I saw this cute project at Jane's blog and thought I'd try it out. I was mailing packages to my mom and mother-in-law and thought I'd tuck them in for an early Christmas treat.
I started with Dollar Store frames. In one set of frames I used push pins in the corners to hold the ornament ribbon.
A drop of hot glue on the underside of the push pins holds the ribbon securely.
The other set of frames was metal so I tucked a ribbon in the holder since push pins wouldn't go in.
I got these chipboard letters and painted them green. These are cool letters. It never occurred to me to paint thin cardboard, but it worked beautifully! I used about 1/100th of the letters in this $10 pack.
I put a piece of red scrapbook paper in the frame and dabbed a little glue on the letters to hold them in place and popped the frames back together. Easy!
I made one set for each Grandma with their grandchildrens' initials. I think they'll like them :)
Frames - $1 each
Letters - $10 for about 400
Scrapbook paper, glue, paint, push pins and ribbon - all on hand (free!)