As a part of the Wonderfil teacher program, I get to play with their incredible thread…just the other day, I did this thread sketch with the Holiday box of _ spools –
Ooooh😍! It occurred to me that they would be awesome gift tie tags for Christmas wrapping – we always use fabric from my stash (no paper waste!) and I make the tags. Usually fabric bonded to Peltex 2 which result in sturdy but very thick tags. Hmm. I decided to combine a few favorite ingredients for a different style this year.
- Lutradur (a non-woven stabilizer – see http://www.pellonprojects.com/products/lutradur-100g/
- Power Shine Glitter from Cheryl’s website – https://shop.muppin.com/product/power-shine-glitter-iron-on-vinyl
- 8wt “Dazzle” metallic/rayon thread by Wonderfil – ask your quilt shop!https://www.wonderfil.ca/dazzle
- Acrylic paint in a light tone…I went for ultimate sparkle 😃 with Lumiere from Jacquard –https://www.jacquardproducts.com/lumiere
- Large flat brush and plate or shallow plastic container wide enough to accommodate brush
- Freezer paper to protect your working surface
- Pressing sheets such as the Goddess Sheet from Mistyfuse https://www.mistyfuse.com/collections/goddess-sheets
- Single-hole punch
- Tweezers – preferably Heidi’s! https://www.heidiproffetty.com/product-page/heidi-proffetty-s-precision-tweezers
Step 1 –
Tear off a large piece of freezer paper and press with warm iron to your Goddess Sheet. This will protect the surface beneath from, ahem, acrylic adornment ;). Brush on a thick layer of your acrylic…you could choose cream or white instead of a shiny paint if you prefer. Now, go fetch that next cup of coffee while this dries completely.
Cut a sheet of Power Shine Glitter to the same size as your base material. This glitter vinyl comes with a very thick protective layer (so that you can iron on to just about anything)…sometimes I prefer to peel it off and use a Goddess Sheet as the protective layer instead of peeling lots of little pieces after cutting.
Ooh, look at that sparkle through the Goddess Sheet!
3- Take your sparkly sandwich to the cutting board and slice into your preferred gift card sizes. I keep a second rotary cutter for all non-fabric items (and my husband 😂) – highly recommended. With a single hole punch, punch holes in the corner of each.
4- Now grab those gorgeous threads and Heidi’s perfect tweezers…which allow you to pull a loop of thread through the hole, then pull the ends of the thread through that loop. If you don’t have these tweezers, you need them! – I cannot tell you how many times I reach for them.
5- Repeat! Then, when you’re ready, write your messages on the non-glittery side – I used a Micron pen, Sharpies would work as well.
Happy gift wrapping! Don’t forget to consider your fat quarters as “wrapping paper” —- I haven’t used paper in years. Holiday-toned batiks are more beautiful and much much more environmentally friendly ❤️. 🎁