Thursday, March 4, 2010

Artful Thursday - Vintage Inspired Easter Tags; A Tutorial

It's true that I've had the winter blues, I've not quite been feeling myself. So, I'm really looking forward to Spring and all it's beauty that comes with it. Chirping birds, blue skies, the greenness and blooming of flowers, all of this beauty lifts my spirits and brings a smile to my face. Today is Artful Thursday...and I'm dreaming of Spring and Easter. So, I've made some vintage inspired Easter Tags.

Materials I used for this project:

  • vintage sheet music
  • white cardstock
  • shipping tags
  • German glass glitter
  • decorative pearls
  • watercolor pencils
  • chalk ink
  • mohair yarn
  • glue, and foam squares

This was a fairly quick and simple project.

  1. Stamp the egg on cardstock and trim the egg out

  2. Color the egg with water color pencils and use a damp q-tip to blend the colors

  3. Using another q-tip edge the egg with glue and then rolled it in glass glitter

  4. Stick a strip of pearls on

  5. Tear some rectangles of sheet music to fit the shipping tags

  6. Crumple the sheet music, smooth it out, then glue it to the shipping tag.
  7. Ink the shipping tag & sheet music by rubbing the ink pad lightly over the front and edges of tag.

  8. Using foam squares, adhere the egg to the shipping tag.

  9. And finally, switch out the tag string with the mohair string/yarn.

Use these to dress up a hostess gift, tie around a bottle of wine, attach it to an Easter many other possibilities. I'm sure you can think of all sorts of other ideas. I have always loved the gift wrap as much as the gift itself.

You'll find these in my etsy shop.


  1. Very pretty! Love the Easter theme - it is about that time! Check out my project as well over on my blog.

  2. Your Easter tags are sweet- they would be so pretty tied on a little Easter basket. Great artful thursday project.

  3. I love your tags. It's nice to do projects to get us ready for Spring. I agree with Lorraine, your name is awesome!

  4. Thanks, have to be honest growing up I always wished I was a Kim or Lori lol! But now I know I'm a Kika ;)

  5. Love the glitter AND the idea to use the pearls like that. I know I have a bunch of those in my ribbon box all strung but not detachable... I never knew what to do with them.
    Very pretty project & more vintage music in an AT project. I think next week I'm finally going to use mine.

  6. Thanks for coming by for my Artful Thursday project.
    The tags are adorable and it has me thinking about getting some inexpensive little gifts for family and friends to celebrate the coming of Spring! Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. the little colored eggs look magical on your pretty tags. happy weekend, julie

  8. Fantastic creations! I'm so obsessed with tags. Love the crumbled music paper!
    ~Angela Harris



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