Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Conundrum

We typically decorate for Christmas. Not that you would know, seeing as how we’re well into December and I just threw out some orange and yellow flowers leftover from Thanksgiving, yesterday. That’s about all the decoration we had going on. This weekend, though. This weekend there will be mulled wine and Christmas carols and tree trimmings and The Funasaurus can just suck it up and because I know it’s not his thing but rest assured, darling, your life will be so much pleasanter if you just let me drink my hot spicy wine and pierce your ears with my rendition of “Deck the Halls.” No, seriously.

Also, I have an outdoor problem, and this is where I am hoping to garner advice from the dear internets. We have these lovely white columns outside our house. And last year I found this awesome wide red velvet ribbon that I wrapped around the columns to create a candy cane-ish effect. Unfortunately, the columns are made of plastic or something (read: not wood) and are not so easy to attach things to. Like winding bands of red velvet ribbon. So I, being well into the mulled wine by that point last year, decided that the best way to stick them on the columns was to literally stick them. With tape. With Scotch tape. Because apparently Christmas decorations fall somewhere between grade school art class and Mailboxes Etc. in my world.

Needless to say, they did not last the night. So I added more tape the next day, and they stayed... sort of. We had very droopy candy cane columns. I’m sure our neighbors were thrilled with our addition to the neighborhood adornments. So my question to you is, do you have any brilliant ideas for sticking ribbon to hard, plastic-y columns? I mean, besides Scotch tape? Because that really didn’t work so well. And the columns are white, so I don’t really want to go with duct tape, as wonderful as it is, because it doesn’t blend so well.

Or should I just dip back into the eggnog/hot toddies/mulled wine and forget about the dumb columns, already?

10 comments:

JoJo said...

Isn't there white duct/electrical tape out there somewhere? I swear I've seen it.

CeeCee said...

what about double sided duct tape?

meno said...

try spit. It works for hair.

Nail gun?

Aren't i helpful?

ms chica said...

Double sided carpet tape holds well, but it is a pain to remove (might require a solvent like goo gone). Rubber cement might work, easier to remove.

Try a small area, in case it doesn't work well.

Diane said...

Some sort of double sided sticky things.

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Pauline said...

go here: www.itctapes.com

Chelsey said...

Im pretty sure they have duct tape in every color of the rainbow. Why not get the red stuff so it will blend? Or substitute the tape for the ribbon entirely? Although, if your like me and leave your decorations up till darn near February, it may leave some unpleasant sticky-ness.

Leah said...

Although, if you take Chelsey's advice and leave it up until February, it could double as Valentine decor.

Nick, Holly and Maren said...

Can you stick a little tack into it? Should be enough to hold the ribbon but only leave a teeny hole in the column. Better than risking the paint chipping...I think we have a stash of thumbtacks if you want to have some.