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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Fun Glittered Tag Project

Bonjour Mes Amis!
Hope your week has been a great one so far.
For me, any day that involves glitter, vintage images, and decoupage is a great day!
So with that, I thought I'd share with you a few vintage inspired tags that I just created.
I began with some extra thick and heavy chipboard.  Actually it came from vintage picture frames that I picked up while thrifting. Since I didn't need the backings any more, I put them in my crafting stash.  I never throw stuff like that away, as it's just full of crafting potential!

 Then the really fun part began!  I pulled out my stash of lace trims, tiny buttons both vintage and newer, rhinestones, and bits of this and that.
Throw in some Mod Podge, glitter and copies of gorgeous vintage images, and 
 I had so much fun creating these tags.  I like to keep them on hand to give as little gifts.
Wouldn't they be pretty hung from a door knob, or added to a wrapped present as a gift within a gift?
And I think they would be gorgeous hanging on the Christmas tree, too! 
I started by decoupaging vintage looking sheet music to the chipboard, which is actually decoupage paper.
The images of the beautiful women are from the Graphics Fairy. Aren't they beautiful?
For the tag below, I added this adorable glittery cut out of a birdcage, that I had in my stash for quite some time.  Love!
 To the bottom of each tag, I hot glued on pretty lacy trim and buttons.

 I then pulled out my vintage Children's dictionary and cut out various definitions, which I mounted on thinner chipboard.  No worries, the book is not valuable or anything!  I bought it for a buck at our libraries used book sale, just for the purpose of crafting.  I never would tear up a valuable book!
 Oh, the women are mounted on chipboard, too.
 I had these fun little keys in my stash, just waiting for the perfect project!
I added thin wire for hangers, leaving it a bit crinkled just for fun.
Then I tied to the wire gorgeous pale pink hand torn silk ribbon.
 Rhinestones add even more bling!

 I had so much fun with this project, I can't wait to create some more!
 The best thing is that I already had everything on hand.
Hope this inspired you to create something with what you already have sitting around!


Susie said...

Donna, Those are little pieces of art. :):) They would look cute hanging around the house on knobs or hooks. Sweet. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

NanaDiana said...

Well, I knew you were holding out on about your glittery adventures! I LOVE that birdcage one, Donna, but they are all just gorgeous. I have said it before and I will say it again. You do the MOST BEAUTIFUL tags and YOU are STILL the GLITTER GODDESS of all time! xo Diana

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Your tags are very pretty and I love the use of the book pages and keys and of course your signature sprinkling of glitter.



pathtojunkentreasure said...

Hi Donna, you are so inspiring! Just the right amount of glitter and bling. They are great. Thanks for sharing. Milena

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Donna, Love these tags and all the gorgeous details and of course the glitter. Each one is special and perfect for the season in so many ways. Looks like you had a great day creating!! It's great how you layered the tags with
the chipboard. I have the nest in my stash too. Love how you used it here on the tag. Happy Creating!! xo

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So pretty! I love them all. Glitter, buttons and more glitter make me happy too!

Trisha said...

These are so pretty! I love the glitter and I think the birdcage is my favorite for sure!


Okio B Designs said...

These are so beautiful! I could see them hung all over a Christmas tree.


Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh Donna, they are so pretty. You really did a wonderful job on them. they will look so good on a tree. You are such a creative person.
Have a great weekend.

Cynthia said...

Donna these came out super, so pretty. I love the birdcage.


Bente said...

So beautiful tags, Donna. Love them.
Have a wonderful weekend

Debbie said...

Oh Donna...those tags are beautiful! I especially like the graphics with the women...they look like gypsies! You always take such care in your work, and the finished product is just lovely! It's all in the details...and you are a pro when it comes to that!!!