Here's another option for fancy homemade gift tags. It takes a bit more time to make than my fabric gift tags but it really brings out the individuality of each gift. With some precut wooden shapes from Michael's and some wooden clothspins, you have yourself some inexpensive and super easy wooden gift tags. So, here's how I made them.
- precut wooden shapes from Michael's
- tacky glue (or wood glue, whatever you have on hand).
- various paints for paint wood and a paint brush.
- Sharpie pen to write the name. You can paint it on too, but I'm just not that talented. :-)
Preferably you'll want to pick shapes that will cover the clothspin completely. I've played around with shortening the cloths pin by just cutting of a small amount of each side, but really, it's just easier to pick different shapes. You might get away with cutting just one side (the one that's getting glued to the wooden shape) - but I haven't tried it (if you try it, please let me know how it goes).
1. Put a small amount of glue onto one side of the cloths pin, as shown and glue it onto the back of the wooden shape. You'll know which side the back is by where the sticker was located and let me tell you, those stickers do not like coming off. I'm just saying. If you're wooden shape isn't completely flat, you might need to clamp it down some way while the glue dries. I just used a hair tie to hold it in place. Just let it dry now.
2. Once it's dry, you can remove the clamp, and clip it onto somewhere. It sure does make it handy to paint. Paint to your liking.
3. Write in the name and clip to gift.
Gosh, I have more pictures than I do steps. See I told you it was easy.
(oh, and yeah, I do realize that Christmas is two months away. :-) but if someone can request my Christmas wishlist this early, I can start posting Christmas crafts this early. hehe. Besides, those two months go by fast.)