Monday, November 5, 2012

the DIY: HOLIDAY GIFT TAGS WITH MARTHA STEWART PAINTS

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Today we are making holiday gift tags with Martha Stewart Paints. I love making things and decorating for the holidays that aren't just red and green. Don't get me wrong, sometimes red and green is necessary and fun but, I tend to lean towards more natural textures and neutral colors.
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For this tutorial we are using Martha Stewart Paints and Stencils, some card stock, some baker's twine and Martha Stewart's sponge daubers. The stencils we are using are adhesive stencils and also the greatest things ever invented. The reason I don't use stencils very often is because they slide around and get all messy. These stencils stick right onto almost anything you want to stencil.
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We used a blank card (made out of card stock) because it was the color we liked best.
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Use a ruler to draw lines vertically and horizontally on your card stock. We made our tags two inches wide and three inches tall.
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Cut along the lines.
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We ended up with for tags.
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Cut one corner off diagonally.
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Flip the cut-off-piece over and line it up with the other corner.
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Snip along the line.
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Punch a hole in the middle and top of the tag.
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Pull off your stencil and stick it into place on the tag.
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Sponge paint onto the stencil. (These sponge daubers are the best thing ever for stencils.)
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Peel off the stencil and wash it right away. What a lovely design!
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Stamp the rest of your tags as you wish.
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Cut some baker's twine and tie the two ends together. I cut a piece about 10 inches long.
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Slip the knot through the hole on the tag.
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Put the knot through the loop.
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And tighten.
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Done! Now all you need to do is fill the tags out and use them.
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8 comments:

  1. Those sponge daubers look interesting. Are they easy to clean? Do you think they will last a long time? Just curious because I know Martha Stewart can be a little pricey and i'm just wondering what the difference is between these and those little sponges (that look like paint brushes) I can get for like .5 cents.
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    1. Hi! I use Martha Stewart, and it is a little pricy, but good quality. There is nothing different about the daubers and regular little sponges, I use cheapo little sponges. :)

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  2. This is a great little DIY! I'm emailing you about your interest in adding it to the Charming Holiday magazine launching November 19. I'm in need of some great DIY crafts for the holiday!

    Love from a fellow GFC blog hop co-host! xo

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  3. Cute idea. Seems easy enough & everyone would really appreciate it.

    flouncesandhubbub.blogspot.com

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  4. These are so cute! I need to make some now so that I am prepared when Christmas get closer!

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