Monday, December 2, 2013

12 Days of Christmas, Christmas Message Center With Junker's United & A Link Party



12 Days of Christmas Junkers United http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
Today's 12 Days of Christmas (day 10 by the way) is a special one because not only do you get my project, but also links to several more created by my junking friends with Junkers United and a chance to link up your own Christmas projects, which we will be pinning onto our Junkers United Christmas board.
Grab a peppermint mocha (my drink of choice this time of year) and enjoy all of the fun and easy junky Christmas projects!

Smack dab in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season?  Feeling a little scattered and disorganized?  Stop, breathe, and take 45 minutes (or less) to create a "Christmas Command Center"  to keep all that important Christmas "stuff" in one central location.
12 Days of Christmas Junkers United http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
I started with my typical barnwood, a couple pieces attached together on the back.  I left the original grey/white patina--love! This is the back without the grey color.
12 Days of Christmas Junkers United http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
I then collected different junk items from my stash--so much fun to dig and reimagine new uses for old junk.  Two vintage coffee cans in Christmas colors hold candy canes for friends and kids who may drop by during the holiday season.  No vintage cans available?  Decoupage some old Christmas images onto tin cans and use those.
12 Days of Christmas Junkers United http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
A clipboard painted with chalkboard paint keeps last minute reminders in view.
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Some clips hold Christmas wish lists.  These ones are pew clips that once held offering envelopes on the backs of church pews, but small bull clips will work equally well.
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I made a pocket from an old book.
12 Days of Christmas Junkers United http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
Simply use a book cover, cut some fabric triangles 
12 Days of Christmas Junkers United http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
and hot glue them in to make a pocket--a fantastic place to hold cards and other important things that need to be mailed.
12 Days of Christmas Junkers United http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
To hold scissors, Sharpies, and tape (something I am constantly misplacing during the season) and some pecans for quick neighbor gifts, I screwed a long, small, metal toolbox to the board. 
12 Days of Christmas Junkers United http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
 A piece of wood behind the box part keeps it in line with the lid.
12 Days of Christmas Junkers United http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
Hang this message center right by the door you use the most to help keep you sane and organized this Christmas.  
12 Days of Christmas Junkers United http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
And the best part?  The message center can be utilized year round.  Here it is in the kitchen--a place for favorite spices, recipes and shopping lists, weekly menu, kitchen towels and cookbooks or cooking magazines.  Or put it in a mud room for reminders, mittens, kids' papers and such.  
12 Days of Christmas Junkers United http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/

Create one today and please share if you do!
Now, it is time to visit all of my sweet junking friends and swoon over their beautiful Christmas projects!  
Now it is your turn to link up all of your creations you have been busily preparing for Christmas--I can't wait to see them.  Remember we will be pinning our favorites HERE.

15 comments:

  1. Very cute! I was going to try and identify their ages by their list.

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  2. I absolutely love this, Becky - so useful and it looks wonderful!

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  3. This is so much FUN Becky! Those hooks from the church pews are so cool...I haven't seen those before??

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  4. That is such an awesome display center! I remember those church pew hooks....what a great find and perfect for the display!
    Jane

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  5. How fun is this! I LOVE the hooks! You have so inspired me today!

    Merry Christmas junkin'!
    karianne

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  6. I so so so love this for every day! Coolest junkiest way to stay organized EVER.

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  7. Cool project! I love how this is so versatile and can be used all year round, but it looks fab all decked out in Holiday mood.

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  8. What great ideas!!!!!
    Happy Junkin'
    diane @ aug's blog

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  9. Such a wonderful post! I love those decors and ornaments. Thanks for hosting these lovely creations and decors for the holiday. My best and merry Christmas wishes to you and your family!

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  10. Thanks for the junk party. I love junk.. nothing more fun than going through a pile of junk on the side of the road! Merry Christmas Season. Linda

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  11. So enjoying the Christmas junk party.. love your Christmas command Center...great idea.. I am stopping by via Chipping with Charm....so glad to find you. I am your newest follower.. Stop by for a visit with me...Blessings!

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  12. Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
    Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

    Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
    By the way, I'm clotee. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-store. Nice to know you.

    Regards,
    Clotee

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  13. Been spending time searching for the best Christmas greetings messages and card samples as early as now. Would like to express my love for those who've supported me the whole year round. Thanks for these . :)

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

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