A little DIY inspiration for you today. I still love to wrap presents and today’s parcel uses a fab little selection of hand made and hand dyed materials. These floral clay gift tags have taken me a year to make. Not because they’re difficult but the rhythm of life gets in the way. I rediscovered them on a massive craft room clear out, patiently waiting for their time to shine and today they are!
Incorporating my homegrown elements into craft projects not only extends a growing season but also makes the most of every flower I grow. The silk was dyed using strawflower heads and these clay tags used up finished petals.
To make the tags I mixed strawflower petals into air dry clay and cut into tag/disc shapes making sure I poked a hole at the top for the ribbon. I left to dry (you can see them in this post) and sealed with a layer of matte Modge Podge. To finish I added gold leaf to the edges with PVA glue and on the odd one, I did a few ‘splodge-y’ shapes.
To wrap this gift, I always refer back to my Basics of Gift Wrapping post. I’m really inspired by these soft yellow and peach tones at the moment and incorporated these colours into the final bow with tissue, ribbon and fabric scraps. As a final flourish, I added a floral clay tag and a dried flower to complete.
This was a gift for my good friend, a photo from our trip to Marrakech. Our days can so filled with what needs to be done. Taking time to create a beautiful moment is something to treasure.