Thursday, December 6, 2012

Guest Post from Passion, Pink and Pearls - Christmas Card Pins

Hey out there, Coffee Readers!  Today I have a special surprise for you all!

One of my good friends Veronica from Passion, Pink and Pearls is guest blogging here today!  She has such a fun blog with lots of godly marriage advice, funny stories, fun pictures, and craft projects!    I hope you can make it over to visit her fun blog! (Oh, and today is her birthday, by the way!)

Happy Birthday, Veronica!

Passion, Pink and Pearls - Veronica and her hubby Kevin.
Without further adieu, here are Veronica's glittery clothespins for holding their Christmas cards!  What a great idea to dress up those "fun" apartment blinds we've all had to deal with at one time or another.

Merry Christmas Coffee Darling readers. I'm Veronica and I blog over at Passion, Pink and Pearls about pretty much anything life brings along, and almost always some sort of DIY. Saxon has been bringing you guys all kinds of awesome Christmas crafts...I know I've already pinned a few myself that I'd love to get a chance to work on. Today, I'm bringing you a pretty easy Christmas craft myself.

If you live an apartment anything like mine then you've probably got beautiful vertical blinds. There's very little you can do to dress those lovely things up but I found a little something that could bring them into the Christmas season.

Most of you will probably receive at least a few Christmas cards from family and friends this month. They're always sweet and pretty, usually with the family's faces plastered all over them...and it's always hard to display them all or to even find a way to display them.

Vertical Blinds and Christmas Cards COMBINE
- Glitter
- ModgePodge (or some other form of glue, tacky glue would work)
- Clothes pins (you can get a tons of the for cheap people!)
- Foam brush
- Clear ppray Paint

How to:
- Cover a surface with a paper bag or newspaper.
-Smother the top of the clothes pins with the modgepodge using the foam brush. Make sure you cover it really well.
- Sprinkle on the glitter.
- Wait till dry, then repeat, if necessary, till the whole front is covered in glitter.
- When it's all dry, spray a thin layer of the clear spray paint. This will keep the glitter from rubbing off too easily. When this is dry, you're done!
- Clip the Christmas cards to the blinds with your newly sparkly clothes pins. Make sure to clip them to the left of each blind to make sure you can still operate your blinds.

Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures of the process but it's not that difficult and I think y'all can pick up on how to do it without my lame pictures anyhow. So here's the final product pictures:

And that's it! Easy and quick fix to those beautiful blinds. Hope you pop by my blog and say hi. I'll be posting some more Christmas DIYs soon! Many thanks to my good friend, Saxon, for letting me take over  today. You best stick around her blog too, she's got lots of great Christmas crafts up her sleeve.

-Definitely make sure you have a protected surface and a place you can easily clean. Glitter gets everywhere
- Be patient, wait between layers of glitter...the quicker you try and rush it, the less smooth it'll go
- Sprinkle a pile of glitter down and smush your clothes pin onto the pile for the final layers


  1. Hi there! I'm Hanna. I found you through Tuesday's blog hop, I'm just really late:) I love making new friends!!! I am your newest follower via GFC. Happy Holidays! You can find me at

    xooxo Hanna

    1. Thanks for stopping by, way back when, Hanna! Guess I missed your post!

  2. At least in the photos, I think the scallop looks pretty with your window shades. Thanks for a great idea!

    Vertical Blinds & Venetian Blinds


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