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Monday, December 17, 2012

Bead and Embroidery Gift Tag Tutorial from Flamingo Toes

Hello A Glimpse Inside Readers!!
My name is Bev and I blog over at Flamingo Toes.
I am so excited to be here today while Allison gets to spend some time with her awesome hubby! I am so thankful for his service and thrilled that he is home at last with their sweet girl!

I love making Christmas presents pretty - it makes them even more fun to give I think. 
Today I have some sweet little Bead and Embroidery Gift tags that would be so cute to decorate your packages with!
Aren't they fun? They're little felt tags all decorated up with embroidery, then sewn to a Kraft paper tag! So you can still write To and From on the back. (Though my daughter suggested writing with pencil - so you can reuse them next year haha!)


So to whip up your tags, you'll need:
Gift Tags: Includes these three tags, plus the pattern for the holly and the snowflake
 Embroidery floss Beads 
Twine or some other ribbon or trim for tying 
Hole punch 
Optional: Pinking Shears

Start by printing out your tags. You'll want to print them on card stock - they'll need something sturdy. Cut out the tag shapes just inside the lines.
(Ignore that little circle at the top, those aren't on the tag pattern)

Cut out a piece of felt the size of your tag. 
  For the oval tag, draw out your letter for the monogram with disappearing ink.

Embroider your monogram with a back stitch. I have directions to several simple Embroidery stitches on my blog - you can find them here.

Decorate the tag by sewing small pearls all over it. 
Trim around the oval with pinking shears if desired to give the felt a fun edge.

Lay the felt over the tag so the printed side of the tag is to the back. Sew the felt and tag together with a running stitch all the way around. Hide the knots in the thread between the felt and cardstock.

Use a hole punch at the top of the tag to make the hole for your twine. The hole punch should go through both the felt and cardstock.

Knot some twine through the hole to finish it off. Now we have a cute little monogram gift tag!

For the holly tag, cut out the leaf pieces on the pattern from green felt. Sew them to the felt piece with a running stitch. Finish off the holly with red beads and sew the pieces together as you did for the monogram tag.

The snowflake tag is made the same way. I added beads to the center and each end of the snowflake. (I glued these on, I couldn't find a needle small enough to sew them on)

So now you can create even more tags with the same three shapes - you can embroidery anything you want on them! Christmas Trees, little birdies, snowmen - there are so many cute options!

They look so cute on Kraft paper wrapped packages - all tied up with twine. :)
I hope you like them!

I'd love for you to come visit me at Flamingo Toes! 
And if you like Gift tags, you might also like these Anthro Knockoffs - they're super cute too!

Thanks for having me over Allison!
allison

3 comments:

  1. Oh, Bev, these are SO cute and clever! I love the combination of the beads and embroidery. :)

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  2. it’s just well thought out and truly incredible to see someone who knows how to put these thoughts so well. Good job!
    florist

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