For Christmas 2 years ago, I wanted to make something super cute for my sister's family, since I had their names for gifts. I wanted to stay away from one large gift for the whole family to help each kid feel special.
I decided to make monograms for each child to hang in their room.
For my sister and her husband, I bought a set of 8 shutters on ebay (got into a bidding war with someone). I REALLY wanted THESE shutters.
Using two, I painted them black and put them together with the hinges that came with them. The binder clips are supposed to hold messages on there, but I think the next time I make a set, I will need to come up with something different.