Tag! You're It

It is cold here. Really cold. I am so ready for our trip to Miami but that's not until January. So until then I will just stay inside of my house and not come out unless I absolutely have to. I guess you could call me a hermit.

I wanted to make some tags for my homemade gifts this year and came up with these key ring tags. I wanted something that I could write on one side and with a pretty design on the other. This is what I did.

1. I bought some split ring key tags at the office supply store and a bunch of pretty scrap booking papers to stick on the back of the labels.

That's my Xyron Sticker Maker in the left corner. You could easily use a glue stick to adhere your paper if you don't have a fancy sticker maker.

2. Remove the metal rings from the labels and using one of the labels, make a template by tracing it onto cardboard.

3. Then, using your template, trace and cutout circles from your pretty papers.

4. I turned each circle of paper into a sticker(again, you could easily use a glue stick for this part) and then stuck them to one side of the paper label.

5. Use a hole punch to create a hole like the one that is already in the label and voila, pretty on one side, writable on the other side.

I decided not to use the metal split rings that the labels came with and instead threaded ribbon through the hole and used little safety pins to pin them onto my creations.

Stay warm, wherever you are!



~RaenWa~ said...

Those came out great I like the differnt colors you used such a great idea..Hope you get some warmer weather your way soon

knitty_kat said...

these are fabulous!