Tuesday, December 22, 2015

No Sew, Super Easy Fabric Gift Tags

Marny here...every year I make little fabric goodie bags for the spiced nuts we make and share during the holidays. I look for the cutest holiday fabric as soon as the new bolts arrive in the quilt shops, generally in July. I always get a bit more than I need, and today I decided to make gift tags with leftovers. You could raid your stash for this super simple project. 
Love, love Ann Kelle designs for Robert Kaufman. Here, some of her cute polar bears dress up in holiday gear!

One of 48 completed goodie bags with a commercial gift tag!

Supplies for no sew, super easy fabric gift tags: cute fabric, paper backed fusible web, card stock or similar weight paper, iron, and both fabric and paper scissors.

Iron fusible web to wrong side of fabric following manufacturer instructions. 

Cut around shapes in a non-perfectionist manner

Peel away paper backing on the fusible web.

Iron onto cardstock.
Think through the amount of paper you want to be available to you, and place and cut around your motifs accordingly. I just wanted random soft shapes, with enough space to punch a hole and tie a ribbon. I plan to write directly on the bear. If your motif is dark and writing doesn't show up, choose a light backing fabric, and leave a large enough margin for your message. You might want actual gift tag shapes. Maybe you even have a die cutter of some sort that would make this project even quicker. (If that is even possible.)

Six gift tags cut out within a couple of minutes of starting the project.
It is faster than shopping for the tags!

I received this tape (along with a cute pincushion, and more) at the Des Moines Modern Quilt Group gift exchange. Thank you Erin.
(Erin has a quilting business, Ad Astra, in Des Moines, hint...hint...)
I think the tape looks like snow falling in a dark, winter sky.
Perfect for polar bears dressed for the elements.

So festive! 
Of course I still have lots of happy polar bears remaining...I see using the gift tag steps to create a matching game for children. The bears have mirror images as well, so the two versions of the same bear could be used as a front and a back of a tiny stuffed little time...

We send you warm wishes for peace and joy this holiday season.

Till Tuesday...

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