Valentine’s Day Tag Bouquet
Hello everyone! After a long break I am ready to share a few crafts again! During my break some exciting things happened! I won a super awesome tag maker by Fiskars thanks to One Artsy Mama during a give-a-way she hosted (see what she did with her’s here). I also received new scissors from Fiskars in the mail. They are the Fiskars 8 Inch The Original Orange-Handled Scissors. I don’t remember signing up for anything so I think Fiskars was just nice! I was super excited about them! Unfortunately they are very much made for a right-handed person and this here lefty was starting to get a blister on my thumb when I was using them. Lucky husband, gets his own scissors now! Anyway you can check out the the picture below. I have also linked the amazon page for both of them if you would like to further check them out. (Links are affiliated).
With new toys I finally decided I needed to craft. But what? I was inspired by Dollarstorecrafts.com best ideas Facebook page challenge for January. It was a Valentine’s Day theme. So I did my favorite thing! I popped over the Dollar Tree to see what I could be inspired by. Here are the things I got as well as a few extras from my stash.
I was inspired to make a few things from this haul. Two of which I will share in this post. The other two I will post later this week.
Here is the first:
DIY Valentine’s Day Cork Gift Tag
Remember my DIY Monogram Cork Gift Tags? Well, it was super easy to make a Valentine’s Day version of them! They are just a cute! Great to put around a wine bottle or vase of flowers, attach to a box of chocolate, whatever your valentine desires. Check out the post for the step by step tutorials. I have a feeling that Dollar Tree will keep their washi tape around for all seasons so this is a great year-round tag. Just be sure to pick a style with a blend-able pattern.
For the second one I really wanted to play with my new tag maker. I wanted to make something that would fill a vase other than flowers. Here is what I came up with:
Valentine’s Day Tag Bouquet
I made little picks using the foam stickers, washi tape, bakers twine and some bamboo skewers. I may or may not add little pom poms to the top. Still deciding.
They are super easy to make. I only took one shot while I was making them but they are pretty straight forward.
Step One: Cut out a piece of cardboard from a cereal box or use the cardboard from the foam stickers (that’s what I used) or other packaging. Cover it with the Washi Tape.
Step Two: Trim away the excess tape. Washi tape side down, put into your punch and punch out your shape. I am using the Fiskars 197560-1001 Label Tag Maker, Simple “Label” style. I also punched out two holes, one on top and one on the bottom. I chose not to use the eyelets on these.
Step Three: Decorate as desired!
Step Four: Place on bamboo skewers (To give my different heights I broke apart a few skewers and taped them together for more length.). Tie a little bakers twine around them, pop them in a vase. DONE!
I love this tag maker! It is the third punch I have ever owned and I want more! It is so great to be able to just make a shape and not have to cut it out! (The first two are a corner punch and and edge punch.)
I thought this was something cute and different to place in your house for Valentine’s Day. When you put them all together in a red vase it is so festive!
I hope you have found this idea at he very least intriguing! If you try it for yourself I would love to see pictures of the finished product! You can either email me through the contact page or find me on Facebook and add your picture there!
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.