Thursday, March 22, 2012

Wrap it up Thursday - Making Flower Tags




These little tags are from a collection that Helana and Ali made, over the course of a few days, a couple of years ago.  They were quite proud of their handiwork and I must say that they were great to grab last minute to jazz up a simple gift.  They are made with a collection of circles punched from scrap paper.  This is a great project to do with kids ( say 10 to 12 years old) over the period of an hour or so and at the end of all that good, crafty fun you will hopefully be left with a handful of cute tags to boot.   

 

I can't really take credit of this technique -it is all the girls'.

Row 1 - It started with lots of different scrap papers, ribbons, buttons, solid card stock, tacky glue and a circle paper punch.  Row 1 picture 2 - The girls used a pencil to round the circles into petals.  You could use a premade tag but we custom cut ours from cardstock. Row 2 - they began to arrange the circles, starting with the outer petals and then overlapped the circles into the open spots, as they layered into the centre of the flower.  






The final layer has the circles overlapping in the centre leaving room for the button in the centre.  These flowers are made up of three layers of petals, four petals in each layer.




Add a ribbon and you are good to go.



Loads of tags at the ready and a fun hour or two of crafty goodness - what could be better?!

4 comments:

  1. so much fun to do and to look at! I guess coming up with great new craft ideas really runs in the family :)

    xo
    Maaike

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  2. What a cute idea for the girlies!!

    I hope you are having a great time on your getaway!!
    xo
    Ashlyn

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  3. Those tags are beautiful! I never had enough gift tags, but an afternoon making these would make up for that. I love your color palette here too.

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