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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Tag, You're It!!

Hello Ladies, hope you all had a great weekend!
I know that many of you love paper crafting.  It's one of my favorite things to do (when I'm not busy spray painting and glittering everything in site!).  So I thought I'd share with you some of the decorative tags that I've recently made.
  I always like to tuck a little surprise in with all of my Etsy orders.  So many customers of mine receive tags that I've made.
 Vintage sheet music from my collection, a sweet birdie rubber stamp, as well as a few Frenchy stamped images, and a pretty hydrangea blossom make up these tags.  Oh, I just had to get the glitter in somewhere, so I generously glittered the silk hydrangea blooms!  Crinkly taupe seam binding adds a pretty touch.

 Of course I love making French themed tags, and created this one from a snippet from a vintage French book, some of my favorite French themed rubber stamps, and topped it all off with twine and a rhinestone atop the Eiffel Tower ('cause a girls gotta get her bling on!!!)
 The tags all started out as this:  boring manilla shipping tags!  I bought a huge box (there were at least 1,000 tags!) at a garage sale a couple of years ago, for just a few dollars.  Yeah!
 I always begin by tea dying the tags.  A bit time consuming, yes.  But so much more interesting, I think!
 I like storing and displaying the tags in my pretty aqua vintage pots.  Who said storage had to be boring?
I also like to add my tags to some of my finished creations.  Below I've added it to a sweet little decorative birdcage that I just sold in my shop.  I never permanently adhere the tags to the items, that way the recipient can easily remove the tags if they wish.

Glass cloches are very popular in my shop.  I often add my tags to them as well, like the above one that I sold awhile back.
The tags are so much fun to make, and one of the best parts of all is that I usually have everything on hand to make them!
Have a great week!  Now I am off to visit all of you creative bloggers!

14 comments:

Petite Michelle Louise said...

these are beautiful! ;)

Suzann said...

LOVE the tags you made!!!

They are so sweet and Frenchy Love the added flowers on the tags
Love em
Suzann ~xoxo~

Love of the Sea said...

Love your French inspired tags! They are so creative and fun.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, la la!!!! These are simply gorgeous, Donna!!! I love your tags AND your special treasures and the tags look so precious on everything!
XO
Cindy

Myric said...

Nice looking tags!

I am thinking of making same kind of tag. In black n White since I only have laser jet printer.

xoxo
Myric

Gail said...

these are just beautiful Donna ! I have made small tags to put on birthday cards etc but not tried bigger ones like these...great idea to use the snippets from French books...tres bon !
Gail x

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Oh Donna,
Such a clever little creative cookie you are!

How sweet the photo's are with the old green wares and other gorgeous pieces your tags are photographed in.
Thank you for sharing,
Creative hugs,
Anna

Linda said...

Your tags are absolutely charming, Donna! The box of the blank tags was a FIND indeed! Thanks for your comment about my witch globe project!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi there, came your way via Cindy and have to say I am glad I did , love your blog, your style and your writing ! Am off to ave a good old mosey around as there is lots to see here,

Marie

Tiki @ Ribbons, Lace, and Inspiration said...

Sweet lil tags!! I'm new to the blogging world but old at the crafting...love your work and I must say I need to pick up some tags and try this myself! Thanks for the inspiration, have a wonderful day!

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Love the tags!

Kim K. said...

Your tags are so lovely, Donna.

BECKY said...

Great minds think alike! I always tuck a couple of handmade tags in with all of my orders, too, and sometimes a little lavender or autumn sachet. I know I love getting little extras...so I find joy in giving them!

Your tags are lovely, Donna! My fave is the birdy! You have such an eye for loveliness!!

Have a happy Wednesday!!
Hugs,
Becky

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Your tags are so cute. What a beautiful addition.