Let me begin by wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year - as I write this post about a crafty idea to hang your Holiday cards. By now you have probably received a few Christmas or Holiday cards and might be searching for an easy way to display them. A way which doesn’t destroy the cards themselves (keeper photos!) or your walls, cabinets, or furniture with tape or nails.
Here is an idea I came up with years ago to make ribbon holders that slip over the doors in my home—full size doors like this, and also cabinet doors in the kitchen. The key is to use elastic and craft ribbon (sewn together or attached with safety pins) to make a stretchable sling. Then I just attach small binder clips to the ribbon with straight pins (old technology) or a tag gun (newer technology, and advisable if you have small children). So, no tape, no nails, nothing permanent, and totally usable for next year.
Here’s what the back side of the ribbon holder looks like. I have sewn the elastic to the ribbon at the top, and used a safety pin at the bottom. It is advisable to use a fabric ribbon rather than a paper or plastic ribbon.
It really couldn’t be simpler. And I’m very surprised I have never seen this commercially available…though I have Googled it and have seen some other clever ideas, but never on exactly like this.
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Thanks for reading my rather crafty post today. I hope that your holiday decorating and shopping are going well! In eastern Massachusetts we got almost 7” of snow yesterday and that definitely puts me in a fine Christmas spirit. Now if I could just find some energy to send out my own Christmas cards….
Barbara Phillips, interior designer and owner of Center Stage Interior Designs, has delivered impeccable window treatments and design services to both residential and commercial clients in Massachusetts since 2001.