The first item on my list this season was Homespun Gift Tags.
These were really easy to make and used two of my favorite things... brown craft paper and twine. I first cut out two different sized stars. For the larger star I used red card stock and for the smaller star brown craft paper. You can find the pattern I used here.
I then used double stick tape and attached the two stars together.
Next I cut out a heart shape. I could not find a pattern that had the homespun look so I drew my own heart. This was taped on top of the brown star.
The next step was to decide how I wanted to stitch on these. I couldn't decide between stitching on the heart or around the star. I decided to do a few of both. I found that it was easier if I used the needle to punch out the holes for the embroidery thread before stitching. I then used two strands of black floss.
The finish these off I made a bow with twine and hot glued it onto the heart. I also used twine to make a loop for hanging and hot glued this onto the back of the star.
These were simple to make and I think they will look great on a package wrapped in brown paper and tied with red ribbon.
I am hoping to post a Christmas craft once a week for the month of July. Of course it always depends on how busy my family life is!