Friday, December 18, 2009

Recycled Tag Tutorial



I have never EVER purchased gift tags- once again why buy when you can create! I have been recycling clothing and merchandise tags for a while now and the holidays are the perfect time for this simple project.


I keep a stash of recycled tags on hand in my studio ( I always save tags in fun shapes and unique sizes!)



Simply paint over tags- I painted mine with simple white acrylic paint for a clean slate and then started creating!


I stitched...




I beaded....



I dripped....


I collaged.... my way to an entire collection of unique tags for all of my holiday gifts!

18 comments:

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Wow, those are gorgeous! I'm loving the black and white. Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

Marlis said...

so cool! thanks alisa!

Contessa Kris said...

Beautiful!

peggy said...

wow and more wow, they are fantastic. I will be saving all my tags from now on. You are so creative, wish you were my child so you could come home and play art with me. Thanks Peggy

kittyj said...

I swear only YOU would think of reusing tags this way - you rock as always!!!

Christine said...

Wow, how fabulous!

Christine said...

Wow, how fabulous!

Christine said...

Wow, how fabulous!

Christine said...

Wow, how fabulous!

Ludid said...

they are original. i have a rule now. yes, if we can create something why buy it :-)

Wallflower said...

They are so beautiful!! Now I just have to find the time to get the gifts to wrap and then TAG!

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chickie said...

you are amazing :)

ladymla said...

I've been doing the same thing since high school...like what you said...why pay for tags if you can create it. i really enjoy your tutorials and other stuff...keep on doing what you're doing

sofia's sketchbook said...

just found your blog!!! and i loooooooove it!!!! thanks for the great work that inspire millions!!!!!!

Bee Yourself Designs said...

OMG! What an awesome idea!!! Thanks so much for sharing! I sure will keep the clothing tags from now on! :)

angeljoy said...

I love your creativity. It reaches EVERY area of your life! When I grow up (haha) I wanna be just like Alisa! :)

custom clothing labels said...

Nice idea you have here on using those tags. Very cool and creative.

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