Do you ever just have one of those palm-to-forehead moments when you suddenly see a solution that you should have seen long ago?
Yep. Me too.
Like when it occurred to me to hang my Christmas Countdown Advent Garland on black foam-core board and dress it up like a chalkboard.
Duh!! Why did I not think of this YEARS ago?
Hanging the garland this way helps ground the all the whimsy of the tags and pom-pom trim, makes it so much easier to display the garland at my events, and saves my walls at home!
To add a little extra umph (a technical decorating term,) I used white chalk to write Advent at the top, creating a chalkboard effect. My lettering skills are far from lovely, but if I figure in order to get better, I am going to have to keep trying… So the uneven, wonky, homespun letters are here to stay.
I used wooden thumbtacks to pin each row to the board.
To hang the display, I just punched holes through the board with a pencil (again, aren’t you amazed with my technical abilities?) and ran some ribbon through each hole, tying it together at the top.
And then Voila! A nice, neat, easy way to display my (or any) loopy droopy Advent Garland.
Don’t you love it when you figure out something that just makes you feel all clever inside?