Thursday, January 12, 2012

DIY tarot card wall art



Buying my first deck of Tarot cards was exciting - there were so many different kinds to choose from, one more beautiful than the next. I have always been fascinated with divination, especially Tarot, so I wanted my first deck to be perfect. I ended up picking a deck with the original Rider Waite illustrations - it seemed like the classic choice for a first set.

When I took the deck up to the counter to buy, I asked the woman behind the counter for any tips on Tarot readings. She suggested that prior to researching the usual "meaning" for each card that I should go through the deck and write down how each card made me feel - what sense I got from it. This is the best advice ever and I would definitely recommend this same technique for anyone pursuing an interest in Tarot. Instead of drawing a card and flipping to the cookie cutter meaning, try to find your own meaning within each one. People are not all the same - why should each card mean the same for everyone every time? Even the same card can have a different meaning at different points in time.

I was trying to figure out a way to display my beautiful cards and I came up with this "bunting." I can hang cards from readings, cards that inspire me on a certain day, or just ones that have the prettiest illustrations. This wall art is wonderful!

I found these mini clothespins at a local craft store. One of the best non-clothing thrifts I've ever had was a bunch of half used rolls of chain - the kind you'd buy by the foot at a jewelry store. That's where I got my chain, although something like it could easily be purchased at a craft or jewelry store. The clothespins make it so easy to change what's hanging up - I love this idea for buntings of all kinds!





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zrno radosti said...

cute idea! :)

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Sara S ♥ said...

I love this! It's so cool! I don't have any tarot cards, but I would defintiely try it with an interesting desk of playing cards.

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The Jones said...

What a fun idea! This would also be really cute with postcards of famous artwork...or even squares or pennants of cool fabric!

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Teddi said...

oooooooo pretty! another blog friend of mine was asking if anyone knew how to do tarot reading in her post today. another friend, was referencing her pagan beliefs today as well. it must be the season.

Jackie said...

I kind of want to try this! Great idea!!

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Corinne said...

That's an awesome idea! I love the fact that it is interchangeable to your liking (I'd probably be changing it up all the time!). The chain is an awesome find! Super cute :D
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Amy said...

Thanks for your comment on my post, lovely to hear from you! I find Tarot fascinating, this is a lovely way to show their beauty off! I have a similar peg-hanging garland with polaroids on xXx

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Marella said...

Cute DIY!

wardrobeexperience said...

awesome. great idea!

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Gemma said...

this idea is BRILLIANT!!! i so often do readings that leave me SOOO inspired! i am doing this in my apartment :)

amanda said...

I love this idea - so adorable!

I saw in your profile that you're from Wisconsin! How exciting - that's where I'm from! (Racine)

I'm definitely your newest follower! ;)

xo,
Amanda

Atell Psychic Tarot said...

What a beautiful and super creative idea! This would look amazing as part of the decor for my consulting/reading room! thanks for sharing your wonderfully creative ideas. Love and Light x

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