I have hardly have done any christmas crafts on my blog an I wonder why! So this year, I am working a little harder to bring many christmas craft and Christmas decor ideas specifically suited for India 🙂 I made these Lace edged Christmas tags last week as a guest post for ItsyBitsy blog and I absolutely loved it. Its a very simple one but a little time consuming if you want to make loads of them. I would say these lace edged christmas tags are just perfect for anyone who loves details. Lets see how I made them 🙂
Materials used to make these Lace edged Christmas tags :
- Laces of any type. (I have used little birdie crochet lace)
- Circle punch ( or any template to draw circle)
- needle and thread in matching shades
- Stamps & inkpad for sentiments ( or color pens/glitter pens for handwritten sentiments)
- double sided foam tapes
Here is a closer look at the crochet laces. I love the fine details and also the soothing soft shade 🙂
Step by step tutorial to make lace edged christmas tags :
So basically these lace edged christmas tags are a shortcut to the pretty crochet edged christmas tags that rules pinterest. I don’t crochet much except when I made a heart last year 😛 so you can understand why I resorted to the pretty lace from itsybitsy!
My initial plan was to just stick the lace at the edge using a glue gun or so but my trial did not give me a satisfactory result to I opted for stitching them. I first punched out a circle from white card stock and put holes in them with the help of a needle. You can first mark the places with dots and then place them over a thermocol sheet for ease of poking.
Tie a knot at the end of your thread and pull your needle from back to front. Place your lace and stitch them through. Now there are many ways you can stitch these so you can apply your creativity into it.
If you see my tags, few have the stitch visible in the front and few don’t have thats because I tried a variation !
What I have done here is a simple stitch – take thread from one side, insert it through the lace, bring it over the other side. Where I stitch through on the lace made all the difference in the final look. In the tags where the stitch is visible, the stitch is passing through the lace only once hence the thread is visible whereas, in the other tag, the stitch passes from center to edge of the lace.
I had these cute christmas labels tags stampset from MFT ( which I think is out of production) and I used the sentiments in circles to suit my lace edged base. I simple stamped them with rangers cherry red & lemon twist dye ink, altenew purple set crisp inks and adhered them to the base with double sided foam tape.
I added some think ribbons through the crochet ribbon to hold the tags.
Hope you like this tutorial on lace edged christmas tags. Wishing you merrier Christmassy days ahead!