Tutorial: Glitter gift tags / tree ornaments

December 15, 2014

I am a sucker for presents wrapped in brown paper and so for the last few years it has been my go to Christmas wrapping on choice. There is always a variation on the theme, red raffia instead of ribbon, bakers twine and buttons, potato stamps to decorate the paper, but this year I wanted to do something that would look pretty but also could be used as a tree decoration afterwards.

And so I made these lovely glitter tags.

I bought my wooden shapes and the red glitter from eBay.

Glitter tags 1

Make a mixture of equal parts glitter, PVA glue and water (I used a tablespoon of each and that did 20 tags).

Cover the front of each tag with glue. I found it was best to really load up the brush and dab it on. I decided to go up to the edge but not over and I love the way that turned out. You want to add a thick layer so all of the wood is covered. I managed full coverage with only one coat doing it this way.

Glitter tags 2

The glue will be white at this point but will dry clear. Leave to dry.

Glitter tags 3

Thread the tags (mine had holes in already) using a thick needle and bakers twine.

Write on the back and then add to the present. I also used green twine for the parcels. I love the way they look, and can’t wait to see them all under the Christmas tree.



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  • Reply Elizabeth Rebecca December 15, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    I love this idea – what a beautiful design.

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    • Reply Kelly December 16, 2014 at 5:19 pm

      Thank you they really are super simple.

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