Handmade gift tags for the cat lover!
What do you think of these?
Most of my cards are available at my ETSY Store.
I found this tissue paper that looks like old newsprint ads on the clearance rack at The Container Store – I knew immediately that it was destined for date with a jar of Mod Podge. I cut the ads out in separate pieces to do these projects. First I used a vase I had around the house and layered it with Mod Podge (Matte) and the papers. I did a second coat of Mod Podge. I let each coat dry for a day – I find the longer you let each coat dry the less chance of tackiness on your finished project . I always stick to less is more when I work with Mod Podge as well, it is easier to add more if needed than to try to work out bubbles. After the second coat dried I went over the whole piece with Distressed Ink (frayed burlap), let dry over night and then did a final coat of Mod Podge. I filled the vase with greens and twinkle lights.
I repeated this process for all the small candle holders. The first picture is an upcycled chandelier that hangs in my kitchen. I covered each candle holder in the same manner as the vase – I lit them up with tea candles – this is a fabulous mood setting in my kitchen. The vase and small candles are on our fireplace mantle.
Handmade Gift Bags & Card
I make this cute and inexpenisve gift bags from plain brown bags and cards and left over fabrics. I have included a full tutorial (pdf format) free to make these – Cute gift bags
Here are some pictures of other bags I have recently made;