Quick and Easy French Tags

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I am a paper addict. One of the ways I reward/bribe myself is with a trip to the scrapbook store, or a new slab of paper from the craft store. I find that these things help get my creative juices flowing, and I can turn to them when I’m looking for inspiration.

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Recently, I purchased the DCWV Tres Chic stack. This is a premium stack, so it’s a heavier weight of paper and a lot of the pages have some type of embellishments. One of the pages that caught my eye was the sheet of tags and plaques.

 Here’s how to make a set of French themed tags – quickly and easily.

 

Materials Needed

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  •  Tags page from Tres Chic paper stack
  • Fibers and ribbons
  • Grommets (optional)
  • Brown Marker (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Corner Rounder (optional)
  • Xacto Knife (optional)

 Quick and Easy French Tags Directions

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Take the sheet of paper, and remove it from the stack. Cut all the tags and plaques apart.

Choose the tags from the rest of the pieces. Save the other pieces for another project. Trim around them, carefully. Because they were all straight edges, I just used scissors. You may find an Xacto knife and straightedge or a small paper cutter to be easier.

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Once the tags were all trimmed, I ran a brown marker around the edges. This was mainly to get rid of the white of the freshly cut paper and to give them a very slight aged look.

Punch the hole out with your hole punch. I couldn’t find a small one (story of my life!!) so I used a regular hole punch. Add the grommet, if desired. It helps to reinforce the hole and add a little sumtin-sumtin. I skipped it.

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Add fibers and ribbons. I cut about a 6 inch length of three or four decorative fibers, and half-hitched them through the hole in my tag. Because I used a large hole punch, I used more fibers. If you use a smaller hole punch, you may only have room for one or two fibers or ribbons.

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Voila! Your tags are finished! Super quick, super easy, super cute!

Total time: 10 minutes

Total Cost: The paper stack is $19.99, but can almost always be found on sale from $9.99-$11.99. The fibers I used are $6 a pack for 30 yards, and I used two different packs, but only about 18 inches from each. Starting cost is $22, but total project cost is about $0.50.

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About Greta Brinkley

Greta is a newly minted 30 year old, originally from the West Coast. Now living in the Midwest, she loves hockey, sparkles, nail polish, and bright colors. She also cannot resist anything that has peanut butter and chocolate together. And she hates filling out bios. Yep.

Comments

  1. Very cute! These would look wonderful on a Mother’s Day gift!

  2. How adorable – these would be great for gifts all year. Love it!! Pinned & Tweeted!

  3. I love cut-apart pages! They make things simple :) Love your choice of “fibers” really gives it that extra something.

  4. these are adorable!! and they double as a bookmark when you are done with the gift. sweet.

  5. These tags are so cute! I need to check my paperstock and see what I have to make some of these adorable tags!

  6. Ooo, lala! Very pretty! What a great addition to any gift! Pinned & Tweeted!

  7. Ooh la la! Way to spice up gift giving!

  8. Jennifer Hiles says:

    These are so cute! What a fun idea. I need to get myself an Xacto knife.

  9. Thank you for sharing, these are really cool.

  10. Robin Wilson says:

    Those are so pretty, so easy and what a personal touch to any gift. Not to mention that you can pay several dollars for just one nice tag at the store. What a great idea! Thank you so much!

  11. tanya holland says:

    These are very cute. I make a lot of my own tags and these would be great to make.

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