Yesterday I had an fairly easy job covering and embellishing the stockings from part of a pack of 4 x 2 designs from Poundland, doing the same with the Christmas tree tags was just plain fiddly, thank goodness there were only two to do.
Again I used a Nordic style paper as the pattern was in just the right proportion to the tree. I drew round the wooden tree once and then cut the shape out, but it didn’t matter how careful I was, I still had to trim sparingly and then trim some more, to get a perfect fit. I then layered the middle and then a top paper piece on top of the original cut tree.I knew the star, cut from a contrasting scrap of paper, would be a nightmare to get right, but I got there in the end.
This was followed by some faux stitching using a black fine liner pen round the edges, to define and add more detail, on the back as well as the front. I put small, red flat backed gems on one tree but decided not to do the same on the other, and finally a clear gem was glued on both stars. A red wooden bead was threaded on to the tying cord to follow the colours through.As with yesterday, these tags are initially to be put on presents, however after I see no reason why they can’t be used as tree decorations.