Hi everyone! I hope you had a great week-end. I had family visiting from out of town and we had a wonderful time together up in Lake George (NY). I have four siblings and all five of us were together, along with both of our parents and most of the grand-children. Family is precious, isn’t it? Before I get too teary-eyed, how about we move on to today’s post. I’ve got some super-cute tags I made using my die cut machine and scraps from an old grain sack and from some ripped linen towels .
Aren’t they darling? The two sets on the left are made from old linen towels and the pair on the right from an old grain sack I recently used to recover a stool.
I used my Sizzix “Big Kick” die cut machine and some Plaid decoupage finish (you can also use Modge Podge).
First, cut a piece of cardboard a little larger than the tag you’re making, and then cut out a piece of whatever linen you’re going to use. (Yes, I see the big stain on the upper right, but I’m going to make sure that bit doesn’t make it into the tag itself.)
Press the linen lightly onto the glued surface, then place it on top of your die cut, taking care to make your grain stripe perpendicular to the sides of your tag. Cover it with the Plexiglas cover that comes with your machine and roll it through the press.
Or you can leave them plain, or stamp numbers on them and hang them from baskets or door knobs. I have a pretty blue one hanging on the knob to my ironstone cupboard and a burlap set with the numbers 1-3 stamped on them, hanging from baskets in my bathroom.
For instructions on how to make fabric tags without a die cut machine,
check out this post: Making New Tags Out of Old Linens
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