to find myself some dusty old shutters…? 😉

    I’m now a follower, keep the fab ideas coming!

    Aloha and Mele Kalikimaka,

  10. I am totally lovin’ your taste . . . I clicked on three of your projects from the link party and didn’t even know they were all from you! Now I know what to do with my shutters that have been in the attic for some time now.

  11. brilliant idea!

  12. i love this!! i have been on the lookout for some shutters for projects too!! yours is beautiful!!!

  13. A really cute and useful idea. Terry

  14. This is so fun! I LOVE the rosettes!

    Hannah @

  15. Love this 🙂

  16. I’m so happy to see this because my Mom just found me some shutters at a thrift store and picked them up for me, because I wanted to do this same exact thing!! (card display)
    Since I’m a little late in the season I plan to use it as a photo display.
    I’m so impressed with the steps you took to really doll them up! gorgeous!

  17. so, so, so clever! i am using an old door, but i am a bit envious of your slats for the cards. i love what you did. also, it doesn’t hurt that you are packer fans…so are we 🙂 stopping by from show and tell

  18. Love, love, love this!! Bookmarking it! 🙂

  19. Very cute! Love these =) I’m visiting from CraftOManiac =)

  20. Great idea for displaying cards!

  21. So fun! I need to find me some old shutters! Would love for you to visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made with Love Monday! The party will be open until Friday if you want to link up multiple projects. Hope you have a great day!

  22. This is such a brilliant idea! Love it, and I featured it on my blog this morning! :]

  23. Love this idea!!!

  24. Looks great, I did the same thing!

    Great minds think alike 😉

  25. I think I have that matching shutter. I wish I would have done this with mine…so cute!

  26. Ooh! Fabulous job! Genius re-do! I am impressed!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can’t wait to see what you have for next week!

  27. So creative. I have some shutters in the garage I’ll use for next year.

  28. Cute idea!

  29. what a rad idea!!!!!

  30. I am always looking for DIY projects and came upon yours a couple of days ago. I have to say, I love it. Your ideas are so cute and practical! I love the shutter card holder so I am off to find me some old shutters!

  31. I am always looking for DIY projects and came upon yours a couple of days ago and must say, I Love it! Your ideas are so cute and practical! I love the shutter card holder so I am off to find me an old shutter!!


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