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DIY Gift Tags with Fabric That You Can Reuse

These wood DIY gift tags are so easy to make and look pretty on packages! I love that they can be reused as home decor or during the holidays.

These wood DIY gift tags are so easy to make and look pretty on packages! I love that they can be reused as home decor or during the holidays.

I went to a baby shower recently where a lot of people had tied small items onto their gifts. It’s not a new concept, but it got me thinking about doing some DIY gift tags that were reusable and incorporating Mod Podge.

I had some new chipboard shapes and some wood ovals, so I decided to throw a silhouette craft together – DIY wood gift tags that could also be used as ornaments for any time of year

I have to categorize this as a definite stashbuster project, as I used paint, fabric scraps and ribbon I already had in addition to the chipboard shapes. Here’s how to make these family gift tags.

Wooden Gift Tags

Gather These Supplies

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Prepare your fabric scraps with Fabric Mod Podge. Paint a medium layer of Mod Podge over the top of the fabric and allow to dry. You do this so that when you cut the fabric to fit the ornament, it won’t fray. Allow the Mod Podge to dry.

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Turn the fabric over to the backside and place a wood oval face down onto it. Trace with a pencil.

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This is where a steady hand comes in “handy.” Heh heh. I wanted a bit of a smaller oval than what I just traced so that some of the paint could peek around the edges of the finished product.

I was really hoping that drawing ovals would be easier than drawing circles for me, but no such luck. Just draw a smaller oval inside the larger oval the best that you can.  Cut out those smaller ovals and set aside.

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Paint your wooden tags and chipboard shapes. I just set up some color combos to match the fabric AND to use the colors I already had on hand.  It was a perfect excuse to use my favorite FolkArt color Patina. If I could have a Patina car, well, I would. Give several coats and allow the paint to dry.

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Mod Podge the fabric down onto the tops of the wood ovals. This is a great project if you are a Mod Podge “wrinklephobe.” The fabric pieces are so small that they really don’t have the opportunity to wrinkle. Allow everything to dry.

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Take your chipboard shapes and either use Mod Podge or craft glue to adhere them to the front. Give the whole tag another coat of Mod Podge (get the back too). Allow to dry.

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Use your fancy glue gun with the headlight to attach ribbon to the backs of the ornaments. Trim the ribbon ends to finish.

These wood DIY gift tags are so easy to make and look pretty on packages! I love that they can be reused as home decor or during the holidays.

These wood gift tags are quick and easy – you could make these the day you were giving a gift to someone. I also thought of something after I was finished.

You could use chalkboard paint on the back of your DIY gift tags as a writing surface for the recipient’s name, then easily wash it off for the next recipient! Don’t you always have those great ideas when the project is over?

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Beth

Friday 3rd of June 2011

These are a great use for those scraps of fabric too! But I bet you could use paper also! I've been learning to sew lately, so I'm running out of fabric, but I still have lots of paper!! :)

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming

Thursday 5th of May 2011

Amy - these are so fun and adorable! I love the bright cheerful colors and patterns. Thanks so much for linking up to the Sunday Showcase Party - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today. Hope you are enjoying your week ~ Stephanie Lynn www.bystephanielynn.com

Sweet Little Smoothie

Thursday 31st of March 2011

These gift tags are sooooooooo cool!! Thanks so much sharing the tutorial!

Amanda @ Frills and Frolic

Wednesday 30th of March 2011

I absolutely drooled over these gift tags. So stunning yet simple!

I featured them on my post today and would LOVE for you to stop by!

Amanda

frillsandfrolic.blogspot.com

kara@elements-interiors.net

Thursday 17th of March 2011

Im just a LIL Blog but I LOOOOOVE this post!

I LOVE this! Come on ova' and link up to WHASSUP!!! xoxokara

*ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *

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