Happy Monday! Another snow day today, and we’re snuggled up in our warm home and crafting. My son (Big) even tried out my pen holder and a couple of my calligraphy nibs. Dude’s got some skills, in my very biased opinion.
Anyway, today, I wanted to share my newest packaging project – Tag Barrettes (if this term is not copyrighted, I’m taking it!)
They are just like hair barrettes but made of paper and are used to hold tags, instead of hair. Let’s jump in shall we?
1. Glassine or Paper Bag, 2. Gift Tags (you can make your own or buy them), 3. Thin strips of cardstock (ensure they are the same width or smaller than your tags’ holes), 4. shape punches like this one, glue 5. Ribbon Stitch Punch
Step 1: Fold your bag, then punch through the entire bag. When you thread your barrette, it will also act as a closure for the bag
Step 2: Punch your shapes and glue them on to the thin strips of cardstock
Step 3: Fold your barrette
Step 4: Thread your barrette through the tag and bag (after you fill it with goodies)
Step 5: Fold over and your tag barrette is complete! What will your designer barrette look like?