Friday, December 18, 2015

Vintage Button Gift Tag Tutorial

I have another craft supply stash bust gift tag tutorial for you. Today we’re making gift tags with fabric ribbon and vintage buttons! Oh heck, let’s throw caution to the wind and use some scrapbook paper too.


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Many of the buttons I have in my grandmother’s button box are plain old shirt buttons. Great for replacing a lost one and better for crafting because there are so many of them. I also have odd lengths of ribbon from sewing projects that are too long to throw away and too small for my recent sewing projects. Inspired by finding  a box of business cards from my old company (may it rest in peace) I figured I could get these kids together and let them make quick, easy, and beautiful recycled gift tags together.

I’m sure you can figure out how I made the gift tags by looking at the picture so I almost don’t have to write a tutorial but since this is the holiday season is all about giving I will.


You will need:

White card stock Or two old business cards glued together information side in

Sizzix Big Shot and Sizzix Big Shot Tags die Or Tag paper punch Or 1/8 circle paper punch and scissors

Strong glue

Ribbon

Scissors

Buttons

Scrapbook paper

Baker’s twine, ribbon, string or crochet thread



Make it:

Grandma’s Buttons and Scraps Gift Tag

 


1. Cut the card stock or business cards into a tag shape using the Sizzix Big Shot and die, the tag paper punch, or round punch and scissors.

2. Cut a rectangle of scrapbook paper approximately three quarters size of your gift tag and glue to the tag.

3. Glue a piece of ribbon over the seam where the scrapbook paper and gift tag meet.
4. Glue a button to the left side of the ribbon.

5. Use the baker’s twine, ribbon, string or crochet thread to tie the gift tag to your present.


Grandma’s Ribbon and Button Box Gift Tag

 


1. Cut the card stock or business cards into a tag shape using the Sizzix Big Shot and die, the tag paper punch, or round punch and scissors.

2. Glue a piece of ribbon lengthwise and offset to the right or left side of the gift tag.

3. Glue either two buttons side by side or one small button on top of a larger button.

4. Use the baker’s twine, ribbon, string or crochet thread to tie the gift tag to your present.

 
Optional but recommended: Binge watch The Man in the High Castle while you make a ton of gift tags. I always stream a show or music while I craft, do you?

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