Adding little details to the everyday is how I make life just a bit more special. And one way I like to do that is by using handmade elements whenever possible. The project I'm featuring today is one such craft, + I'm so excited to be able to share it with you.
I love the handmade quality theses tags add.
- pasta machine for rolling (a rolling pin works just as well)
- polymer clay
- paint pens in fine + ultra fine
- plastic straw
- fondant cutters
- wax paper
- Decorative baker's twine or string
Using the fondant cutters, press out your tags. Next, use the straw to create a hole for your twine. (I found that after two or three uses the straw would become clogged with clay. When that happened, I simply snipped off the end.)
I tested several types of polymer clay on this project - white, an odd colored translucent, + an iridescent. My favorite by far was this iridescent clay. I love the shimmery effect of the background.
And lastly, attach the twine to your beautifully executed handmade tags.
I love the handmade quality these tags have. As each recipient recieves their gift, they'll have a tag that can be recycled from year to year.
There's nothing like the holidays to show off your creative prowess. Should you decide to craft some gift tags for yourself, I hope you'll share your creations as inspiration for others.