Rummaging through antique stores, you can find inspiration at unexpected times with simple finds.
While sifting through a box of vintage brass stencils with great patina, I had one of those moments.
Who gets excited about patina and brass stencils anyway? I do!
I scooped up a few letters and numbers to use as tags for Christmas gifts.
You can make tags just to add everyday beauty to your surroundings too.
First, you will need to punch a hole at the top and the bottom.
I used a Crop-A-Dile which is a fabulous tool and can punch tin like butter.
If you do not have a Crop-A-Dile (yet, :D ) , you can use a hammer and a nail.
Next comes the fun part - embellies!
I added some vintage millinery blooms.
Mix it up a bit - go crazy!
Buttons and bits - use what inspires you to get the look you want.
Add a simple ribbon or twine for hanging.
I coffee dyed and crinkled some seam binding for a mottled looking ribbon.
Next, finish off your tag/hanger with a crystal or bauble of your choice.
I tied a simple bow to mine.
See what a simple brass stencil can do?
Ok, now it is your turn . . .
TAG -- YOU are IT!!
Share what unlikely find has given you inspiration for a project.
Thanks for stopping by!
xo ~ Heidi