I made this tag with a few little things I already had: a piece of cardboard, an old t-shirt, a little piece of paper, a button, some thread and beads. Very easy to make. And it cost almost nothing.
It can be attached to any gift you wish to give. Of course, you can vary the colors to your taste, or to those of whom will be the happy receiver.
I made 70 tags. No, I am not giving 70 gifts at Christmas. Wish I could, but not possible. 😉 My mother will deliver them to a youth centre, where they assemble various donated items to make Christmas gift boxes. They can personalised the gift by writing a name and a few words on the tag.
I wrote a tutorial for this Christmas tag that you will find below. There is a printable version on my Web site and in my Craftsy Pattern Store (in English and in French). Just in case you wish to make one. Or a few dozens.
Christmas Tag Tutorial
- Thick cardboard for the background: rectangle of 9.5 x 10.5 cm / 3 1/2” x 4”
- Fabric that does not fray (an old t-shirt, for example):
- rectangle of 7.5 x 9 cm / 3” x 3 1/2”
- strip of 0.5 x 20 cm / 1/4” x 8”
- Thick paper with motifs (ex.: scrapbooking paper) for a star, a Christmas ball ornament, a tree or a gingerbread man
- Buttons : one for the centre of the star, one for the top of the ball ornament, one for the top of the tree, two for the coat of the gingerbread man
- Three small metallic beads (silvery or golden)
- Metallic threads, two different colors (silvery, golden, red, green, etc.)
- Glue stick
- Cut the cardboard for the background.
- Cut a rectangle piece of fabric. Glue it to the background cardboard, slightly in diagonal.
- With a punch, make a hole in the top left corner.
- Cut the chosen motif in thick paper (star, Christmas ball ornament, tree, gingerbread man). Glue it on the fabric rectangle, in the centre and straight.
- Decorate the motif with a nice button: in the centre of the star, on top of the ball ornament, on top of the tree or on the belly of the gingerbread man. Glue it.
- Cut the strip of fabric, pass it through the hole and attach it.
- Cut two metallic threads of different colors at a length of 100 cm / 39”. Fold the two threads two times (together), pass them through the hole and make a nice bow.
- Apply a little dot of glue on the bow’s knot and then three little beads unto the glue.
Have fun and send me a picture of your tag. I would love to see it!
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