Step up your Christmas game this year with beautiful environmentally friendly fabric tags. These tags make stunning Christmas decorations for around the house or can be used as a personal touch with your Christmas gifts.
Not only are these fabric tags easy to make, but using recycled materials, such as last year’s Christmas cards, means they are eco-friendly, and with a variety of quirky designs to choose from, your tags will definitely stand out under the Christmas tree.
Follow these quick and easy steps to achieve simple yet effective fabric tags this Christmas.
Things you will need:
Firstly, make sure your workstation is clean and clear, as otherwise you might find unwanted additions to your fabric tag decorations.
Spread a thin layer of glue evenly across the cardboard sheet with a paint brush; avoid ‘pools’ of glue, as this may cause the cardboard and the fabric to wrinkle.
Place the fabric over the cardboard, starting at one side, and slowly work your way to the other side, smoothing out any bumps and lumps as you go along. Set to one side for at least one hour, and check that the glue is completely dry before you start cutting.
Extra tip: Choose bold designer Christmas fabrics to get the rustic look, such as those from https://www.higgsandhiggs.com/fabrics/cotton-ex-wide-160cm/french-christmas-designs.html.
On the underside of the cardboard, use a pencil to outline each label. You can either do this free-hand or draw around the outline of a shop-bought label. If you want to mix it up with different shapes, draw around the bottom of a glass or simply print out label shapes from a variety of free sites available online. For a straighter outline, you can purchase various different shape cutters. Although cutters can be costly, they can make creating multiple tags a quicker and easier process.
Using a rivet or a hole punch, make a hole at the top of the tag and thread through your twine or ribbon. For added strength, you can use hole reinforcers to ensure your tag will stand the test of time .As these come in multiple colours, you can mix and match to your chosen fabric.