Present Card Holders
The holidays are filled with such wonderful cards from friends and family and I am always trying to figure out ways to display them. This year, I have made a ton of these little “presents” and am using them to showcase the cards along the mantle in our family room. They are so easy to make which is great, because they can be used for many things. You could use them as food identifiers during your holiday party or insert blank cards with names written on them for place settings at your next holiday dinner.
• May Arts Ribbon
– 2 yd – 3/8" Red velvet ribbon (PV25)
– 2 yd – 3/8" Green velvet ribbon (PV16)
– 2 yd – 3/16" Green grosgrain stripe (RG46)
• DCWV christmas combo mat stack
– 3-4 Sheets of coordinating patterns
• 1 pkg. of 10 – 1.25" wooden blocks
• Double sided tape
• Small paperclips
• Drill with 1/16" bit
Step 1 –Trim multiple 5.25" x 2.75" rectangles out of your DCWV paper.
Step 2 –Using double sided tape, begin wrapping your square blocks as you would a present. Be sure to hide the tape underneath the flaps so it is unnoticeable from the outside.
Step 3 –Stick a length of tape across the bottom of your wrapped package. Cut a length of ribbon 4.25" long and secure around cube.
Step 4 –Starting at the bottom, stick a 15" length of ribbon onto the cube, then bring to the top and tie a bow. Note: The ribbon is wrapped in 2 pieces to avoid a bulge on the bottom of the cube which would make it sit unbalanced.
Step 5 –Drill a hole down into the top of your wrapped cube, just outside of the ribbon intersection.
Step 6 –Pull down one end of a paperclip, bending it so it is straight and cut off the end by 3/8".
Step 7 –Insert paperclip into the hole you drilled. You can secure in place with glue, but it isn't necessary. To finish, place your holiday cards into the top portion of the paperclip. Alternate uses would be holders for buffet food cards or dinner guest names.
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Blog post by: Tiffin Mills