FREE PRINTABLE 2013 HOLIDAY GIFT TAGS

Free printable holiday tags //  Kelli Murray

Free printable holiday tags //  Kelli Murray

I created this set of gift tags based on a few of my recent holiday greeting card designs.  I am offering them to you as a free printable as a thanks for following along, encouraging me, and in turn, inspiring me in so many ways!  I hope they can add a little something extra to your holiday packages this year!

Just print the file out onto cardstock, cut around the edges, punch a hole, and string with twine.  Happy wrapping!

Free printable holiday tags //  Kelli Murray

Free printable holiday tags //  Kelli Murray

You can also still print last years free Christmas tags HERE.

Enjoy!

 


DIY PARTY HATS!
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I shared this simple  kids party hat tutorial over on 100 Layer Cakelet a few weeks ago, but I thought I’d share it here as well to include to my  DIY gallery.  I made these hats for Rylee’s second birthday party, and they were actually a big hit with the kiddos.  I’ve always been a sucker for yarn pom-poms, so of course, I had to include them as the topper for these!

Supplies:  Yarn, paper mache cone (from a craft store), white elastic cord, paint/spray paint to decorate your hats.

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Step 1.:  Create a set of yarn pom poms to place on the top of your party hats.  You can see the full tutorial for creating yarn pom poms here
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Step 2:  Decorate your hats however you want.  I decided to keep mine simple and just add a little white paint.  For the polka dot hat, I just stuck on circular stickers, spray painted the hat, and peeled off the stickers after the paint was dry….revealing the cardboard.
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Step 3:  Poke a hole on each side of the hat with a nail (or whatever works!)  Measure out the length of elastic cord that you want and thread it through the holes on either side of the hat.
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Step 4:  Using a glue gun, attach your yarn pom pom to the top!  Enjoy!

YARN HEART DIY
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So excited to have Your Cloud Parade here today sharing this yarn art DIY.  Your Cloud Parade is an online wedding marketplace chalk full of goods and services to fulfill your every wedding (or party!) need!  And today, they partnered up with Typologie & Co. to share this simple DIY that can add that special statement to your event…..and later, your wall!

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Materials: Yarn, Plywood, Nails, Hammer, Pencil

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1. Choose a shape of your choice and trace it onto the plywood

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2. Hammer nails into into plywood following the traced pattern & continue until completed.

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3. Choose yarn color and securely tie one end of the yarn to a nail and then start wrapping the yarn around each nail until completed.  Voila! Done!

Thanks again Your Cloud Parade! Be sure to check out their shop to discover more fabulous products and decor!


DIY_VINTAGE CHARM NECKLACE
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 My latest DIY collaboration with Bloemhill – Vintage Charm Necklaces!  The name comes across a little crafty-cheesy, but I promise, you will love these!  Every swap meet and flea market we’ve ever been to sells buckets of these old metal war memorabilia pieces.  We love them, but have never been quite sure what to do with them.  Why not craft them into necklaces?  We gathered together some beads and string,  and deconstructed some old chain from necklaces we never wore.  And here is what we came up with.

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SUPPLIES: 

Chain, beads, crimp beads, thread, + vintage military medals.
{ The vintage medals are found at practically every flea market + swap meet }

 

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Choose a vintage metal piece as the focus of your necklace and then select complimentary bead colors and a chain.  Since we deconstructed old necklaces to get our chain, the chain sizes were all unique, and some worked better than others. Next, set the length/size of your necklace. We like using the Bead Landing Board to help lay it all out + see the scale of the necklace. The more petite metals looked good with a bit shorter of a chain, and the larger metal pieces we liked to give a little more length to.

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Once it’s all laid out, make a cut in the chain where you want the beads and medals to go. On these necklaces, we decided to center them, but sometimes it’s fun to lay them out asymmetrical- just have fun with it!

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 We used a thin gauge gold wire that can be found at Michaels to thread through the beads- once you thread them through and connect them to the chains, the crimper beads are used to hold the wire in place. It really helps if you have the right materials for this-so we highly recommend the jewelry pliers.  Those can also be found at Michaels.

Once you’ve threaded the beads to the chain, you can do the same thing to attach the beads to the medal.
For a little fun pop of color, we decided to add tassels, made out of thread.  The color options are endless!
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