Sunday, December 16, 2012

DIY Beverage Tags


I absolutely love Ballard Designs, the design is so me and I could go crazy with the plastic if given the chance!

One day while browsing through the magazine I came across these beverage tags.

The price in the catalog was $18 for a set of 6, which is a very reasonable price, but I thought to myself that it would be fun to try and make them myself.

I started off my visiting my local Michael's store, I picked out the tags and headed home.

I had some black rub-on letters in my scrapbooking supplies and thought that would be perfect for the words on the tags. 
They went on well, but you just had to be careful to go slow and take your time because the texture of the tag was a little rigid and you have to be sure to get the entire letter onto your tag or it would be hard to line up the portion of the letter that didn't go on the first time.
After all the words were on the tags, I decided to add some scrapbook paper to the back of the tag, mostly because the price sticker for the tag was stuck to the back and I could not remove it completely and this solution took care of that ugly problem. I used Mod Podge to adhere the paper to the back.
There was one tag that I did not have a word for, so I thought that by covering the tag in a Chalkboard sticker would be cool, that way the host could use it for any beverage just by writing in chalk the name of the beverage on the tag.
To age the tags a little, I used Ranger Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap around the edges of the tag till I got the look I was going for.
Then I covered each tag with 2 layers of Mod Podge, allowing each layer to dry in between coats. Then added twine to hang the tags.  And I must say I love the results!
The tags are so cute on the pitcher! I made these as a  Christmas gift for a special person, I hope she likes them!
The tags are perfect for a gathering of friends at home, a bridal or baby shower or even a family BBQ in the backyard.

Have you been making any Christmas gifts for friends and family?