Garden Note- Small Floral Arrangement

A fun way to display tulips and queen anne’s lace is to put them in a collectible British toby jug.

(Photo- Martha Browne)

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A Holiday Break

 Readers,

I’ll be taking a nice long break from Nibs to enjoy our son while he’s home from Prague. Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year. Posting will resume Monday, January 15, 2018.

Warm regards,

Christmas Craft #33- 1 Box 3 Ways

One simple brown craft box is made over three ways.

#1. French Laundry Ribbon- (top) Laundry ribbon initially was used to monogram a person’s clothing or linens. Here the ribbon adds a nice personal touch for the recipient. The final flourish- tuck in some nandina berries and leaves.

#2. Embroidered Lid-(middle) Use a pencil to lightly draw out a letter or other design. Then take a yarn needle and thimble (this helps to push the needle through) and begin making holes. Erase pencil lines. Thread needle and do a back stitch.

#3. Pearl Shell Buckle- (bottom) Slip wide ribbon under and over the buckle’s center part. Fasten ends underneath box with clear tape. Cut any extra ribbon that shows.

(Photos- Martha Browne)

Note- Craft boxes, embroidery thread and sewing supplies can be found at Hobby Lobby. Check eBay for buckle and etsy for monogrammed ribbon.