Friday, August 19, 2011

Show Off Shutter


That was the only thing I could think of to call it. You know, an old shutter to show off all those masterpieces!


 

Greg brought me this home the other day from a house they were working on.
It was wood and in really bad shape.


 

I started by painting it all black and used chalkboard paint on the slats.


 

I modpodged scrapbook paper on the sides and top & bottom. Notice I did the shutter upside down so you could clip the artwork on the slats. I used stickers for the middle and words at the top.


 

I glued crayons to clothespins to use as clips. I need to make more of these as magnets for the refrigerator. Maybe next week.


 

All that's left to do is hang those beautiful pictures!

I'll be linking Here this week.

19 comments:

Grammy Goodwill said...

This is a great idea and it's finished in time for all those wonderful school papers.

meijo's JOY said...

Cute! I have a shutter in Jojo's room - hmmm... time for redo! Thanks for the inspiring idea!

BellaVida said...

Wow, this is a really sweet project.

Peggy said...

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Jill said...

I love this idea! Especially those crayon clips! Just genius!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Rachel @ Pleased as Punch said...

Oh I love this. I try so hard not to clutter up the front of our fridge, but it's really hard not to! The kids would love this. And those crayon clips are TOO cute!

Thanks for linking to the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop!

Rose and Heather said...

This is such a wonderful idea! I have two kids in school this year and I never know what to do with all the art and outher things once my frige fills up. I don't know whare Im going to find a shutter but I'll ceep my eyes open for one. I wuld love it if you came and linked up your neet craft on our blog this Tuesday. Crafty Lassie Tuesday @ http://sewstylishboutique.blogspot.com/
Thanks Rose and Heather

AmieAnn said...

This is sooo adorable! Love seeing all of your creative uses for shutters.. I think this may be my favorite! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Really appreciate you linking up this awesome masterpiece at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

Modern Wivelyhood said...

Great idea! The idea of gluing crayons on the pins is awesome! Thanks for sharing!
www.modernwivelyhood.blogspot.com

Erica said...

I love this idea! Great for a classroom and at home! Thanks for sharing. I hope you will link this up to my Delight Me party over at Doodles & Doilies.

http://doodlesanddoilies.blogspot.com

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Love fostering the self esteem in the little ones! Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

Christina said...

Love that it gives you a place to put all of the artwork the kids bring home! Also love the crayon clothespins.

Erica said...

Super cute idea! I'm always looking for ideas for old shutters. Might need to steal it someday. I would love for you to join my linky party:

http://hindrancecrafts.blogspot.com/2011/08/under-25-makeover-deck-details-and.html

Celeste said...

Oh wow so creative... such a wonderful idea. thank you for sharing
I am new follower from the Craft Junkie Too Linking party would love for you to come by my blog
www.touchedbyabutterfly.blogspot.com

Connie said...

Great idea and a perfect title for it!

Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

This really is SO adorable! What a creative new use for shutters! Thank you so much for linking up at Savvy HomeMade Monday. We are partying again and I hope you will stop by! :)

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Michelle Smith said...

Great work. that was pretty interesting. Inspiring, as well. Thanks for sharing such inspiring experience with us. Great blog, congrats!
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