Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Pretty Tags in a Box

Tags are such a great opportunity for embellishment, aren't they? Combine them with a box and the holiday season and the sky is the limit. As far as I'm concerned around Christmas time, if it's stationary, it's going to get glued and glittered!
Lora Mahaffey here chatting about adding a little Santa and Christmas sparkle to your holiday decor!


I really like this Tags in a Box Display it's a good size box and is, of course, perfect for displaying your lovely holiday tags, but it's also perfect for storing and displaying the wonderful cards a girl has received over the years from friends and family. Some of them are just too gorgeous to pack away and forget. This box allows storage and you can rotate the cards and tags as it pleases you.



The tags were lots of fun to make....I used a lot of Dresden trim and made fun pockets and pouches to stick little presents in. Lots of glitter glue and ribbon give the tags sparkle and texture. You can't tell in the pictures, but they really glitter and glimmer with sparkly goodness!

I started out gluing the box up. I put one of those big rubber bands you get off of produce around the middle to keep it square.






While that was drying, I flipped a tag upside down and glued three craft sticks to it, making sure that the sticks were even at the bottom.




After both pieces dried, I gave them both a coat of gesso and then painted the inside of the box white with acrylic paint.
I also painted the lower half of the 'pop sickle stick tag' so it blends in with the white inside of the box.
Then I started covering everything with pretty papers.


I covered both sides of the tag half way down, so that it's looks finished from the back as well as the front.







Then, with a pair of scissors, I carved the back half of a 5-inch bottle brush tree off starting about a third of the way down the tree all the way in to the center wire and set it aside.





 I then embellished the 'tag' and the box, decorated the tree and glued it into the box, making sure it was level at the bottom so that the whole thing was straight at the top.
I apologize for not taking pictures of the last two steps. I got all into my little Christmas groove and sailed right on by the picture-taking opportunity.

In the picture below, you can see where the tag is glued into the inside of the box.










A picture of the box empty........




And some fun detail that I added to a metal embellishment.


Supplies  from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts
Tags In A Box Display

Additional supplies
Various Dresden Trims
Stamp Metal Embellishments
Various Ribbon Trims
Glass Beads
Flat Back Crystals
Stickles Glitter Glue
Bottle Brush Christmas Tree
Graphic 45 Papers (The Twelve Days of Christmas and St. Nicholas)
Bullion Trim
Glass Pearls
Gesso
Acrylic Paint

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