So thinking I might get a head-start on wrapping gifts, I was searching the studio for new and different tag ideas…I wanted burlap, but with a twist…


I had several small 4×6 and 5×7 wooden frames, a lot of burlap, felt and a staple gun…voila…a gift tag is born!
I cut the burlap about an inch larger that the frame, and back-wrapped it, fastening in place with the staplegun


(hot glue might do the trick, but you can stretch the burlap taut with the staple gun)
Also…to finish off the back, you could either add ribbon to cover the staples, or a felt backing


If you were to stop here…grab some black paint, put on a fabulous initial, and add a black & white ribbon…but for this festive touch…
I cut decorative felt to size, leaving a nice border to let the burlap show


I cut out my initial from felt, then using quick fabric glue, glued both the felt and initial to the frame…


Then reached for cute ribbon scraps…
…glued and stapled some onto the frame to accent and tie it on…
…and then, in just a quick staple here, glue there, you have a tag as cute as the present!
Would be adorable in your Christmas holiday wreath too!
To make this, and three other really different, but fabulous tags…stop by next Tuesday at the studio for the First Day of Christmas Creating…Here’s a quick look at the schedule…

Twelve Days of Christmas Creating…
…Make your own gifts …be fabulous!
 $25 per class, reservations recommended, allow 2 hours creating fun!
On The First Day of Christmas:
Tues, Nov. 6, 10am-1pm: Wrap It Up
Create special gift tags, monogrammed tags, paper flowers, etc to make your gifts beautiful & over the top!
On the Second Day of Christmas:
Thurs, Nov. 8, 5-8:30pm: Paint your own ornament…learn how to create beautiful hand-painted ornaments
On The Third Day of Christmas:
Sat, Nov. 10 10am-1pm: Paint your own wooden stocking…don’t forget the stripes, polka dots & a monogram!
On  The Fourth Day of Christmas:
Tues, Nov. 13 10am-1pm: Make your own amazing Christmas frame! You will LOVE these…don’t stop at one!
On The Fifth Day of Christmas:
Thurs, Nov. 15 5-8:30pm: Christmas Photo Blocks…bring 6-8 of your own photos to use in your project to fit 3” blocks
On The Sixth Day of Christmas:
Sat, Nov. 17 10am-1pm: Book Paper Ornaments…create amazing paper ornaments using vintage book pages & German glitter!
On The Seventh Day of Christmas:
Tue, Nov. 27 10am-1pm: Photo plaques…Beautiful wooden cutouts are painted and decorated with your own photos- bring your own 8×10 photo
On The Eighth Day of Christmas:
Thurs, Nov. 29, 5-8:30: Paint your own adorable Christmas Snowman canvas…cute for your home or gift!
On The Ninth Day of Christmas:
Sat, Dec. 1, 12-3pm Paint  Door décor with a cute canvas monogram banner!
On The Tenth Day of Christmas:
Tue, Dec. 4,  10am-1pm: Make your own Christmas Chalkboard…use for notes, memories…or just pure Christmas cuteness!
On The Eleventh Day of Christmas:
Thurs, Dec 6, 5-8:30pm: Make your own amazing Christmas Subway art (You, yes, you can make this amazing professional design!
On The Twelfth Day of Christmas (WHEW!!!)
Sat, Dec 8: Finish off with a final “to-do list” Subway Art creation…so you can finish off all your Christmas lists in style!
Class projects subject to change due to supply availability more info: 270-331-2787