Tuesday, December 22, 2015

DIY Cabinet Christmas Card Holder


This tutorial is a bit late for the season but if you're like me, you probably are just now getting cards, so maybe it's not *too* late. 

Cabinet Christmas Card Holder


Ribbon (I used a burlap and red ribbon. It's found in the curtain making supplies area)
Needle and Thread or Sewing Machine
Optional: Soft Batting


1. Cut Elastic and Ribbon

The first thing you need to do is cut the ribbon 2-3 inches longer than the length of your cabinet. Cutting the elastic is a bit of a guessing game. You don't want the holder to end up loose, so cut the elastic smaller than the length of the cabinet door. Take into consideration how stretchy the elastic is (some types have more stretch so you will need to cut the elastic piece even shorter). 

2. Sew the Elastic and Ribbon Together

Using either a needle and thread or sewing machine, to connect the ribbon to the top of the elastic. Make sure if you're using a machine, you use a zig zag stitch so the thread doesn't break as you stretch out the elastic. 

3. Optional: Add Padding to Ribbon

Since I have a brand new kitchen, the very last thing I want to do is scratch my cabinets. I added a strip of batting to the back of the ribbon. Using a color thread that matched the red of my ribbon, I sewed a line down the ribbon to keep the batting attached. 

The finished product was pretty fun and will be a great item to use year after year. 


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