Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Address Label Gift Tags, A Tutorial From ColorOfDawnCreations

Do you want to give your handmade items away as gifts or sell them while adding a personal touch to remind the recipient where to find you for more? Today, Amber from ColorOfDawnCreations, located in Nashville, TN, is going to show us how to make gift tags from address labels. When they are finished, simply punch a hole and adorn with your choice of ribbon.
Amber sells her goods here on and specializes in very attractive wood slice ornaments, jewelry, and even has a few soaps for sale to benefit a Hatian charity:

The following tutorial is contributed by Amber:

Make Your Own Hang Tags Tutorial

I am sending a few things off to be sold at Fabulous Me Boutique and Gifts in the Cumberland Gap, TN and I have a few craft shows coming. up. My items were in need of hang tags. Keeping with my vow to use what I have on hand to keep costs down, I found a whole package of Avery printable return address labels that I had bought at least a year ago and never used. I went online to and created some labels with my store logo and information and printed them off. It was really easy.

I wanted my labels to have some pretty backing so I stuck them on a sheet of decorative scrapbook paper.

Then I cut each label out with scissors. Now I am sure there is probably a much easier and faster process for this but I do not own any fancy machines like Cricut and such and this is about as "new school" as I get. It actually went fairly quickly because the labels guided my scissors along for easy trimming. And VoilĂ ! I have some pretty hang tags with all my information in them.

I even made some winter themed ones for my Christmas Ornaments.

I found some invisible thread in my sewing box so I strung the labels on the thread like so with a sewing needle.

And here you have it! A hand made hang tag!

It really was extremely easy, quick, and cost effective.
Now I am off to make some business cards!