The thing with being crafty is that you are always looking for new things to try. You find yourself with a bunch of chipboard from various projects and you found a couple of bin full of embroidery thread you stashed away years ago and you wonder “What the heck am I going to do with all this?” These days, you can just head to the Internet and find someone, somewhere, who has done something cool with those materials.* Which led me to the embroidered card tutorial over at Design Sponge. After I had made a couple, I found myself with lots of leftover chipboard. Too small for cards, but too large to just chuck. With the holiday season coming up, I decided to try my hand at making embroidered gift tags.
I like gift tags. They’re little, but they add a fancy element to presents. Best of all they insure that no one is going to snag your gift. These tags took about an evening to put together once I had figured out the design. Click on any of the pictures below to see larger sized versions to get a close up view.
What you will need:
1 skein of white, light blue, silver or gold thread (or one of each if you want to change things up)
1 piece of chipboard 3 1/2″ long and 2 1/4″ wide
A hole punch
A needle thick and sturdy enough to punch holes through the chipboard (like a leather needle)
A sewing machine
Not necessary, but nice to have: a cup of tea and an episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or other entertaining show.
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Happy holidays to everyone!
*This is the crafty equivalent of what I do when searching for recipes: typing in all the ingredients I have on hand + “recipe” into Google and seeing what pops up.