This inexpensive sewing staple is sold in all sorts of styles -- metallic and matte, satin and chenille -- at craft and fabric stores, and online (trymasterstrokecanada.com or hancockfabrics.com). Vintage varieties can often be found at yard sales and flea markets.
Use our techniques to transform trim into seasonal sundries. Kids can help create stockings, ornaments, or gift bags; making shams or a table runner is a more ambitious endeavor. Whichever project you choose, rickrack will give the holidays a charming twist.