If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I spent the day at the Magic Kingdom since I now have the know how to TWITTER WHILE MOBILE. But not as in driving. Or even walking. In fact, I have to be completely still in order to text and/or Twitter. And if you’re at Disney World and standing in a line or two. YOU’RE GOING TO BE VERY STILL FOR A GOOD WHILE.
And that would be my excuse for being so scarce. Carrying on with that theme, I wanted to show you how I display our Christmas cards. That is, if we even receive any this year. Since I have not sent out a card and requisite Christmas letter SINCE I BEGAN THIS BLOG. Because I am pitiful.
I likely will not get a card and letter out this year either, and will instead say “just go to the blog” with a wave of my pitiful hand. So fortunately I’ve saved Christmas cards from years past and I will simply display the old cards on my walls, and pretend that we still have friends that send Christmas cards.
For years I taped cards to the walls. And that just speaks all manner of classy. So I came up with a better way to show of our nonexistent pretend friend’s cards. I talked about this last year at about this time, but I found more photographic evidence to show you.
So here goes.
This is the styrofoam board I use. You can find sheets of this stuff at any home improvement store. It’s very thin and light weight. You can also cut it to any size you wish. Mine are long and thin, because they were purchased to use as insulation for the interior of our garage door.
Next, take a roll of wrapping paper, and pretend like you’re wrapping an over-sized piece of gum. Using a stapler. My trusty assistant, Emme, demonstrates.
Behold. A giant wrapped, stick of gum. You know, it occurred to me that you can also use fabric.
Embellish it as you wish. I use a simple fabric bow. (Fashioned courtesy of my Bow Dazzler!) Also, I use a length of fabric stapled to the back to hang it. Since I don’t want to make holes in the wall, I use removable Command Adhesive Mini Hooks. I keep a stash of these for emergency decorating projects. What constitutes an emergency decorating project? For example, hypothetically speaking of course, you’re having company, and you want to disguise an unsightly stain on the wall. Hypothetically. And btw, yogurt is a stain that WILL NOT COME OFF OF A WALL. Or ceiling, for that matter.
You can make as few or as many of these as you need. Depending on how many friends you have. Or in my case, how many cards I’ve saved from Christmas Past.
Happy decorating, my friends.