Since they were 1/2 price I grabbed one for each of us in the family thinking I would do something with them somewhere in the new house.
I had thought about putting J+S=BTEGA above the couch but then I realize each little plaque required two nails! That's a whole lot of nail holes I couldn't commit to.
Then I thought I would put them downstairs since I have neglected that space but I needed to paint before hanging anything. So I got up early and put a fresh coat of paint in the room. I considered attaching them to a large piece of wood but then realized it would weigh close to a hundred pounds.
After much thought I came up with the idea of hanging them from curtain rods on the large wall downstairs.
"Huh?!" you say.
I went to Wal-Mart and for $2.97 each I picked up three dark petite curtain rods. They are all the same I just extended the middle one out a touch. Please forgive the pics, even though I have a nice camera I love to use my phone. It's just so much quicker!
I bought some ribbon that was the texture and width I wanted and cut 7 strips all the same length.
Then I laced a ribbon through the back of each of the plaques.
I also really like this idea for combined families. Since this is all first initials it includes everyone vs excluding one or more with last name initials.
Total cost: $30