Sunday, 15 January 2017

Ornate Beaded Heart Shaped Gift Tags

Following yesterdays post, this is one of the  ideas I came up with combining parts from the charity shop necklace and Aldi hanging Christmas decoration I showed you yesterday.
Ornate Wooden beaded heart gift tags……. and yes, I did it, I have started to break up the necklace, sadly the oval chain links were soldered/welded, so I can’t use them individually which is a pity.
Aldi Wooden Hanging Christmas DecorationBoho Style heart and bead necklace
I faux stitched round the silver heart with a white gel pen (memo to self, I need to get a couple of new ones as they are on their last legs). I replaced the original rustic string for a longer length, so that the tag has a little extra wiggle room when attaching to a parcel. 
Ornate beaded wooden heart shaped gift tagOnce the string was threaded through I attached a silver and copper heart from the necklace using  a couple of “salvaged” jump rings, my crafting nemesis (as I never seem able to open and close them cleanly, much to Marc’s bemusement) Once the hearts were in place, I threaded an original wooden bead onto the string, and tying a knot over the top of it to keep the hearts in place.
The trouble with using pieces that originally hung together is that they also have a hole at the bottom (which I had forgotten in my excitement on finding a bargain), however, in this case I was able to use the hole productively by attaching another jump ring and a drop of beads through it. 
Faux stitching on back of wooden gift tagThe final touch was adding faux stitching using a black fine liner pen to edge the back of the tag.
Now ……. what to do with the other wooden pieces of the decoration?


Cheryl W said...

These will perfectly dress up a little gift. I can see it now--some plain kraft wrapping paper and a bit more twine around the gift with a little bow and your pretty tag.

tilly said...

these will make any gift extra special, they look great

misteejay said...

These look lovely Helen. Shame about the chain links on the necklace but you have still managed to make good use of your bargain.
Toni xx

marc said...