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…
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.
I did this with all the square samples I had available.
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.
Once I assembled all the stabilizer templates inside the 2 fabric scraps, all I did was sew a straight stitch around all the edges.
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 🙂
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!
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 🙂