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