Monday, December 19, 2016

Santa Tags

dying shipping tags, making Christmas tags, Santa
So you have finished dying your bottle brush trees and there is still dye left in the bowl. 

I am not one to waste anything so I always have cloth or shipping tags at hand to soak up the rest of the dye.

I buy the tags by the thousand.


I leave the strings on when dying, but may replace them with ribbon later. 

I put a handful into the dye making sure they do not stick together.


Using a metal spoon or paint stick crease the tags for a more distressed look.

I place them outside on screens to dry.

Watch out for the drips if you choose to dry inside.

The dye is permanent on most surfaces.

It takes several hours for them to dry.

This is Apple Green Rit Dye.

 Aqua Blue.

Petal Pink.

I used Old World Santa images to make the tags.

Mod Podge the images to the tags.

Added a layer of Mod Podge over the entire tag.

Painted a gold edge.

Left the back plain for Christmas messages of cheer.

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  1. This is such a neat idea! Happy Holidays, Donna!

  2. You make the most beautiful tags. LOVE them!

  3. I love your tags. You go to so much trouble for such a small part of your retail trade. It's amazing. As are you! Merry Christmas, Donna !

  4. Love these, I haven't made tags in a few years. It's time!
    Merry Christmas to you and Chucks! xoxo

  5. Love your tags. I cheated and bought tags this year. Merry Christmas!

  6. dang donna those are awesome, you must have the most colorful fingers ha ha xx merry Christmas

  7. Love the colors on these. Are you ready to show us your dyed fingers yet?

  8. You really do make lovely tags! I'm hanging some one my tree as ornaments! Hugs!

  9. Well Donna, I know your secret to how you get so much done. You are just so darn organized. One smart lady and so creative. Love your tags.
    Hugs and Merry Christmas.
    Audrey Z.

  10. Love your idea Donna! Where do you buy those from by the thousands? Looks like the sky is the limit on what you could put on them too.

  11. Love them! Absolutely beautiful. Merry Christmas!


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