Christmas Tags

Ah, ’tis the season… for going broke. I don’t want to be a Scrooge or a mood killer, but am I right? I was wrapping gifts last week and when I reached for my pile of tags… there were none 😦

HATE it when that happens!

I score a deal at Big Lots or something on all my supplies like that and expect the stock pile to just last forever and, mysteriously enough, it doesn’t.  Call me cheap, but I did not want to buy more!

I went to my stash of scraps…

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These looked the most “Christmas-y” to me.

At Job #1 we get free samples from vendors all the time. I decided to try those stabilizer samples out for this project. I folded some lightweight cut-away stabilizer twice and cut a tag shaped template.

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Why make one when you can make four?

I did this with all the square samples I had available.

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The stabilizer will be sandwiched in the fabric to make it stiff like a real tag. So, I prepped my scraps by ironing them. Then, I doubled the fabric and cut around the tag templates.

How cute. I’m starting to get excited 🙂

Once I assembled all the stabilizer templates inside the 2 fabric scraps, all I did was sew a straight stitch around all the edges.

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I used a hole punch (you could use scissors too), to make the tag hole.  Put ribbon through the hole and curl it for extra pizazz 🙂

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I tied the ribbon around the bows on all my gifts I’d already wrapped, instead of just taping it to the gift. I’m really happy with how they turned out!

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How cool are these tags?
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Just use a marker for the names.

I almost bought more Christmas tags… thank God for inspiration.

These look so good I don’t think I’ll ever buy tags again. I’m gonna do this for every holiday and birthday from now on. I think they give a truly personal touch to the gifts… and they look pretty cool too. The best part, though… they’re absolutely free 🙂

Merry Christmas!

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