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.
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.
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.
A clipboard painted with chalkboard paint keeps last minute reminders in view.
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.
I made a pocket from an old book.
Simply use a book cover, cut some fabric triangles
and hot glue them in to make a pocket--a fantastic place to hold cards and other important things that need to be mailed.
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.
A piece of wood behind the box part keeps it in line with the lid.
Hang this message center right by the door you use the most to help keep you sane and organized this Christmas.
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.
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.