Thursday, March 31, 2011

Create your own Gift Bag Tag or Topper!

Carouse through the gift wrap aisle of a Hallmark store and see the gift tag 'toppers' - you know the decorative tags that just stick on the front of a bag or on a wrapped parcel?  They are more for " decoration " than for tags.
Anyways....they were all cute in one way or another, but I was thinking, for that price - we sooooo could to-ta-lly do ones ourselves!!!!

So there I am last night - looking at the last of my ICE CREAM PARLOR paper [see SU!'s 2011 Sale-A-Bration].
  1. I had paper - I had buttons - I had ribbon. All co-ordinating, hmmmm....then it struck me to use my  Ornament Punch to create a vase...
  2. use my buttons as flowers...
  3. and use the ribbon as a gift bag handle!!!           
 I was done in no time! [well, okay, 30 mins!]           

Ta da!  I give you my GIFT TAG/TOPPER!  

It's a little gift bag itself, ha ha!  Ain't it cute! 
CLICK on picture for a closer view.  
Here is what I did:
  •  Cut 2 squares of pretty paper in the size you like. 
  •  Embellish the corners with scraps of co-ordinating papers.  
  •  Use the ORNAMENT PUNCH {and co-ordinating paper}. TRIM OFF THE POINT and instant vase! 
  • Attach the vase to the front square and plan out your button flowers. 
  •  Use a piercer to create holes and stitch with floss to create ' stems '. An optional method would be to 'draw' stitched stems using a marker.  
  •  attach flower buttons above stems securely with a knot.
  •  attach a length of ribbon to act as a handle inside the back square, then attach squares around the sides and bottom.
  • Using a decorative border punch, create a border and adhere to the top edges front and back.
  •  Sandwiched some tissue paper in the bag. 
  •  Leave the back side blank for writing a message or to attach to a real gift bag.

Mine is going on my ' TAG TREE' for now.... this really is a fun and quick project .

Bye- bye!

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