I backed the Christmas blocks with rigid Peltex as I want them to stand up. I used double sided fusible to attach the gold ribbon binding. The next step will be using wide velvet ribbon (probably meant for holiday wreaths) as the connecting element.. Doing it on the grid of the cutting mat will help me keep everything all in line... hopefully.
I tried a green and red ribbon for the binding as well as the gold but much preferred the gold.. After they are all attached I will do the "over the top" gold embellishing with more gold cordings and braid. It will all go on with a hot glue gun as stitching through the Peltex is too difficult. Now where is that glue gun which I have not used for 10 years at least?
Remember my discovery that clustering hummingbird feeders is the solution to hummingbird territorial wars? Well it works... I have seven feeders on my little sitting porch and not only is there a minimum of aggression, I have many, many more hummingbirds. I have also had many types of hummingbird feeders over the years but this type by First Nature is by far my favorite. It is the easiest to clean and refill of all I have used. I disposed of all my others and use these exclusively... I ordered them from Amazon but I've seen them at Walmart also. Next year I will add a couple more.