Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Decoupage gift tags 33/50 - 50 makes of Christmas

The first post I made for this challenge was my dipped gift tags, well I have been busy with the gift tags again and taken some of those tags a step further by applying decoupage.

The technique is simply to separate a single layer from a paper napkin, tear out the image that you want and glue onto the desired surface.  I shared this with you here when I up-cycled some of the clay ornaments I have been making.

It works well with the dipped tags, my only concern is that it might all be a bit monochrome but I am hoping that the use of lashings red ribbons and chunky red wool to attach them to the gifts will remedy that.

I had originally planned to use the red and white stripped string I showed in the photos but I think it does need something more robust to bring in a flash of colour.

They are already to be used, I now have to start sorting out what gifts I already have in that can be wrapped and tagged. Then I need to work out who is left to either buy for or make for.

Number 33 ticked off the list, leaving only 17 makes to go to complete my challenge of 50 makes for Christmas.

Am I the only one who thinks they will wrap their presents as they buy them and then every year I end up in front of a Christmas movie or two with a huge pile of presents and an equally huge pile of wrapping paper and ribbons.  The first few are all beautifully wrapped with coordinating ribbons and tags and look like something out of a magazine but by the end you are lucky if there is even enough paper on it let alone a tag!!

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