Thursday, December 5, 2013

Little Bits of Christmas

So what I'm going to share today is really simple. It isn't quite a tutorial, but an idea born out of desperation last Christmas Eve. I had run out of gift tags as I was wrapping gifts, and with a billion other things left on my to-do list, I grabbed what I had on hand and made do. Except what I ended up with was really kind of fun, and I liked it well enough to do again this year. So here you go, my reckless invention - Quilted Gift Tags.

Start with some plain shipping tags. I happened to have red on hand, but they do come in a variety of colors. For this project, I used the 4 3/4" x 2 3/8" size.
 Now I took what was left from a quilted project . . .
 and cut it into 2" x 3 1/2" pieces.
 I was able to get several rectangles out of my one 'scrap.'
Just stitch around the edges of your quilted bits right onto the tags and voila! Add some baker's twine (I cut mine 12" long for each.) and you're all set. There's plenty of room on the back side to write your gift greeting.

I'm thinking this project is random enough to join in for Really Random Thursday. You agree?
Also linking up with Finish It Up Friday.

28 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

Very pretty! (I don't think we have those red shipping tags here in Australia- just plain and boring buff ones!)

Paula said...

Great idea and a perfect use for the festive scraps I'm generating at the moment. Not sure we have red shipping tags here either but I'm sure I could quickly whip up some with some festive coloured card and a hole punch.

Maria said...

That is so clever, they're the prettiest tags I've seen. Amazing what can be made when desperation sets in LOLL

Ellyn said...

adorable! what a great idea Debbie!

Leanne said...

Great idea, you could do something similar on cards too.

Lynne said...

Love these! Saw something similar on Pinterest, but I like yours better, especially the red tags.

Rene' said...

These are awesome!

Cathy said...

Those are great! I am pinning this idea for next year!

Katie B said...

Love this idea, Deb! Simple, but very striking.

Heather D. said...

These are so cute Debbie!

Svetlana said...

fantastic idea,Debbie.

Carla said...

Those are so cute! Great idea and where does one get the paper tags?

Debbie said...

In response to Carla's question, there is a link in the post to my favorite stamp shop: http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/shop/party-supplies/tags.html. I'm thinking you might also find these tags at Joann's, Hobby Lobby, Michael's....

Grandma G said...

So cute, and so very Christmassy! My gift tags never get that much attention, though... think Christmas Seals ones. ;)

Katy Cameron said...

Fun wee tags!

Kirsten said...

Love these tags - such a great idea!

Ella and Nesta said...

Wish I could find tags like this here in Italy. I've been looking for plain ones for ages but they've told me I can only order a box of 1000! Maybe I will order that box. Beautiful idea for Christmas tags, very personal.

Anne said...

You take gift tags to an art Debbie and they are great. I'd have been completely happy with the red tags.

Hilary said...

This is a fantastic idea! I don't know if I could be that creative at the last minute lol

claudia said...

Extremely cute idea!

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Erica said...

Adorable. How is Christmas so soon? I'm not ready!

Beth said...

Super cute.

Jen said...

These are so cute! Great idea!

SIMPLESEW said...

adorable

Lori Landenburger said...

A-dor-able!! What an inventive mind you have :)

wannabequilter.com said...

Super cute!!

Suzanne said...

Great use of what you had on hand!