Friday, November 20, 2009

Vintage Fabric Gift Tags ~ Put Scraps to Work

I know I've mentioned before about my inability to throw away even the smallest pieces of vintage fabric. Because of this, I'm always looking for ways to use these little scraps in projects.
Recently I've started using my tiny pieces for gift tags. With just a pack of blank tags or a few sheets of card stock, a hole punch, and some fabric glue, they are super easy to make! First I pinked the edges of a variety of fabrics. Then used a small paint brush to spread a bit of fabric glue on the back, focusing on the edges.
Then just center the fabrics on the cards and tags. I punched a hole in the top of the folded cards and added string. I chose to keep mine simple and just let those pretty fabrics shine. :-)
I've also been using these as little "extras" to slip into fabric orders .

14 comments:

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

they are simply delightful.

Stephanie said...

I'd say you found the perfect use for your vintage scraps. Very pretty.

goldenbird said...

What a great idea! They look so pretty, and it's a wonderful way to use up your scraps. You should submit that idea to Green Craft magaine.

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

Cute idea! I've done tags from used greeting cards and this will be another good way to make them.

janet said...

Very cute. And I'm the same way about fabric, especially vintage - I have to use every single bit of it!

Teresa said...

What a great idea! Very cute.

Elizabeth said...

Lovely! What a great use of scraps. :)

Melody said...

Those are soooo pretty. Sorry, but I might have to take your idea....
have to add some embroidery...
but....

{kimmymade} said...

Ack! What a great idea!! So sweet, too :-)

Anonymous said...

Kudos to you! Great idea! I think I will borrow your idea to make tags for my quilting friends. Thanks for the lesson!:)

Kay in Kansas

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I have all the stuff to make these. I'm so going to do this. Thanks Kimberly.

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Thanks everyone!
Melody, embroidery would be so pretty. I thought about adding some of my teeny tiny vintage rickrack, but decided to go the easy route. LOL

Kay, they would be perfect for on a quilter's gift!

Happy cafting!
Kimberly :-)

Sylvia said...

Those are so cute...do you know that its getting harder and harder to find plain tags now a days..hahaha. I guess everyone loves crafting with tags...

Cathy said...

I love when you can find such a creative use for the small things that you just don't want to discard.

Those sample gift cards are perfect. What a great idea. Simple and elegant.

Merry Christmas Kimberly

xo Cathy