You may be wondering how on earth they are re-usable....well they're chalkboard tags! How cool is that?!!
I hate to think of any of my stitching being thrown out, but what on earth can you do with a little cross stitch tag once it has been used? By making the cross stitch into chalkboard tags they can be used again and again and again! Environmentally friendly and frugal too. It's a win, win situation.
To make these tags, all you need are some little wooden shapes from the craft store (you can use any shape, hearts, stars, circles etc). These are really cheap, I think I paid about 60 cents each. The hardest part of this project is peeling the sticky label off the wooden shape. Honestly, that was the hard part, these labels refused to come off in one piece! Then all you have to do is give the tags a couple of coats of chalkboard paint and once they are dry you can, if you want to, decorate the edges using a white paint pen. Tie a ribbon through the hole and then attach your stitching. Voila - re-usable tags!
For this one I attached the stitching to the main part of the tag.
If you have a rather large gift and want a larger tag, then you can add the stitching to the top part of the wooden tag to make the whole thing a bit bigger. I stitched the snowman on plastic canvas so that the entire thing was a bit more robust and would last more than one Christmas season.
Chalkboard paint comes in other colours too, so you can opt for bright red, or forest green etc if you don't fancy plain, old fashioned black!
So that's some tags made, now I just have to think of the gifts to go with them. Nothing like doing things backwards!!!
Until next time...happy stitching.