If you haven’t figured out already, I am obsessed with crafts that have to do with gold accents. 🙂 It makes everything so fancy! So, I wanted to make my own gift tags that added that layer of elegance to it. This is where I got an idea for creating my own gift tags with some gold leaf accents! You can buy these in the store already (in gold, silver or even other colors of metallic accents), but I wanted to make my own. So, I gathered some craft supplies and got to work! This project is extremely simple. It only takes about 5 minutes. My boyfriend even had fun cutting some of the shapes out! He quickly retreated to the garage after that, but it still was fun to see how easy it is for anyone to get involved and make these simple, fun gift tags!
What You Will Need
- Astrobrights Color Cardstock (8.5″ x 11″ sheets)
- Fiskars Hexagon Squeeze Punch, Extra Large
- Speedball Mona Lisa Gold Leaf Kit
- Hole Punch
- Small Paint Brushes
Step by Step
- Using the Fiskars Hexagon Squeeze Punch, cut out several pieces of cardstock (whatever color you would like). Set them aside.
- Using the Speedball Mona Lisa Gold Leaf Adhesive, paint onto the hexagon pieces where you would like the gold leaf to be. I personally wanted each tag to be a little bit different, so I painted a light coating on the top of some, on the bottom of others. Be creative! Let the adhesive dry for a minute or so, or until the white creamy color is clear.
- Next, take your gold leaf sheets and place on top of the paper where the adhesive is. NOTE: The gold leaf sheets are VERY thin. So, be careful when handling them. Use your paint brush to lightly press and rub the gold leaf down onto the paper so that it adheres to the adhesive area. You don’t need to use a lot of presser on this — just brush back and forth. Let the gold leaf dry for a minute or so. Once dry, use your paint brush to rub off any hanging pieces of gold leaf, or simply clean up the edges. I wanted mine to look a little distressed, so I allowed some pieces to come off in places. Feel free to cover it however you want! 🙂
- Finally, punch a hole in the tops of the hexagon paper, string through some baker’s twine or ribbon, and there you have it! A DIY gift tag! I use these for everything and I cut out all sorts of different shapes! They are awesome for holiday gift tags, Halloween treat bags or place cards (using black and orange cardstock). The uses are endless! I hope you enjoy this project as much as I did!
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