Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Christmas Tagged!

I was inspired by Petit Filoux's tags that she had made by recycling a gift catalogue. I thought I would have a go at making some myself as I wasn't very impressed by the tags for sale in the shops.

These are tags in the making. The images are taken from various Christmas issues of magazines and gift catalogues too.

I love the snowy scenes but I think many of you would have had quite enough of those for now!

I used a luggage label as a template to draw around interesting portions of the pictures, and cut them out. I mounted the images onto some double sided white shirt packaging sprayed with adhesive.

A hole punch and string turns them into tags! They look really professional and much more original than anything you would find in the shops. Why not give it a go?

14 comments:

Green thumb said...

I wanted to throw away some of those glossy magazines, but your post is so ispirational! Thanks!

Julie Rutter said...

These look briliant. very professional, I love them. juliex

marigold jam said...

They are stunning! I will be looking at catalogues and magazines with new eyes in future!

Jane

Rosie said...

What an excellent idea. Now I know what to do with my old magazines. I can't wait to have a go at making some. xx

Kathy said...

They look so good Simone - I need to make some tags too
Love Kathy xxx

andamento said...

They're excellent, they look really proffessional and very effective. Great idea.

Vintage Tea Time said...

They look great. They'd look very good on parcels wrapped in brown paper.

Ellouise88 said...

What a brilliant idea!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

They look great Simone, much nicer than shop bought!
Your right though I've had enough snow, -12 degs here tonight!
Vivienne x

Rosie said...

What a great idea! I usually make tags from the previous year's cards and cut them into shapes with pinking shears but this looks good fun I might have a go:)

Petit Filoux said...

So glad to see I inspired you! :-)
Your gift tags look brilliant, and isn't it so nice to know they're unique? Hooray for homemade stuff!!

The Vintage Kitten said...

Lovely, and such a good idea too X

Louise said...

I like these! I am very impressed. Thanks for sharing how to make them. x

*✿* millie meadowsweet *✿* said...

fabulous idea!
and they look great! you have a good eye though and are so neat. i think mine would look less professional. but i still feel excited about giving it a go :)