March 06, 2014

It all started with a piece of pallet wood

We had some wooden cubes leftover from the pallets we had taken apart a while ago, and I knew they wood be great as a base for something. A few days ago, I brought one of them in my studio and combined it with a used brush. A magnetic card holder was born.
Repurposed Magnetic Card Holders - Vintage with Laces
Repurposed Brush Card Holder - Vintage with Laces
When I looked through my stashes of wood and metal, more ideas for magnetic card holders popped into my mind. My muse is quite hyperactive at the moment and I happily let her run riot.
Repurposed Key Chain Card Holder - Vintage with Laces
For this one I used a vintage keyhole plate as base for a hotel key chain and a clock winder.
Repurposed Key Chain Card Holder - Vintage with Laces
I chose spring themed flash cards for now and will exchange them according to the season or other decorating themes.
Repurposed Scissors Card Holder - Vintage with Laces
For this card holder, an antique pair of scissors met a piece of driftwood. The magnets were made from simple ones you can find in craft stores and some buttons from my stash.
What would you have done with a wooden cube like the one that got me started?
My cardholders will be joining these great parties:
Be Inspired at Common Ground
Party Junk at Funky Junk Interiors
Sundays at Home at Thoughts from Alice
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Knick of Time Tuesday at Knick of Time


Lululiz said...

Absolutely brilliant, and not a scrap of lace in sight! Your muse really is in top form, girl, I really adore the vignette you have put together, each and every piece is amazing, I think my favourite is the Flower one. I think. Hmm. Dang, they are all so attractive.

Sarina said...

What a lovely idea, Julia.

Anonymous said...

How cute and so creative! Those would look wonderful on a creative's desk with one of their cards for clients to see!

Gigi @ Old World Patina

Kathy said...

Love the results! When the muse wants to come out and play it pays to just let her run!

Alexandra said...

Tolle Idee, die Teile gefallen mir super gut!

♥Sanne said...

super leuk gedaan. lies sanne

Little Miss Maggie said...

Very cute. You have given me food for thought now for some new spring projects.

amy of studio four corners said...

love these - your muse is doing good! especially love the scissors meeting the piece of driftwood...have many pairs of scissors...I think you may have incited my muse!

marda said...

These are all just charming. Love all of them.

The Feathered Nest said...

Just WONDERFUL sweet Julia!!!! I'm so sorry I've not visited in so long...You always have the most amazing ideas and these are amazing! I hope you are doing so good dear friend, hugs and love, Dawn

Wilma said...

Hi Julia,
These cardholders are so beautiful. I love them !! Such a great idea.

Thank you so much for your sweet comment !!


liniecat said...

Fantastic idea!
Inspirational : )

Dorthe said...

Julia, you are fantastic, sweet woman, where do you get those ideas from :-) They are so fun and really wonderful,- I love the :Flower one , but they all are funny and wonderful ideas ,sweet friend.
To remind you of some more feminine creations you have been doing I can tell you, that I`m wearing one of the beautiful necklaces you gifted me with, last year. I`M very happy for them and often uses them.
Thank you for thinking off me on monday ,I`m nervous but hope for the best .
Hugs und viele küsse, -deine Dorthe

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

These are fabulous! I think you came up with the perfect use for all your bits and pieces. Love them all, but my favorite is the one with scissors.

Gentle Joy said...

Very interesting, unique and beautiful. :) Thank you for sharing. Gentle Joy

Jayne said...

You never fail to amaze me with your imagination Julia, I love them all. You manage to turn something as ordinary as a pallet into art.

Robin said...

What a great idea Julia! These are lovely, and those scissors are just too darn cute. Have a great weekend.


Garden Cats + Crafts said...

Liebe Julia,
ich staune, was Du wieder für Ideen hast. Sehr originell und dekorativ.
Schönes Wochenende und
liebe Grüße an Dich und Deine pelzigen Mitbewohner,

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Very clever!

Hope you have a great weekend!


Elaine said...

Love this! Very creative!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Super clever and industrial!

Gaby Bee said...

Geniale Idee! Deine Kartenhalter sehen toll aus, Julia. Besonders gut gefällt mir der Halter mit dem Schlüssel.

Ich wünsche dir einen wunderschönen Sonntag!

LG Gaby <3

Anni - My Creative Life and Mixed Media Books said...

Dear Julia your creations are so unique, creative and fun made, love them all.
Hugs Anni

Junkchiccottage said...

I love these. How clever and fun.

must love junk said...

So creative! LOVE these! :)

suziqu's thread works said...

Wow Julia I've been wanting to visit for days and now here I am.
Well I think you are just too clever - you and your muse coming up with these amazing ideas using bits of metal, buttons, magnets, plates, scissors -how inventive.
I just love them all but think my favourite is the flower with that plate.
Glad you enjoyed the garden tour sweetie! You would love to see all the rusty bits and pieces out on the verandah I have been collecting! Pity
I can't share them with you!

Hope your week is going well!
I'm still admiring my beautiful gifts - thank you so much again!!!
I'm sending big warm hugs and love,

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I LOVE everything about your whimsical cards holders! Wonderful!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Just love them all:)
Sending hugs,

Alice Wingerden said...

So creative! Love everything you do :)

Rostrose said...

Liebstige Julia,
beinahe wäre mir ja dieses Posting entgangen! HUPS, das wäre aber schade gewesen, denn deine Kartenhalter sind mal wieder Augenfeste und absolut inspirierend! Ich bin außerdem jedes Mal aufs Neue fasziniert, welche speziellen Funstücke du immer wieder ergatterst - entweder fehlt mir letztendlich dann doch das richtige Auge dafür (obwohl ich zwischendurch immer wieder mal was Hübsches entdecke, aber eben viiiiel seltener und weniger als du) oder aber unsere Flohmärkte & Co. haben einfach mehr Ramsch und weniger wirklich Schönes zu bieten als die "Fundorte" an denen du dich herumtreibst :o) Ich freue mich jedenfalls, diese schönen Dinge zu SEHEN! Würde ich sie HABEN, würden sie mir ohnehin weniger nützen als dir, die du sie immer noch weiter zu verzaubern schaffst!
Ganz herzliche rostrosige Sonntagsgrüße an dich und deine Lieben
(die menschlichen und die tierischen!)
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ✿ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ✿ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ✿ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ✿ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ✿ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ✿ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

Donna Wilkes said...

junk + vintage scrap + pallet wood = brilliant pieces of art!

MixedKreations said...

You are so creative! These are awesome! You really have an eye for turning junk into really unique, and cool things. My favorite out of these is flowers. Love it!