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« on: December 12, 2016 05:54:36 PM »



I found these vintage flashcards, from the year of my birth - 1971 - at a vintage market last spring. Then I found the black forest style frames at another one last summer. Last Sunday, I finally got around to painting the frames and putting them together for a holiday decoration for the end of the kitchen cabinets, the part that the fridge sits in.



But the lighting there is terrible, so I hung them outside for all the other photos!



You can see the color of the red a little better here, but the photo misses the highlights which are very close to the red in the images. I mixed some craft paints (a red and a green) and then added mixed plaster of paris to make my own chalk paint. Then I waxed it with citrus furniture wax. The frames had already been painted a grey with an orangey color underneath when I bought them. I left that on the innermost part and distressed them a bit more to bring out the orangey bits and I didn't bother being overly careful with the application of the red. It's supposed to look imperfect!



The cards are mounted on some mat board that I had in my stash since they aren't quite the right proportions for the frames. Because I love the flash card aspect of the them, I cut out windows to show that part. I wasn't going for the off-kilter look, but I can live with it... especially as they just face the wall!



Now that I live in the snowy hinterlands, I love the idea of having more snow-related holiday and wintertime decorations!
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2016 06:14:57 AM »

What a great use for those flash cards (and what a fabulous find!)
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2016 08:05:43 AM »

What a cute idea for winter decor! Props to you for leaving the vocab word exposed on the back. Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2016 09:28:19 AM »

I love this! What a great way to display them. Are you going to keep them up all winter?
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2016 11:41:48 AM »

THANKS ALL! I have a small stash of various flash cards just waiting for the right frames... perhaps a few too many. Wink

I love this! What a great way to display them. Are you going to keep them up all winter?

I will probably take them down with the other Christmas decorations since red isn't a thing goin' on up in here. Wink But I might put a scarf on Dale, the jackalope who usually hangs out there.
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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2016 02:15:41 PM »

What greats finds! I love what you did with them
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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2016 05:17:41 PM »

What greats finds! I love what you did with them

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