Personalise your Christmas gifts with these gorgeous Artcuts bauble tags
MATERIALS ■ Artcuts birch wood Round Bauble Decorations ■ Artcuts birch wood Alphabet Letters ■ Artcuts Mixed Mini Wooden Stars ■ Versamagic Inkpads in Cloud White, Pixie Dust Pink and Aquatic Splash Green ■ Baker’s twine ■ Scissors ■ Masking tape ■ PVA glue ■ Paint brush ■ Iridescent glitter ■ Gel pen or ballpoint pen You can find everything you need from www.artcuts.co.uk This festive season, impress your friends and family with these personalised gift tags that also double up as Christmas tree baubles.
Follow the simple step-by-step instructions to recreate our keepsake ornament, or take the techniques used as inspiration, and choose your own colourway and decorative details.
To begin, colour the wooden bauble by swiping the green inkpad across the surface of the wood. Be careful not to press too hard as a new inkpad is very squidgy – a light swiping action to build up the colour is best. Leave to dry for about 20 minutes.
Using the same technique, choose the white inkpad to colour a mini star, and the initial of the person you’re giving the gift to.
Cut a strip of masking tape and stick it roughly halfway down the bauble. Use a paint brush to add a fine layer of glue under the masked-off area, then sprinkle iridescent glitter over the glue and tap off any excess. Gently peel away the masking tape and leave the glue to dry completely.
Apply PVA glue to the wrong side of the letter. Press it onto the bauble, using the image as a guide to placement, and leave to dry. Repeat with the mini star, adding as many stars as you like.
Cut a length of baker’s twine to around 23cm (91/ Thread the length through the hole at the top of the bauble and knot the ends to secure.
Write your festive message on the back of the bauble. Artcuts’ birch wood baubles are sanded to a smooth finish, so you can write directly onto them.