Mod Grommet Snowman Gift Tag and Ornament

created at: 12/22/2010

created at: 12/22/2010

Before winding up the Wine Bottle Roundup, you may want to quickly put together a mod puffy snowman gift tag/ornament. Made from a houndstooth remnant, dacron, felt and a silver 1/2″ grommet, he’s a cute little touch of MOD anyone would love. This is fast and easy if you have the materials in your craft stash.

1. Use round patterns to draw three concentric circles in a snowman shape on a piece of fabric, dacron and a felt back. Continue Reading

Curbly Roundup: Gift Wrap & Tags

created at: 12/15/2010

When prepping for this roundup, Iimagined I’d find hundreds if not thousands of gift wrap and gift tag ideas. I was right. Picking just a sample of all that I found proved to be overwhelming. But, I turned on my internal editor and got to work. My criteria for including the ones I have? Something about the images had to make me pause as I clicked through. A clever use of materials, something I hadn’t seen before or just the sheer loveliness of object. Continue Reading

Make French Enameled Numbers

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I’m not sure what I would do with French enameled numbers, but I wanna make ’em. What’s cool about Gail’s version, is they aren’t enameled, or French for that matter. Take a look.    

They’re actually made using metal tags and embossing powder. Cool, huh? Here’s the materials list, all of which should be familiar to card makers and scrapbookers alike:

  • metal tags (Gail found hers at her local True Value hardware store)
  • sand paper
  • white spray paint
  • StazOn ink pad (available in the scrap-booking aisle of your favorite craft store)
  • clear embossing powder (also available in the scrap-booking aisle of your favorite craft store)
  • parchment paper
  • twine
  • number rubber stamps
  • electric fry pan
  • spatula

Mosey on over to Can’t Stop Making Things (ain’t it true?!) for the entire how to. Continue Reading

Free Printable: Modern Reindeer Holiday Gift Tags

Creature Comforts is featuring these free, printable gift tags created by Kristina Walton…

Says Kristina: “Today I’m going to share with you how to make a seriously simple gift tag I designed for your holiday packages, because sticker tags are just so 2008. This DiY may require you to purchase a few new supplies, but believe me, once you’ve got them, you will never put them down.”

Supplies before you begin:

  • White card stock
  • Ribbon
  • Hand-held Punch
  • 2.5 inch circular paper punch
  • And the tag downloads

Get ’em here.