Sunday, March 6, 2016


quick project, making photo tags, Magnolia Ridge Antique and Art GatheringThis is a great project when you are binge watching TV shows.

I sorted through the snapshots I bought in January to pick ones I especially liked.

Scanned them into my computer.

Printed them out nine to a page.

Even if the photos are different sizes, this step will make them all the same size.

Selected odd trims and laces from my stash to attach to the bottoms after cutting each photo out with craft scissors.

Since the photos have a sepia hue, I wanted to cover the punched holes with a brown kraft paper reinforcement.

However I was out of those.

So I took several sheets of the white ones outside and spritzed them with walnut ink.

Left them in the sun to dry.

Yes, they are still sticky after dying.

I do like the look, but I have ordered more brown kraft paper ones for next time.
Sometimes I can be lazy.

Used seam binding, ribbon, rick rack, and twine to make ties for each tag.

Oh, I forgot to tell you this project is about making tags.

Yes, little photo tags to attach to kraft paper shopping bags.

I have completed several dozen bags in two sizes.


I have been invited to participate in the annual Magnolia Ridge Antiques & Art Gathering on May 21 in Ridge Spring, South Carolina.

Yes, my junk will be traveling!

If you are within 150 miles, it is worth the trip.

For a look at last year's Gathering go HERE!
See y'all!

My Etsy shop is on vacation so I can clean up a bit and clear out items lingering too long.

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  1. I love how you embellish each purchase with something special and hand made! It makes it such fun to buy from you! These tags are especially fun and beautiful!

  2. Love the photo tags hanging on the Kraft paper bags. I made a rhyme. I'm putting the date on my calendar hoping to make it there on May 24th๐Ÿ˜€

  3. I love the tags and mine is on my inspiration board in my craft room. I'm putting this event on my calendar and hoping I can make it!!

  4. Oh how fun that you'll be participating in the antique and art show! I wish I were closer 'cause I'd definitely go! The only one close to me that I go to is Farm Chicks.

    Your tags are adorable. I have all kinds of old pictures and I've never thought to do that with them for some reason! And that reminds me, remember the artist ephemera packs I made for my booth? They've been selling really well! You should give something similar a shot in your space and see what happens :o)


  5. Glad you are good at multitasking, then you don't have to feel guilty about binge watching TV shows. Tags are really cute and add so much to the plain brown bags. Good luck at the Art Gathering Show.
    Audrey Z.

  6. Hope you do well in selling there! Oregon is a bit too far to go for an event!

  7. Well, I wish I could go! I'm sure you'll do very well there.
    I always love your cute tags. :)

  8. Wish I were closer - this looks like such fun!

  9. I have your tags scattered throughout my home... now when I look at them I can imagine that you were binge watching tv when you made them.

  10. Love your tags, and how you embellished them. So cute! And they make the perfect gift tags. I wish I was closer it sounds like fun. Thanks for sharing your cute tags.

  11. Donna, I too adore a TV binge project. These little tags are just sublime. Please come and share them at Five Star Frou-Frou this week? We go live on Fridays, remember. Lots of love, Mimi xxx

  12. Hi Donna ,,, i love your love , you have a new follower

  13. These tags are darling! Thanks for sharing them at Talk of the Town!

  14. they are charming! I know you will love the show...have fun.

  15. The tags are perfect for gift bags.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

  16. What a clever idea! I like the way you think and how you used what you had at the moment. Love these! Thanks so much for sharing your tutorial at Talk of the Town.

  17. These will make wonderful totes for your customers or bags to sell. Congratulations on your invitation and best wishes for lots of sales!

    Tamara <3

  18. Love how the tags look with the shopping bags. Really pretty! Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Charm.


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