Saturday, November 21, 2015

Thanksgiving Greetings ~ Magnetic Card Holders

It's been another busy week around here without a lot of time for creating, but I was determined to sneak in a little play time with some of the new-to-me junk parts I've been accumulating. Decisions, decisions! What should I make? How about a trio of magnetic card holders?

repurposed vintage lamp parts card holders
Perfect for displaying Thanksgiving greetings and so easy to change out for any occasion.

Junky flower picture holders
My inspiration came from these junky flower picture holders I created last year.

repurposed vintage lamp parts flower picture holders
This year I started with a pile o' miscellaneous lamp parts and one unidentified piece of junk.

card holders made from vintage lamp parts repurposed junk
I added vintage buttons and remnants of broken jewelry because no junky magnetic card holder would be complete without a little sparkle.

magnetic card holders repurposed lamp parts
See that magnet?  It may be tiny, but it's mighty strong and it does a great job holding everything together.
 No glue necessary.

Upcycled lamp parts junky flower card holders
Best Wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving
Give Thanks
Thanksgiving Greetings

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  1. Lisa@New Again DesignNovember 21, 2015 at 9:58 AM

    I love, love, this project and I have the random parts to make them myself! Are those rare earth magnets? If they are you can even use them as stud finders in your wall! They'll find a nail right through the sheetrock! :)

  2. Susan HomeroadNovember 21, 2015 at 10:13 AM

    OMG I think they are flipping Fabulous!!!! Love them Betsy!

  3. Wanda @ Just VintageNovember 21, 2015 at 11:34 AM

    Those are great! And using the magnet instead of gluing is a stroke of genius. :-) I'm inspired. Inspired enough to clean up my craft room and hunt for parts however, remains to be seen. LOL

  4. Mountain MamaNovember 21, 2015 at 1:21 PM

    I am amazed at how your creative mind works!!!! These are awesome - how did you "see" this in that pile of junk?? :)

  5. Sam - Raggedy BitsNovember 21, 2015 at 1:30 PM

    Just gorgeous Betsy! I am in awe if your cleverness!! You truly are an inspiration :-)

  6. Sam - Raggedy BitsNovember 21, 2015 at 1:30 PM

    Just gorgeous Betsy! I am in awe if your cleverness!! You truly are an inspiration :-)

  7. Michelle L.November 21, 2015 at 1:56 PM

    Another day, another gobsmack by Betsy. I adore them! The magnet is truly the best idea. And just the perfect little amount of bling, they still look old and mildly distressed, but rich and happy. (Just how I imagine my retirement years.)

  8. Linda @ A La CarteNovember 21, 2015 at 3:54 PM

    These are fabulous! I love the one's you made last year also! You see the most amazing things in a pile of 'junk'.

  9. Joyce - Quilted NestNovember 21, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    aren't these unique? Very sweet!

  10. Glenda/MidSouthNovember 21, 2015 at 6:13 PM

    Love them! Have you ever considered writing a book on repurposing bits and pieces? :)
    Have a great weekend. I

  11. JunkchiccottageNovember 22, 2015 at 6:52 AM

    Oh Betsy I so love your creative spirit. These are so great. You re love bits and pieces better than anyone I know.
    Have a great week and Happy Thanksgiving.

  12. AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNaNovember 22, 2015 at 7:24 AM

    These are just too cute! Thanks for the inspiration! I bought a whole box of old lamp parts this summer, not knowing what to do with them, but I had to have them. I always love your crafty ideas!

  13. DD's CottageNovember 22, 2015 at 8:16 AM

    Everything about these are darling Betsy-so creative!

  14. Art and SandNovember 22, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    So so cute!

  15. funfamliving@gmail.comNovember 22, 2015 at 12:07 PM

    Betsy, I love the idea of this, so creative and pretty at the same time. You definitely are talented and an insperation to me to use the things I already have to create something new. Great gift too!

  16. Diana PetrilloNovember 22, 2015 at 6:25 PM

    You have a special ability to take the junkiest stuff and turn it into something truly beautiful and unique, Betsy. Love these little card holders.

  17. The Polka Dot ClosetNovember 22, 2015 at 7:20 PM

    Another perfectly creative creation! Who would have thought a magnet would hold the cards....You because you are a genius!

    Happy Thanksgiving

  18. KathyNovember 22, 2015 at 8:25 PM

    So perfectly "Betsy"!!

  19. Funky Junk InteriorsNovember 22, 2015 at 8:51 PM

    Blown away... I cannot believe your vision. These are jaw dropping gorgeous! Sharing on FB Monday morning. :)

  20. Marsha @ Tattered ChickNovember 23, 2015 at 3:45 AM

    Hi! I have one of those big flower thingies! Another great Betsy creation! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Supposed to get cold this week. Stay warm! xoxo

  21. Julia - Vintage with LacesNovember 23, 2015 at 5:29 AM

    You always find the coolest lamp parts, Betsy! Your card holders turned out fabulous! Such pretty flowers!
    Have a great week :) !

  22. JeanieNovember 23, 2015 at 6:15 AM

    How wonderful! You could use them for placecards and they'd be part of the centerpiece -- much less a million other things! Betsy, you are so clever, I am in awe!

  23. Linda@Coastal CharmNovember 23, 2015 at 7:19 AM

    These are all super cute. Happy Thanksgiving!


  24. Keri RobertsNovember 23, 2015 at 1:41 PM

    Betsy, these card holders are so awesome and beautiful!!!

  25. Keri RobertsNovember 23, 2015 at 1:41 PM

    Betsy, these card holders are so awesome and beautiful!!!

  26. Sandi~A Cottage MuseNovember 24, 2015 at 10:14 AM

    Very clever and cute!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  27. Curtains in My TreeNovember 24, 2015 at 11:08 AM

    you amaze me with your ideas

  28. Suzan SweatmanNovember 24, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    I'd give anything to have your brain for a month or so - these are just beautiful Betsy !
    All my brain seems able to do is torment John LOL !

  29. Linda @ Itsy Bits And PiecesNovember 24, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    These are wonderful, Betsy! I love the magnet idea! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  30. The Speckled Hen CottageNovember 25, 2015 at 11:51 AM

    Absolutely adorable! Just love your creativity. Happy Thanksgiving ~ Mickie.

  31. Clockwork InteriorsNovember 30, 2015 at 6:28 AM

    So creative and really beautiful!


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