Welcome to the fourth installment of gifts you can make. Although these are gift tags and not gifts per se, you could package eight or so in a glassine bag and give them as a gift. They are too cute not to!
I have to say of all the Anthro knockoffs I’ve created this has been by far the easiest.
You begin by printing out tags that say “TO”. Flamingo Toes created a wonderful template.
While I have seen several blogs cut the tags out separately at this point, I opted to stitch my tags with one continuous stitch to save time. I did use my backstitch button at the beginning and ending of each line on each tag. This was my first attempt and my lines were a bit off. (Consecutive attempts were much better but the sun was going down and so went my photography light. 🙂
Other crafters have cut the tags out by hand. I opted to use my scrapbooking paper trimmer as a time saving measure. This does cut down on the artisanal effect of using scissors, but I was ok with that.
Next, a scrapbooking corner clipper rounded the corner edges and a paper punch was used to create a hole in the upper left hand corner.
While the Anthro tags featured white twine, I opted for colored bakers twine as that is what I had on hand. (I think I actually like this touch better.)
Of course I couldn’t just stop with the basic red and blue thread pairing, so I tried pink and mint.
Followed by pink and blue.
Then red and green.
My favorite though was red and teal.
The totally crazy combo of rainbow thread suggested I had gone off the deep end so that is where I stopped. (I kept my bobbin thread white on all colors as a time saver and so that the back side of the tags would be all white.)
We are halfway through the Gifts You Can Make series. Have you been creating lately?