Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Black Friday DIY

Are you prepared for the barrage of holiday cards that will soon be filling your mailbox? Perplexed as to how to display them in a festive manner? Here is our solution: a garland created out of ribbon clipped with paper covered clothespins!

These are easy to make and have an array of holiday uses (clip one to a package with your card, lay one on its side on the counter and use it to hold a recipe card while you whip up a batch of your favorite Christmas cookies, or glue a magnet on the back and place on your fridge to hold holiday party invitations).

Stop by the store on Friday, November 27th and make 2 clips for $1.00!

The clips are easy and inexpensive and if you don't have time to stop by on Friday here are the directions.

Supplies: clothespins, card stock, red liner tape, exacto knife, modge podge, paint brush

Step one:
Apply a strip of red tape to one side of the clothespin

Step two:
Trim off excess tape

Step three:
Peel off tape backing

Step four:
Place clothespin, tape side down, onto back side of cardstock

Step five:
Trim around clothespin. Repeat steps 1-5 on opposite side of clothespin.

Step six:
Apply thin layer of Modge Podge or Diamond Glaze over top of paper.

1 comment:

Naomi said...

This is gorgeous! And I also love the idea of using the clothespins to hold up a recipe card. :)