One of the pleasures I have with the holiday season is all the beautiful packaging. I enjoy adding finishing touches to my parcels, perhaps a different sort of bow or a slightly different twist on wrapping. Do you remember my blog post on GREEN needlepoint stitch samples??? If not you can find it here. I created four of these samples, all using green combinations.
I started playing around with tag ideas several months ago. I started by cutting two tags from a manilla file folder (found at the thrift store) using a die cut machine. I cut an additional piece of felt to create a cushion and glued this onto the manilla tag. I wrapped this with a hand dyed cotton fabric AND I wrapped the second tag with the same fabric for the back of the tag. I sandwiched the front and back together with glue allowing this to dry overnight with a book on top (for good adhesion).
The following day I glued braid to surround the tag. I then folded the edges of the canvas on my stitch sample and glued this onto the front of the tag. Once this dried I added braid to hide the edges of the canvas. I finished this off with a bow I created from some hand dyed seam binding. I created my bow using a fork. If you google “creating a bow with a fork” you can find some great videos on this technique.
I will admit, this took me farrrrrrrrrrrrrr longer than expected. BUT I now have a unique needlepoint Christmas tag for gift giving this year. P.S. Next time I’ll have a finisher do this 🙂
I would like to take a moment to remember our Veterans, past, present and future. THANK YOU!