I was inspired to create some homemade gift tags. Well we really don’t use the word homemade for crafts anymore. The new term is DIY ( Do It Yourself). This is a great way to save money and create a personal touch to holiday gifts. You can pull this off even if you can not draw free hand. Look for a image to create, their are thousands to choose from. I picked My Little Pony, because that is what the gift will be. I have also made Care Bears and Lego Chima. Once you selected your image, start to draw it in pencil first. Or if you can’t draw, just print out the image from an online coloring pages. Then outline with a black fine point sharpie marker. Then color as desired and cut into any shape you want. For this project I chose a square, but for other holidays like Valentine’s Day you can cut out a heart. Tape or glue the square onto a sheet of card-stock, construction paper, or any festive background you want. You can also get more ideas from Pinterest. Your almost done, I know it’s so easy ! Then write out whatever words you want , I used the classic To and From. You will love this money saving trick. I would love to hear your ideas and creative touches you added to your DIY gift tags.
Get your Sharpie’s
In a few days I will try to paint my first wooden chair. I found 2 chairs that are in good condition. Some work needs to be done, like strengthening one of the chair legs. Some wood glue should fix that. I will apply 2 coats of paint and then a layer of clear varnish. I want to paint one chair turquoise and the other a plain white. I will post pictures of my finished project. I have no experience with this. I just see all the inspiration from Pinterest. And I get inspired to create these DIY projects. If I fail no worries the chairs didn’t cost me anything !