Now that Holiday Season is in full swing I am sure that you’ve all got an enormous amount of cards poring in. Running out of room on the mantel? We may have a solution for you; this project is quick and relatively inexpensive. All you will need is; some ribbon, left over fabric, and a hot glue gun, and you’re in business.
- Piece of foam cork, we cut ours down to 24” x 24”
- 1 ½ yard of each ribbon you’d like to use
- Piece of fabric 2” larger than the measurement of your foam cork
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- Cut foam cork down to desired size
- Place foam cork over top pressed fabric and center. Starting on one side fold over 1” remaining fabric and hot glue to the back of cork. I like to glue the corners over first at a 45 degree angle before the sides; I believe it makes the cleanest looking corners.
- Cut ribbon 2” longer than your board. Lay them out the way you desire.
- Fold ends towards the back and hot glue. You may want to pull out a ruler to be sure you get them all nice and straight.
- Fill with your holiday cards or pictures and enjoy!
One of the many trends for this season and one of my favorites are nail heads. I’d like to share with you a way to create your own hat using nail heads. I purchased this inexpensive hat at H&M.
Choose a design you like or you can work at random. Once your design has been chosen mark points for nail heads to be applied using fabric marker or chalk. Applying nail heads is quite easy and requires nothing more than a little time and a simple rhinestone setting tool, if you do not have one you may use the side of a pencil or pen. Apply nail head to the mark and push the prongs completely through the fabric, then using your rhinestone setter or side of pencil push the prongs inwards to secure.
For my first post I decided to create an easy DIY chain and seed bead necklace. Although I choose these materials solely many other combinations can be created from the array of trims offered by M&J such as; ribbons, lace, cording, and leathers.
To get the look:
- Cut 1 piece of beaded trim 3” longer than length of 1 of the chains.
- Thread this piece through the chain and secure ends with glue
- Next thread the other piece of beaded trim through second chain, knot the excess trim off to one side and let hang
- by widening one of the links in the back of the chain attach the two chains together