November 21, 2012

Sparkly Fabric Gift Tags

Wanting a way to gussy up your holiday gift wrapping that requires a minimal amount of time and effort? These Sparkly Fabric Gift Tags are just the ticket! Each takes only a few minutes to make, yet the statement they make on any wrapped gift will make everyone think you are a gift-wrapper extraordinaire. Today I’m going to show you how easily these little gems come together with the help of a fun new product: Tulip Shimmer Sheets.

For this project, you will need…

  • Fabric in assorted patterns and colors
  • Double-sided fusible Peltex (a very heavy-weight stabilizer)
  • Iron
  • Washable ink marker
  • Pinking shears (optional; you can also use regular shears)
  • Coordinating thread
  • Tulip Fashion Glitter Transfer Sheets
  • Hole Punch
  • Baker’s twine
To begin, cut two squares of contrasting fabric and one square of Peltex that are all the same size.
Place one square of fabric face down on your ironing board, and then place the square of Peltex on top. Place the remaining fabric square face up on top of the Peltex layer. Fuse all layers together with a hot iron (no-steam), pressing firmly for 15-20 seconds.
Now, grab a circular object of some sort to use as a template for your tags. (I found a spool of ribbon was just the right size, but anything from a bowl to a glass would do the trick.) Trace a circle around your object onto your fused fabric piece using your washable ink marker. Using pinking shears, carefully cut your circle out.
Machine stitch a couple of times around the perimeter of your tag for added interest. (If you aren’t a sewer, no worries! The glue on the Peltex will hold your layers together even without stitching.)

Now the fun part: embellishing the tags! There is something about the holidays that makes me want to really pull out all of the glittery stops, but I’ll be honest: I am not a fan of the mess of glittered projects, especially with four very curious sets of little hands around. I was really excited, then, when I received two packages of Tulip Fashion Glitter Sheets. These sheets, which come in glittery and holographic styles in an assortment of holiday-worthy colors, allow you to add a glittery or metallic finish to fabric projects without having to deal with the hassle of traditional glitter. Just cut, place on a project, and iron on. I am sold!

I was particularly excited when I saw that the sheets could be cut out with die cutting machines. I decided to use some of my favorite Christmas dies and my manual die cutter to cut out some fun shapes to adhere to my gift tags.

One thing I discovered is that the manual cutter had a hard time cutting all the way through the glitter material, even when I ran it through a couple of times. To remedy this issue, I carefully tore along the lines created by the die cutter to remove my shapes.

For my more detailed shapes, a few of my features fell off as I was separating the shapes from the rest of the sheet. If that happens to you, save all of the pieces, and you can simply join them together before the ironing step later on. Easy solution!

Now, iron the shapes onto your prepared tags according to the product instructions, and then use a hole punch to make a hole at the top of your tag. Thread a piece of twine through the hole, and tie into a bow to secure to the package of your choice.

All finished!

These tags make a sparkly statement on wrapped packages, but they would also be great used as Christmas ornaments, too!

Once you see how easy these are to make, you’ll probably want to make enough for all of your packages this year!

Wanting more inspiration? Connect with Tulip at all of the places below!


Thanks so much for making PS a part of your day!

Linking this to: Tatertots and Jello, Serenity Now, Tidy Mom, Home Stories A to Z, Flamingo Toes, A Glimpse Inside

Disclosure: This is a compensated post written by me on behalf of Tulip. Rest assured that all opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own, and I am dedicated to sharing only products that I feel my readers will benefit from and enjoy.

Amy @ Positively Splendid

Amy @ Positively Splendid

Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you'll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
Amy @ Positively Splendid
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24 Responses to Sparkly Fabric Gift Tags

  1. Rhonda November 21, 2012 at 6:38 am #

    So cute Amy! I have to ask… where did you get that fantastic wrapping paper?!

    • Amy @ Positively Splendid November 21, 2012 at 7:56 am #

      Thanks, Rhonda! I found the wrapping paper a few weeks ago at Target. The moment I saw it, I knew I had to have it! 🙂

  2. Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe November 21, 2012 at 8:54 am #

    Adorable, Amy! I love how the tags really show off the gift.

    I was going to ask the same thing about the faux bois wrapping paper! I will be keeping an eye out for it now. 🙂

    • Amy @ Positively Splendid November 21, 2012 at 9:44 am #

      Thanks so much, Michele!

  3. Jamie @ Southern Revivals November 21, 2012 at 9:07 am #

    Oh! I love these! I’m going to have to make some of these, too. I love this glitter stuff! Thanks for the great idea!

    • Amy @ Positively Splendid November 21, 2012 at 9:36 am #

      Thanks, Jamie! So glad you like them. 🙂

  4. Carol ( Answer Is Chocolate) November 21, 2012 at 9:16 am #

    These are so cute Amy! Love how they turned out and I too will be keeping an eye out for the wrapping paper. Happy Thanksgiving.

    • Amy @ Positively Splendid November 21, 2012 at 9:37 am #

      Thank you, Carol! The wrapping paper was on an endcap at our store in the gift wrap section a few weeks ago.

  5. Doreen @ Altered Artworks November 21, 2012 at 9:41 am #

    What a great idea for gift tags. Happy Thanksgiving.

    • Amy @ Positively Splendid November 21, 2012 at 9:45 am #

      Thanks so much, Doreen! Happy Thanksgiving to you, as well. 🙂

  6. Mimi @ Irresistible Pets November 21, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    These are darling! I absolutely love them! What a great idea!

    • Amy @ Positively Splendid November 22, 2012 at 7:36 am #

      Thank you, Mimi!

  7. nest of posies November 21, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

    how fun are these? so cute, amy!

  8. Eva Scott November 21, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

    SO STINKIN CUTE!!!!!! I seriously love this idea! Thank you for sharing!

    • Amy @ Positively Splendid November 22, 2012 at 7:34 am #

      Thanks so much!

  9. Rachel November 24, 2012 at 5:23 pm #

    These certainly make the gift! And what a great ornament they make after they are a gift tag.

    • Amy @ Positively Splendid November 25, 2012 at 7:13 am #

      Thanks so much, Rachel!

  10. Beverly {Flamingo Toes} November 24, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    LOVE!!! These are so super cute Amy!! The colors and shapes are so fun and I love the way the glitter looks!

  11. Mel November 25, 2012 at 1:24 am #

    Gorgeous tags, love these

  12. SouthernScraps November 25, 2012 at 6:59 am #

    Love these! I’ll be on the look out for these sheets. Thanks for sharing.

    • Amy @ Positively Splendid November 25, 2012 at 7:09 am #

      Thanks so much! The sheets are so fun to work with.

  13. Katie November 26, 2012 at 8:30 am #

    LOVE your fabric gift tags! What a clever idea! registered & protected

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