Displaying the Memories – A Tutorial

I am super sappy and sentimental.  So when I am given a card with a heartfelt message, whether for a special occasion or just because, I can’t get rid of it.  Please tell me I’m not alone in this!  I love to go back and re-read these cards, but that’s tricky [and impractical!] when they’re just packed away in a box somewhere.

So I came up with an easy way to display the cards, so that I can re-read them any time I want.

I started with an empty frame.

The frame I used was from a bulletin board [I had taken the bulletin board out to use it for something else]

I then pounded four nails on each side of the frame.  The frame itself is plastic, but since there was wood inside, I put the nails in like you see above.  Repeat this on the other side of the frame, so that the nails are directly across from each other. [Most people would probably measure, so that their nails are spaced equally and the nails really are directly across… I, of course, am not most people and just eye ball it]

I then cut some pieces of ribbon, slightly longer than the width of the frame.  You want enough extra length to be able to tie the ribbon, which you will trim later.  Cut one length of ribbon for each pair of nails.

Tie the ribbon to the nails and trim any extra ribbon.

[Close up view… just for fun]

Now, hang your cards!  I used some mini-clothes pins that I found at IKEA years ago, plus some cards I just hung right on the ribbon. [And after looking at the photos, I decided to tighten the top ribbon… looks much better now!]

Easiest. Project. Ever.

And P.S. thanks so much for all your congrats and well-wishes for our newest babe.  We’ve been blessed to have lots of help over the last three weeks [seriously… my mom = ah-may-zing], and now we’re trying to figure out our new routine.  I’ve got a lot of projects and new ventures that I’m going to be diving into and sharing with you soon!

Here’s where I’ll be linking up!

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