I have a very talented friend who makes the most beautiful knitted creations. For the past two years, we have done a Great Christmas Craft Swap - we swap lists in early Autumn, saying what presents we'd like making, and then a few days before Christmas we meet up and swap goody bags. I wanted to find a way to further prettify my packaging, labelling the jewellery but leaving it so it can be opened fairly easily, so that Polly could check out everything I had made for her friends and family. I thought that today I would share with you the sweet and simple way I did this. I think these would look just lovely under any Christmas tree!
Gather these supplies:
Card Stock, punched or cut into tags
Punch a hole in the corner of one of your cards/tags. Stamp an emblem of your choice in the opposite corner.
Cut a piece of string, and tie in a knot around your jewellery box. Slide on the tag.
Tie the string in a bow to secure the tag. Double knot to make extra secure.
And there you have it, pretty, simple but effective! You could use co-ordinating card stock like I have, or use something contrasting. If you are giving something to a fellow jewellery maker, you could even use some silk cord or ribbon instead of string. The possibilities are endless.....have fun!
Rebecca is a Scottish jewellery designer and singer, currently living in Manchester, England. You can read more about beads and singing at her blog, songbeads.blogspot.com and see more of her jewellery at songbead.etsy.com.