Tuesday, June 8, 2010

5 Uses For Ikea Art Cards

A sweet friend of mine gave me this pack of art cards from Ikea with number photos on them! She said they made her think of me. How thoughtful is that? I love them. I was half afraid to use them for anything because I didn't want to mess them all up. Aren't they fun?

Of course, they are fun to send as cards and Ikea makes a frame that they perfectly fit in but I knew there were other creative options for these guys. So, I finally thought up some simple ways to use them around the house...

#1 - Number Labels - Cut out the individual #'s leaving room at the top for a hole punch, string them on twine (or ribbon of your choice), and hang them on a jar...

#2 - Bookmark - Cut out a row of three leaving room at the top for a hole punch, string twine through the hole, make a knot, and place in your current reading material...

#3 - Magnets - Cut out the number and glue onto cardstock. Then attach a magnet to the back and place it on your favorite magnetic surface...

#4 - Ornaments - Cut out the numbers leaving room at the top for a hole punch, string twine through the hole and tie. Hang them on your favorite little Christmas tree...

#5 - Blocks (my favorite) - You have seen Erin's fabulous family blocks here. That is where this idea came from. First, cut out your favorite numbers from the cards into squares slightly smaller than your block sides. Decoupage them right onto the surface with a coat on top for protection. Sand the corners and sides for a special touch. Then place them somewhere to be seen and admired daily...

So, I searched for these number cards on Ikea's website to share with you and had no luck. They may be in the store still but I'm just not sure.

What I did find were these Ikea art cards currently available on their website...
Door photos. LOVE it! These could be cute gift labels for a friend's housewarming package, a bookmark in a home decor book, etc. The teacher in me thought it would even be fun to have kids brainstorm ideas and/or write about what kind of house or business the door belongs to and what might go on behind that door. That could be a lot of fun! Oh, the possibilities are endless!

Check out these link parties for some amazingly creative ideas to spark your imagination!

Happy Tuesday!


The Painted Home June 8, 2010 at 6:22 AM  

thanks for the info, I had no idea these were at IKEA. they are so cute! Love your ideas! :) Denise

Katie @ Creatively Living June 8, 2010 at 7:31 AM  

Great idea! I love it!

Clean Mama June 8, 2010 at 9:05 AM  

LOVE IT! I have a stack of Ikea cards just waiting for the idea to hit me:)

shannon i olson June 8, 2010 at 9:18 AM  

great ideas! I so wish Ikea wasn't 4 hours away!!

Patrice June 8, 2010 at 9:49 AM  

I absolutely love those number cards on blocks. How cute! I window/ door cards look like a lot of fun too. If I get up there this weekend I'll have to pick some up!

Alyssa June 8, 2010 at 12:10 PM  

Yay! I am so glad to see what you did with these. I knew it would be something awesome as always. I've actually been hoping each week to see the number cards appear in something!

IKEA has other designs too, at price points from 5 cards for $1 (which is what I think these cards were) to 5 for $5.

Melanie Beth June 8, 2010 at 2:10 PM  

I've never seen these at Ikea before but I LOVE the ideas, can't wait to go look! I'm thinking I need to make those blocks for my son!

Gina M. June 8, 2010 at 3:58 PM  

What great ideas! For any IKEA note card divided into small pictures,really. I love IKEA and their note cards do look great in frames and are fun to send too. Now I have a new purpose for them! I love your ideas anyway. You come up with great ones, Tiffany! :)

Ali @ Honey and Maple Syrup June 8, 2010 at 5:19 PM  

I bought the number cards a long time ago because I loved them, but I never knew what to do with them. Thanks for the great ideas!

Erin A June 8, 2010 at 9:53 PM  

These are all such fun ideas!! I just love the cut outs hanging on the tree, perfect. Good eye on all of these!

TBonesMom June 8, 2010 at 10:20 PM  

All those ideas rock...NICE JOB!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage June 9, 2010 at 6:00 AM  

Great ideas! I would love for your to share some of them at my three linky parties:


You can get the details here:


Hope to see ya there!
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Sarah June 9, 2010 at 7:05 AM  

ohhhh! great ideas! I would have never thought of these. Thanks for sharing!

mle June 9, 2010 at 7:32 AM  

Love Ikea & #'s & doors & Love your ideas : )

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate June 9, 2010 at 9:11 AM  

These are fantastic!

Amy June 9, 2010 at 9:30 AM  

How perfect! You always have such great ideas! I love the uses--especially for gift tags!

Kari June 9, 2010 at 10:00 AM  

What a great idea for these cards! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

Ann @ makethebestofthings June 9, 2010 at 10:40 AM  

Love the tags and the blocks and the tree ornaments! Very clever! Now I want some Ikea images of my own.

Jelli June 9, 2010 at 11:19 AM  

You could also use these as part of a place setting for a fun fancy dinner.

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} June 9, 2010 at 5:56 PM  

What a great list! I love it. Thanks for all the great ideas. :)

Helena June 11, 2010 at 9:38 AM  

Adorable! There are so many uses for things like that. I want some, badly.

Thank you for participating the Creative Therapy session at Life in the Pitts!

Melanie@Crafty Cupboard June 11, 2010 at 11:31 AM  

What a fun idea! Or, rather, ideas! I must make a trip to Ikea soon and find their art cards. Those doors are charming.

Becca Ross June 13, 2010 at 10:37 AM  

Oooooohhhh! Cute idea! I wish I had an Ikea closer to me. I'd run there today. Thanks for linking up to Home and Family Friday!


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