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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Thrifty Thursday: Window Shutter Mail Holder

First of all Happy 4th of July!!
I'm sure most of you have plans already for today...A bbq, having some quality family time, going to see the fireworks?! We're keeping it pretty chill this year. I think we'll be having a bbq at the in-laws! Don't get me wrong, i'm all for "chill" :) I think Adeline is feeling a little sick anyway, she was being a bit of a cranky bear yesterday.  Well, whatever you and your family decide to do I hope you enjoy your day! If you're looking for some last minute 4th of July TREATS, or PARTY IDEAS we've got you covered!

Besides being 4th of July, its THRIFTY THURSDAY! Today, I have an easy project for you, that cost only a couple of dollas! HOLLA. I actually purchased this window shutter a couple of months ago at a Goodwill for a couple of dollars (a pack of two). I decided to make a nifty little mail holder, you know instead of having mail scattered all over the kitchen table ;) Let's get started. Here is the window shutter before I started.
Window Shutter Mail Holder
AND here it is afterwards!


What you'll need for this project:
-Window Shutter
-Clothespins of some kind ( I got a pack of these cute decorated ones at Michael's for 1.00)
-Acrylic Paint
-Letter Stencils
-Glue
-Tape or Thick Paper
Thats it.
Window Shutter Mail Holder
 I just love these clothespins. The color ended up working really well with my mail holder (I decided to use them after I painted the shutter). First thing I did was remove the hardware from the shutter then painted the shutter the solid blue color using acrylic paint. Next I used a white acrylic paint and some lettered stencils that I have, and traced these letters to spell out M-A-I-L. Then once that was dry I glued the clothespins on, I wanted to use this to clip on various coupons, and "to remember" notes.
Window Shutter Mail Holder
Okay so I know this looks IS ghetto, but it works just fine. I needed to figure out a way to block the mail from sliding out of the slots, and this is what I came up with. You could also tape a sheet of card stock on there too. Whatever floats your boat.
Here is another final shot of the window shutter mail holder! 
Window Shutter Mail Holder
 I hope you guys enjoyed this thrifty Thursday project! I am not quite sure where I want to hang this yet, so we'll see! I hope you all enjoy your 4th of July! I also just want to say thank you to all of our readers, we really appreciate your comments and support. Thanks for joining us on this journey :)
Happy 4th,




P.S - Be sure to check out these lovely linky parties HERE!

16 comments:

  1. This is so creative, I love it! We would love to have you share any of your posts at our Show us How You Rock Link Party starting July 13th.

    Have a great weekend!

    Tracy
    Made From Pinterest
    http://www.madefrompinterest.net/

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  2. Thank you so much Tracy. We will be sure to check out the party once it starts. We always love a good party ;) I hope you have a great weekend too!
    -Kayla

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  3. What a cute idea! I will now be on the hunt for a shutter. I'm visiting from the Sunday Showcase (Pink When) link party.

    Christy @ Creating a Beautiful Life

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  4. This is so sweet and practical at the same time! wow, what a perfect combination! I'm pinning it onto my Just because it's pretty board and my Organizational board as well! I came over to visit you from the VMG206 party! have a great weekend!

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  5. Christy,
    Thank you so much! Thank you for visiting, we will stop by and say hi too! :)
    Lizbeth,
    Thank you, you're so sweet! Thank you for visiting, also!
    -Kayla

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  6. This is so pretty and a great way to recycle. I love it. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures. This will be a feature.

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  7. Thank you so much, Christie. We really appreciate it and will definitely be back this week, to join the party, and link up again! :)
    -Kayla

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  8. Talk about creative! Thanks so much for sharing it on Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop.

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  9. Sinea, thank you for the wonderful party! :) We'll be back again this week.
    Kayla

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  10. Love this! So creative, and pinning this now, too! Thanks for linking up to the DIY Sunday Showcase!

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  11. Thank you Jennifer! and thank YOU for hosting the fun linky party.
    -Kayla

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  12. This is so creative. I want to make one of these now!

    I would love for you to come link up to my first
    "Clever, Crafty & Creative Linky Party #1

    you can find it at:

    http://dorothysueandmillieb.blogspot.com/2013/07/clever-crafty-crative-linky-party-1.html

    Thanks!
    Suzie

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  13. Very cute! Love the color! Saw on Minettes Maze. Love for you to visit me back at Gina's craft Corner to see what I linked up. :)

    Gina
    http://ginascraftcorner.blogspot.com

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  14. Thank you both, you're so sweet. Dorothy, we will be sure to come check out the party and link up!
    Gina, i'll be sure to come see. Thank you both for stopping by!
    -Kayla

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  15. So cute! You've been featured at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase....thank you for participating!

    http://sewlicioushomedecor.com/saturday-show-licious-craft-showcase-40/

    Marti

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  16. Just wanted to let you know that you've been featured at Dorothy Sue and Millie B's too first ever Clever, Crafty & Creative Linky Party!

    I would love for you to stop by and share some more of your wonderful projects!

    http://dorothysueandmillieb.blogspot.com/2013/07/clever-crafty-creative-linky-party-2.html

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