Sunday, December 26, 2010

Snowman Tag in Frame

This is a very easy frame to make for gifts.  I think I made 15 of them in two separate sittings. 

I got these frames from Dollar Tree, but bought some later at Dollar General.  These I took out the glass and thought they looked good that way (I was also shipping them and thought it was safer, too).  I couldn't take out the glass from the Dollar General frames - so left those in as I was giving those gifts in person.

I used white card stock (because these frames needed more backing) and had some lovely gold paper that came in a package that my daughter received.  She asked if I wanted it (doesn't she know me? - I'm her mother/hoarder!!!!).

After both of these papers were cut to the size needed - then glue them together with glue stick.

The snowmen are "to & from" tags from Target.  But, you can find lots to put in frames, especially in the scrapbooking section.

I used a different glue for the tags since they were thicker.  I used Elmer's Glue Pen to glue the tag to the gold paper/card stock.

Put them in the frames -

To get the ribbon like this I cut 4 kinds of coordinating ribbon -

Here was the process -

Snipped the edges to get a nice finish -

Here they are in a nice stack -

I used a glue gun to put these together (that's 3 different kinds of glue!!) - just a dab on each layer -

Glue the ribbon to the frame using the glue gun -

I bought a bag of buttons at a quilt shop in Amish country.  I just snipped off the tab in the back with my jewelry tool -

Using the glue gun - glue the button to the center of the ribbon -

These look so cute and the possibilities are endless - not just with Christmas, but with other holidays, too.
I better get going - I've caught Lucy playing with the tree ornaments -- again!!!
I'm linking to Funky Junk's SNS - you can check out all the other projects here.


Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Ah, the procrastinators curse!
I saw some really cute tags and thought of doing the very same thing for gifts of course.
and didn't.
Now here you are showing HOW CUTE THEY ARE! and giving a great tutorial.

Thank you- you save me a lot of trouble.. (smile)
They truly do look so adorable. Now for sure will do them for next year. If I hurry I can get everything I need at 50% off --yay!

thanks for showing these-- so cute.

Kristin said...

Thanks for stopping by to look at my Santa belly ornaments. I love this snowman idea, what a cute quick gift. I might have to check out my target and see if they have anything cute to try this next year.

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