My friend Sarah from Flourish and Knot had the most fabulous idea for a no-spend DIY series! If you’re like me, you love a deal. And it’s even better when its a freebie, amirite? How about when its something you already have, maybe something collecting dust on a shelf, or on its way out the door in a big green bag?! Wait, look again! It’s #thereforthemaking!
This is month 1 of our eco-friendly, no spend, DIY challenge! Today I’ll share with you the cutest way to show off your business cards on your desk, without spending a dime!
You will need:
- A birch log.
- A mitre saw.
- A back saw (this can actually do both parts if you prefer a hand tool vibe!)
- Paint and small brush. (Optional)
First, find a birch log. This one in particular I had stashed away, saved from the wood stove at my Nan’s and is long enough to use for multiple projects. Bonus!
I cut the log into ‘coins’, each 1 inch thick.
Then I took a back saw and cut across the coin, to make a slit wide enough to hold a business card or two.
Next, just because I already had the paint, I painted the top of the birch coin the most beautiful Champagne coloured paint from Fusion Mineral Paint.
It added a beautiful slightly pinkish sheen and a luxurious feel to my original natural wood design. You can use any paint you have at home, even colour coordinate it to your own business card!
What do you think? Quick, easy and will definitely show off your business cards in a unique way! Have you ever turned an item ready for the trash (or burn pile) into something beautiful or functional? I’d love to hear about it!
We’ll be back in April with a special Earth Day edition of There for the Making. For now, I hope you’ll pour yourself another cup of coffee and visit the other bloggers participating in our no-spend DIY series. The next blogger in our hop today is A Chalk Paint Chair Makeover from 2 Bees In a Pod!. All of these projects prove that we have hidden craft and DIY possibilities waiting in our homes! It IS possible to be creative without spending a dime! Check out the full list of projects below.
There for the Making – February Challenge!