I don’t know about you, but for me crafting is a way to de-stress. Creating melts away any negative feelings, allowing me to relax and enjoy what I’m doing. It also is a good way to acquire gifts and decorations, as well as home decor.
When the Sharpie team contacted me about coming up with projects for my wrapping needs, I was already thinking about projects for the holiday season. I was excited to try my hand at more creative, decorative wrapping projects, and one of the projects I decided on was tag ornaments for the Yule and Christmas gifts I’m giving this.
These tags, when the gifts are opened, can then be used as ornaments. Dual purpose projects are wonderful, don’t you think?
These tag ornaments are easy to make, and wont break the bank. You may, in fact, have many of the items needed to make these with your holiday wrapping needs. The materials can be found during after Christmas sales for discounted prices, so if you have to buy things you can tuck this project away until after the holidays. Get a head start on next year.
I’ve found 4 – packs of curly ribbon and crinkle paper for .50, hanging ribbon for as low as .10, and clear plastic ornaments for .25 each during these clearance sales.
For the tag ornament sets, I used one round and one flatter round ornament.
Materials needed for this project:
- Sharpie Extreme markers, two colors of your choice
- 2 clear plastic ornaments with removable hangers, any shape
- glue gun and glue sticks
- curly ribbon for the top
- curly ribbon or crinkle paper for filling the ornaments
- ribbon for hanging
- template for a decorative letter
- Tape the letter template to the front of the flatter ornaments, to the center.
- Trace with the color Sharpie Extreme marker you want to be the most prominent.
- Remove the template and color in the letter, going over it three times without allowing to dry in between. You may notice clear spots, but just keep going until the letter is filled in completely. The clear spots will be colored over.
- Place reinforcements sporadically around the letter and the rest of the ornament, and around the second ornament.
- Using the same color marker used for the letter, trace the outside of half the reinforcements.
- Using the other color marker, trace around the remaining reinforcement.
- Remove the reinforcements.
- Color in the circles using the corresponding color markers, going over each three times without allowing to dry in between. You may notice clear spots, but just keep going until the letter is filled in completely. The clear spots will be colored over.
- Remove the hanger from the top of the ornament.
- Fill the ornament with curly ribbon or crinkled paper.
- Replace the hanger.
- Glue curly ribbon to the front of the hanger.
- Attach ribbon for hanging.
- Decorate a gift bag with the letter tag ornament by feeding one end of the ribbon through each handle hole in the front of the bag – leaving the handle in place.
- Use the other ornament as part of the gift that will go into the bag.
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What Sharpie Extreme projects are you working on this year? Lets us know here, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I promise I’ll get back to you.