Oh man, it s December. How did that happen? Soon we ll be swigging eggnog and singing Christmas carols off-key. If your big DIY present plans have come and gone as quickly as the summer did, and you find yourself having to amend your handmade gifts list, don t despair. Thankfully we ve got one crafty endeavor that will give all of your gifts the extra oomph that can only come from doing something the handmade way: gift tags!
Snowglobe: DMC Embroidery Floss color: 351 DMC Light Effects color: E3843 and E3821 (to hang the label) Silver cardboard Candy Cane: DMC Embroidery Floss color: White/blanc DMC Light Effects color: E3821 (to hang the label) Red cardboard. Gingerbread man: DMC Embroidery Floss color: 310, 703, 340, 606 and White/blanc. DMC Light Effects color: E3821 (to hang the label) Brown cardboard. Glove: DMC Embroidery Floss color: 744 DMC Light Effects color: E3821 (to hang the label) Dark blue cardboard. DMC Embroidery needle Scissors Cardboards in different colors (make sure you can print on them) Paper punch
These holly jolly patterns include a snowglobe, candy cane, gingerbread man, and a glove. Creating these tis-the-season-tags is super simple. Just:
- Print the labels onto the cardboard
- Punch the holes with a needle or punch (remember to use a special support for punching if you choose that route)
- Make a knot at the beginning of the thread and start your journey stitching through the holes.
- When you re all done stitching, just make another knot at the end of the thread.
That s it! So get your embroidery needle ready and get started!
Step 1: Print the labels onto the cardboard. Step 2: punch the holes with a punch on a special support for punching. You can also use a needle. Step 3: Make a knot on the beginning of the thread and stitch through the holes. Step 4: make another knot when you finish.
Stich a back-stitch in every hole except on the followings holes: Gingerbread man: Eyes and buttons stitch a french knot
Make some french knots to make the snow. To make french knots on paper just make a knot twisting the thread around the needle.
Number of strands:
Use 6 stands in every stitch except on the following: Snowglobe E3843: backstitch with 2 strands. French knot: 4 strands.
French knot eyes: 4 strands. French knot buttons: 2 strands. With the paper punch make a hole in every label to hang it with the DMC Light Effects E3821. And remember to check out Commonthread for unique handmade gifts that break away from the box store pack. Viva la Handmade Revolution! The Commonthread Team