We are trying to keep our fridge at the new place free of clutter, and I had an unused bulletin board sitting in the basement of the old house, so Monday evening I rescued the bulletin board and headed to Joann’s to search for some supplies. I decided to try and create strings of lights instead of a tree shape with the ribbon, and was able to find some trim with colored light charms on it.
I wrapped the bulletin board in some ivory fabric with gold sparkles in it. Everything is better with a little sparkle!
I broke out one of my favorite tools, the staple gun, and stapled the fabric all around the back of the board.
After I had the fabric stretched over the board, I laid out the ribbon.
I tacked it with brads in the middle, and hot glued it along the edge.
Next I glued some thicker gold ribbon along the borders of the piece. Finally, I stitched on the Christmas light charms I found at Joann’s. I bought some that were pre-sewed onto trim, but they were only about an inch apart, and I wanted them more spaced out on my finished project. I don’t have any action shots from this part, since my camera charger was missing and Rich’s phone was stolen, but both problems have since been remedied…want to see the finished project?
I love how it turned out, and so grateful to the world of blogging for providing the inspiration! I look forward to keeping this up for years to come, all I need now are some more Christmas cards!