Kids seem to treasure and collect some of the most unexpected items. Things that grown-ups might find completely unexceptional are often fascinating and special to kids.
This is a great project for getting these little trinket collections out of the box (or off the floor) and up to a pride-of-place position.
You will need:
- your chosen trinkets
- grosgrain ribbon the same width as your trinket (I love the ones from Eckersley's, they had a great vintage feel)
- needle and thread (I used invisible thread and also gold thread)
- balsa wood (I used 3mm x 95mm balsa wood from Bunnings)
- large jump rings (I used Ribtex 10mm boho gold from Lincraft)
- First you need to match your trinkets to your ribbons. They look best when the ribbon is the same width as the item that will hang from it.
- Attach jump rings to each trinket using a needle and thread. Where the thread is obvious I used gold thread to add a bit of shine.
- Decide how long you want them to hang and cut ribbons for each trinket. Thread ribbon through jump rings after they are attached to trinkets.
- Turn the ends of the ribbon with right sides facing each other and, using a needle and thread, sew a running stitch across the top. Trim excess ribbon.
- Turn right side out again and press lightly with an iron.
- Cut the balsa wood length so it is the same length as the ribbons widths you want to hang off it. It is really easy to cut and I just used the inner part of a pair of pliers.
- I then poked a small pin through the balsa wood and into the wall. The ribbon covered the pin and voila!