Thanksgiving over, which means its finally time to decorate for CHRISTMAS! I’m excited can’t you tell. I started the tradition of using our kitchen cabinets to display our Christmas cards. It is an inexpensive way to decorate the kitchen and was reasonably cheap to construct in a few easy steps. The whole display cost me $4.00 to complete thanks to my local Dollar Tree. Not including the scotch tape.
3 Spools of Ribbon (1 spool will go over three cabinet doors).
- Buy ribbon. I have always purchased ribbon for this project at the Dollar Tree They have had a great teal color that matches my decor! But, you can buy your ribbon at any craft store. Click HERE to see the ribbon I used.
- Measure the ribbon out so that the ribbon lays flat across the front of the cabinet. You’ll want to make there is enough overlap that you can tie a knot later. Cut ribbon. Pro tip: One spool of ribbon covered three cabinets.
- Tie two ends of ribbon into a knot and tape above and below knot with a piece of scotch tape. You’ll need to make sure the ribbon lays flat.
- Close cabinet and make sure the ribbon lays flat. If the ribbon does not lay flat, you’ll want to re-tie the knot.
- As you receive cards from loved ones and friends, attach the cards to the ribbon with a safety pin. Click HERE to see the clothespin I use. I typically display three cards per cabinet door.
I decorated nine cabinet doors this way and used three spools of ribbon. Since I display three cards per door, I need 27 clothespins. That means this whole project costs me around $4!!! That’s an incredible price.
I can’t wait to see your displays! Share them.
- Amanda is a native of Richmond, VA. She enjoys writing, blogging, traveling, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.