Ribbon is cheap and plentiful at this time of year. Not only is it inexpensive to buy but many people have plenty spare in their homes. The other advantage of ribbon is it comes in many styles and patterns, allowing you to make a truly unique ornament which could also me a nice early gift to someone.
For the Cinnamon decorations you will need
For the Christmas Card Holder you will need;
paper clips (or sticky tape)
Cinnamon sticks decorations.
Bundle the cinnamon sticks together. Things are a lot easier if you hold them in place with elastic bands. I used Dalchini Sticks which are very thick.
You can hem the ribbon first by folding the ends over double and top stitching in place.
Christmas Card Holder
For the cost of a piece of ribbon and a few minutes you can have a custom made card holder.
I find Grosgrain Ribbon works best
To begin with take some ribbon, about 3 times longer than the Card holder needs to be. Pleat the ribbon along it's length, make the pleats around 1.5 cm deep.
I chose brown to match my sofa but red, gold or green would look fantastic.
For more idea on festive projects and amazing wrapping ideas check out this fantastic blog I found today.