Saturday, 28 January 2017

Nordic Style Wooden Christmas Tree Tags

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.
Nordic Wooden Christmas Tree TagsAgain 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.
Nordic Christmas Tree TagI knew the star, cut from a contrasting scrap of paper, would be a nightmare to get right, but I got there in the end.
Nordic Christmas Tree Tag. Paper piecingThis 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.


tilly said...

a lot of fiddling going on here, you have more patience than me lol, but they look great

marc said...

they are fab but we could cut them on my scan and cut if you wanted to do more big love marc

Cheryl W said...

They're beautiful, and I think they'll be wonderful tree decorations, too. It just occurred to me, that covering with paper might have been a solution for the wooden pieces that had a hole in the top and bottom. You could have filled the bottom hole with a bit of clay and then covered both the front and back with paper and no one would have known that the bottom hole ever existed. That might have been a bit too fiddly, though. :)