This Christmas tag/ornament was just an experiment, but I loved the finished result so much I now need to make a whole “batch” of them.I have had a collection of East of Eden wooden tags for ever, at first I loved them too much to use, but over the years they have become in danger of becoming even more “shabby chic” than they were intended, and at the end of the day, what’s the point of having a bag of “lovely” bits that never see the light of day, let alone get used?
To start with I decided to see if a text style rub on would adhere to the tag, it did, woo hoo! The space between the writing was a little too large for the effect I wanted, so I simply filled in the gap again with another line of transfer.
I had already removed the twine thread and replaced it with my crafting nemesis, the humble jump ring, but I didn’t go too cross eyed and managed to add a snowflake charm and a dainty link of beads taken from a disassembled charity shop necklace without too much swearing.
I was initially thinking of using this as a Christmas tree decoration but it could also be used as a plainly wrapped parcel as a charm in addition to an equally plain tag, which in turn makes me think that I really need to get some small boxes wrapped up to try out and illustrate my parcel charm ideas.