Friday, December 2, 2016

Trim the Tree Handmade Gift Tag

Reverse applique trees made by combining cotton scraps with a linen background make for easy gift tag idea.  Fusible web secures the cotton to the linen and then edge stitching adds a bit of whimsy.
 
Linen + cotton always looks great! A treasured bit of lace tucked into a side seam adds a special touch to this tag.

The addition of sequins and beads provides a bit of sparkle to the simplicity of this design.
 
Sequins add some bling and a fussy cut stitched to twill tape gives a fun finish to this tag.
A single star sequin atop this tree keeps the look clean and the finish quick.


I love how one simple design holds so many creative possibilities.  Dressed up or down, this trim the tree gift tag is a new favourite.

6 comments:

  1. Katherine, these are so adorable! I want to make a few for this Christmas and add a few more each year. just thinking of the possibilities of the cut-out being a candy cane, or bell, cross, or ornament! I love your creative mind!

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  2. A-DOR-A-BLE plus!!! Still loving the art/work you share with us here on your blog.

    Happy day...
    Brenda xox

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  3. Super cute. How do you add the TO & FROM?

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  4. You are so creative Katherine! I could never dream up all these wonderful designs...sequins, ribbon of all sorts, lace and linen! Before I make some of these I need to buy an eyelet maker!

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  5. Your tags are so cute and unique. It's not hard to imagine the beautiful gifts under your tree.

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  6. your tags are lovely. Do you write on the back of them or are they purely decorative? it's great to see you blogging again!

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