Upcycled Window Shutter Wall Organizer

 

 

 

 

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What you will need:

Wooden Shutter

Metal Address Numbers/Letters

Cabinet Hinges

Metal Findings and Embellishments

Industrial Strength Glue (E-6000)

Rubber Stamps

Ink Pads

Distress Pads, Nails

Hammer

Ruler

Pencil

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Step 1:

Distress the Wooden Shutter Edges using your ink pads and distress pads. If you chose a Dark Wooden Shutter, you can use sand paper to sand down the edges lightly to distress and leave wood exposed, or you can color distessed wood with colored ink pad. Or, if you don’t want to sand, you can use silvers, golds, and other metalic colors.

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Step 2:

Stamp any images you like around the shutter.

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Step 3:

Place all of your metal pieces and address letters/numbers around and once you like where they are, glue them down.

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Step 4:

Now take the cabinet hinges, and place them on the top back side of the shutter with the hinge side up. You do not want the hinge touching the wall when you hang it or it will make the shutter stick off of the wall. You want the flat side flush with the wall.

Use a ruler and pencil to mark where you want your 2 or more cabinet hinges to be.

Use small nails and a hammer to connect the cabinet hinges to the shutter.

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Now hang where ever you like:)

Enjoy!

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Cityscape with Godzilla Business Card Holder

Display your cards by recycling old papers and making a cute cityscape with Godzilla!
Cityscape with Godzilla Business Card Holder
Materials needed:
Ruler
Tacky Glue
Pencil
Business Card
Cutting Blade
Cutting Board/Scissors
Black Cardstock
Beige Cardstock
White Cardstock
Paper for Godzilla
Hole Punch (optional)

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Step 1.  Place business card on the top of the black cardstock. Fold the paper at the bottom of the business card.

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Step 2. The red arrow is the first fold you did. Now fold a second time upward. Leave a little space between folds so you can fit multiple cards.

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Your paper should look like this:

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Step 3. Fold the left side half way behind, to the first crease. This will give it a stand. Photo-25 Photo-26

Step 4. On the other half of the paper, place your business card to the crease on the right side. Make a mark a little less than half of your business card.

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Step 5. Cut that line off.

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Step 6. Take your white cardstock and cut a one inch tall strip. Make sure it will not be covering your business cards.

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Step 7. Cut a strip of white cardstock about 1 inch above your business card for the backdrop that goes behind card.

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Step 8. Draw out your city silhouette using your ruler and pencil on both pieces of cardstock.

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Step 9. Cut your city out by following your pencil lines.

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Step 10. Using a hole punch or cutting blade, make windows.

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Step 11. Place your smaller piece of white cardstock on the beige cardstock. Glue it down and cut around your city.

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Step 12. Do the same with the bigger city silhouette, but glue onto black cardstock. Then cut around the city.

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Step 13. Glue to the folded black cardstock. The larger city silhouette with dark windows is glued to the back  cardstock, and the small city silhouette with beige windows will be glued to the front cardstock.

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Step 14. You can do anything creative to add to this, but we decided to cut out a cute Godzilla.

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