Thursday, May 07, 2009

Thrifty Card Display

Welcome to another edition of Thrifty Thursdays hosted by Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville. A fun little time to hunt around the house, the garage, someone elses house and garage or even a thrift store or two to dig up some cool finds. Be sure and check out the other Thrifty Finds, from the other participants.

This week I went hunting in my own house. But the inspiration for this came from this photo and the Cafe Cartolina blog. There are several really cool display ideas, so be sure to click over and take a look.

I saw that photo of the cooling rack used to display greeting cards, and immediately fell in love! So I went to my cupboard, pulled out my cooling rack and realized it was probably only good for displaying gift tags lol It's about 8" x 8", so each side is less than 4" - None of my cards would fit. I bet I could find one in a thrift store! I'll have to look, because I like this idea.

This is a Pot Lid Rack from IKEA, which I purchased there for $2.99. What a deal! Only, I don't have any pot lids that need storing. So I came up with my own ideas.

This is the Pot Lid Rack on my bulletin board. I've just used thumb tacks with extra long pins to secure it to the board.
You can put file folders in the spaces if you use them frequently. What a great way to organize them and keep them off your desk.
Here I have my cards sorted out. Small ones on top all the way down to the larger ones on the bottom. It looks so pretty.

You can attach this to a wall and use it to hold wash clothes or hand towels in the bathroom, it can hold those little Martha Stewart "Everyday Food" books, or even those little Pillsbury theme books (like Appetizers, Crock Pot meals, etc) - I think once you look around, you can find a lot of uses for this very thrifty holder.

Have a Wonderful, Fabulous, Thrifty Thursday!


Keetha said...

You my dear are the QUEEN of alternate uses of items!!! Love it.

shopannies said...

love this idea may get one for each of my kids rooms

Valerie said...

What a novel way to display file folders, stationery, (Christmas cards), etc. And I am LoVing those pretty fild folders!

Blessings to you from Kansas,

Carrie said...

What a great idea. I need to keep my eyes open for one of those.

Sam said...

that's a fab idea - I am so stealing it!!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

NOw those are some GREAT and thrifty ideas! LOVE that! Now I will look forward to Christmas for a new way to display my cards!

Kirby3131 said...

The file folders weren't thrifty, that's for sure - but I got them at Barnes and Noble, I think. Some of them have a large stationery section.

I'm glad you all enjoyed the find. I had fun putting it together for you all last night.


Chandy said...

I could so use one of those for my own paper sorting needs. Great idea!

Songbirdtiff said...

This is a great idea! I love finding new uses for old items. Thanks for sharing!

Christina said...

That is a fabulous idea idea for the lid rack. Love the folders too.

sunnymama said...

This is a great idea and very effective! I shall be looking out for one of these in the charity shops here now :)