Monday, November 24, 2008

Cheats Christmas Tags

If you go to all the trouble to make a handmade Christmas gift it's really nice to finish it with a handmade card . Little finishing touches make things extra special. These cute luggage tags are extra quick to make and perfect to have on hand for when time is really short . The kids can also help make them for adding to their teachers gifts .

Manilla luggage tags are available in a range of sizes from newsagents or you can always cut your own tags from coloured cardboard .

Prepare fabric in Christmasy shapes and fabric as you would do for applique.Use" heat and bond" or similar to stick shapes to tags .

Add the "stitching" around the edges of the tag and the shape with a fine marking pen .

Write your greeting on the back .

Thread a pretty ribbon through the provided hole .

These are so quick to make it's worthwhile making a few , just in case !


barb's creations said...

What a wonderful idea using luggage labels.Must go to the newsagency this weekend and pick up some to use as my Christmas labels this year.Barb

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

They are a great and easy idea!
I love things where the kidscan help.

Julia said...

Great idea Clare,
I will make some for my friends gifts..
Thank you
Hugs Julia

Lurline's Place said...

Great idea, Clare! Oooh, doesn't it seem so Christmassy already?
Hugs - Lurline!

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princess pudge said...

love the tags lovey, so very cute! i think i could be swayed to make some of these ;)