DIY Card or Picture Holder

By: Goldie

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. 

Materials:

  • 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

 Directions:

  1. Cut foam cork down to desired size
  2. 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.
  3. Cut ribbon 2” longer than your board. Lay them out the way you desire.
  4. 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.
  5. Fill with your holiday cards or pictures and enjoy! 

Trim the Tree with M&J Trimming!

By Roseann

The thought of having to design Holiday decorations was a bit scary for me, I have to admit.  I wanted to design a décor that is not the same old boring red and green you see year after year, yet it should some how be traditional.  I was perplexed, so I began to rummage through decorations of the past.  I found a box of traditional Christmas bulbs used for decorating trees and garland and began playing with some of my favorite trims.  The trims I found work best include; all sorts of fringe from glass to leather, sequins, pleated ribbons, and cording.  The results are well, interesting.   I think the looks are funky and fun and with our Black Friday Sale on November 27th at www.MJTRM.com, I hope they inspire you to try something different.