The Life of Jennifer Dawn: Easy Handmade Tags

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Easy Handmade Tags

My mother crochets and knits the sweetest items--dishcloths, scarves, blankets, hats...
I've told her that she needs to open her own little Etsy shop, but for now she is content to use her handmade creations as gift items.  The crocheting and knitting helps her pass the time while waiting with my dad through chemotherapy each week.  My mother gave me the dishtowel above to use as one of the prizes at my sister's wedding shower.  She also asked if I knew a quick way to make some tags so that she could attach them to her creations.  Here is the quickest, easiest way to make a tag...
1. Use your computer to print off the text for your tag onto card stock.  Punch out the text with a circular punch.  I used a 1 inch punch.
2. Hole punch the top of the tag in order to be able to thread ribbon through it.  I like to use a ribbon punch, but you could really use any hole punch.  Thread the ribbon through and wrap it around your item.
That's it!  Quick and easy!  For a little extra flair, you could attach the circle punch to a larger piece of decorative card stock before using the hole punch on it.  The possibilities are endless...  What would you use these for?
Happy crafting!

1 comment:

  1. wow! you make it look so simple (which I'm sure it is) but SOO creative! love it. thanks for the "how to" - maybe I can try this out over the holidays this year! woo-hoo!


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