Wednesday, January 9, 2013

"W" is for Wood Tag Wreath

Paint: Valentine's wood tag wreath


A Valentine's Day wreath made from small wood tags:



Each tag is painted with a different Valentine themed word:





image from ballarddesigns.com




Here's how to make the Valentine's wood tag wreath:

1. Purchase 24 wood tags.
(source here, 25 tags for $5)


2. Paint light pink:


3. Sand edges.
Print out letters, I used LoveNess Two font at 50 point.
Divide tags in half: 12 facing right, 12 facing left:


4. Line up lettering over tag and trace with ballpoint pen:


5. Paint over indent left behind by pen:



6. Apply Minwax Early American stain:
(left column is stained, right is not)


7. Add dimension to lettering with black fine point pen:


8. Add jute string:


9. Use a 12" flat wreath form and layout tags:


10. Overlap slightly, 6 tags per each quarter of the wreath:


11. Place a little dab of hot glue on the corner of the previous tag and on the wreath form:



I'm linking up to:
SAS @ Funky Junk
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Weekend Bloggy Reading @ Serenity Now

14 comments:

Lori Young said...

this is so cute!! I love the idea!!~ Lori

Liz Lewis said...

This is gorgeous and so feminine!
Liz
http://liz-makes.blogspot.com

Sherry of Pondered Primed Perfected said...

So very LOVE-ly!!! What a great idea. I really need some Valentine's inspirations...thanks!

Nif said...

So so cute! You are so darn creative! Love this wreath. Thanks for sharing!
Hugs,
Nif

Elise@growcreative said...

super cute! Thanks for the tip on transferring the lettering by indenting with a pen. genius... and good for those of us without cricuts :)

Erin {Home Everyday} said...

Yeah, this is about the MOST ADORABLE wreath I have seen! I love this whole concept. I'm wondering if I could do a "year round" type one with welcome in every language! Thanks for the inspiration. PINNING!

Diane Higdon said...

Oh My Gosh...You are the wood tag Queen of all Queens!!! I LOVE it...I made a Christmas Tag for my door and followed your wonderful tutorial on how to do it, and I think it turned out wonderful. I even blogged about it. Not sure if I would have the patience to do these, but they are REALLY cute!!!! Keep em comin girl!! :)

Paula@SweetPea said...

What a cute project! I love this and also love that you can customize it with any love saying.

I'm visiting from Serenity Now.

Designed Decor said...

Jaime, What an awesome and creative idea! It turned out so darn cute! I just started a new blog hop and would love for you to come over and link up your post or any social media. http://designeddecor.com/talkin-about-thursday-2/
DeDe@DesignedDecor

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Your wreath is just darling! My hand is not steady enough to get the words to look that fabulous, so maybe some scrapbook letters might work best for me ...

Oh, and pinning!
:) Linda

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Such a creative idea! I love your wreath. :)

Domestic Goddesque said...

What a strikingly creative idea. Love!!

gertie @ The Old Block House said...

Adorable! Thank you so much for sharing a link to the wooden tags. I've been looking for some of these for a prim project.

twelveOeight said...

This is soooo pretty!!

xoxo, Tanya
twelveOeight