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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Tag and twine ornaments {with book pages}

Hi friends! I sure hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and are enjoying this long weekend! :) Did you eat too much like I did? ;)

Well, now that Thanksgiving weekend is coming to a close, I thought I would show you these ornaments I made...

I first saw this picture from Country Living at Katie's blog, On the Banks of Squaw Creek, and was inspired!

{Do you see that amazing galvanized tub? I took one look at that, and decided our tree was going to sit inside one of those this Christmas!}

And those sweet tags hanging from the tree...I had card stock I'd purchased last year, intending to make tags similar to this to tie onto Christmas gifts, but never did.

{The story of my life.}

But seeing this picture, of course I had to make tag ornaments!

I used the pages of an old dictionary for some of them...

and the pages of an ordinary book for others...

These are so simple they almost don't need a tutorial, but I am going to do a little one anyway!

What you'll need:

card stock

a book


school glue stick, such as Elmer's

hole punch



eyelet setter

stamp and stamp pad

glue gun and glue sticks

decorative jewels and buttons

miniature doilies {found at JoAnn's}

First, print the tag template, or you can make your own. The picture of the tag above is not pictured to scale, but if you save it to a file, and then print, it will print to size.

{if you have any problems with this, you can let me know, and I will do my best to help!}

Cut the template out onto either card stock or cardboard, and trace onto the card stock you've chosen for your tag.

Trace your template onto your book page, and glue the book page cut out onto the card stock one.

Use your hole punch and loop the twine through the hole. OR you can use eyelets with an eyelet setter, as used on the tag above. (I found a great tool at Michael's called "Crop-A-Dile", that will punch two different sized holes, and set eyelets and grommets as well.)

At this point, the possibilities are endless~You can stamp your tag, or add little jewels or buttons. You can even put a little black and white picture on it. {Or you can leave it plain.} Either way, you can't go wrong!

I have two other ways I am going to decorate some of my tags, and these little additions can also be used on gift tags! I will show you these soon! :)

{Well, that's all for me tonight! My husband is looking at his watch, wondering when we are going to start watching the movie we rented!}

I hope you all have a blessed night~


I am linking this to "Just Something I Whipped Up" at The Girl Creative.


AttemptingAloha said...

So cute! And I love the "story of my life". I'm the exact same way. I'm sure my husband thinks I'm insane. he he

Aloha and Mele Kalikimaka,


Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I am in love with the tag tree from Counry Living! Your tags look wonderful! Look forward to seeing your tree. :)

Tiffany said...

Really CUTE!

Erin said...

Love it Jenni!!! I love what you did with the tags and that tub!!! Beautifully done!

Diane H said...

Thanks for this - SIMPLY beautiful!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Well done, Jenni, these are gorgeous. I've started making my own tags this year but I'm not sure how far I'll get...!


Katie Olthoff said...

These are beautiful! I have a tag punch from Creative Memories that I use to make all my gift tags, and I was thinking of making some tag ornaments, too!

Michelle said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing, can't wait for the gift tag post :)

michelle said...

Very pretty!! I love all the little details on them too!

Robin Beck said...

So Cute Jenni and easy too! These tags would also make perfect gift tags! :)

Love your pictures-You do a fabulous job on your tutorials!


Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

These are so pretty, Jenni! I love that look, and since I really wish I was a country (instead of city) girl, that precious tub is right up my alley, too. Enjoying your pretty blog - thanks for your sweet comment!
Cheers, Andrea

Tina said...

Your tags are GORGEOUS! I LOVE the mini crocheted doily one! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful tutorial, Jenni ~ Tina xx

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