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Last year I made some gift tags for all the family that they will be able to use as tree ornaments for years to come.
To make them you will need:
Wooden Hanging Hearts or shaped gift tags
Christmas Scrapbook paper
Alphabet stickers or punches (I used my QuicKutz Squeeze)
Mod Podge or PVA glue
Bakers twine or cord
I found these little packs of heart shaped wooden tags on sale last October in the wedding section of our local Hobbycraft shop.
I guess wedding season was over so they were marked right down to 50p per pack of 4.
Place your scrapbook paper face down and draw round the wooden tag shape
Cut it out
Brush a layer of Mod Podge over the wooden shape
Apply the scrapbook paper shape, smooth, then brush over another layer of glue.
Cut out the letters needed for the names of your loved ones
Glue the names on and give the whole thing another layer of Mod Podge to seal. Pierce through the paper where the hanging hole is with the needle and leave to dry
Then just use cord or bakers twine to attach them to your gifts
If you want to, you could glue paper to both sides, maybe add a square of note paper on the other side so you can write a message.
Or you could print a Christmassy quote or message on the computer and glue that on the reverse.
I spent a while choosing papers I thought each person would especially like from scraps I have kept over the years. They all hung their hearts on their tree as soon as they had finished opening their presents which was lovely - I like a busy, crowded Christmas tree!
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