I have a well documented addiction to paper punches, but what I haven't confessed is my equal addiction to beautiful ribbons. I can't bear to throw out even the smallest ends. Somewhere in blogland, I saw ribbon buckles. This gave me the idea to combine my two loves.
paper punches (2" scallop and 1/16" hole)
Punch a scalloped circle out of poster board. Punch 1/16" holes out of each half circle (scallop).
Make two slices about 1/4" from the center of the large shape with an exacto knife.
Embellish with glitter, paint, colored pencil, cover with scrapbook paper, etc. if you wish. I kind of like the plain white eyelet look.
Thread one end of the ribbon under the scallop and up and over the center tongue. Thread it through the second slit, then glue the short end to itself. Place the ribbon and buckle on the top of a box. Thread the other end of the ribbon under, over and through the buckle. Pull snuggly then trim the end.
Is this a case of the end justifying the means - er.... ribbon and punch addictions?