9 days. Are you ready?! I’m not. I still need to finish up my shopping AND wrap all my gifts. So instead of doing that, I decided to craft some more and make these Leather Stamped Gift Tags!
They’re super easy and I made them from materials I already had. I was inspired by these Plant Tags I made for my succulents a while back and thought it was time to get back to some stampin’ 😉
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DIY LEATHER STAMPED GIFT TAGS
Here’s what you’ll need:
:: Mod Podge
:: Leather Stamping Kit
(Also a hammer and a sharp object to punch your holes; I used a nail and a screwdriver)
Cut your leather strip into the shape that you want your tags to be. Then glue off the area you want to add your glitter to.
Apply your Mod Podge to the taped off area.
Now the best part. ADD GLITTER!
Peel off your tape and smile ’cause it’s so pretty 🙂
Now let’s get stampin’! This is the kit I have that I got off Amazon.
It’s super easy to use. First you want to get your leather wet. I just grab a wet paper towel and then dab it until it’s good and soaked in. You don’t want your leather to be dripping wet, just enough so that the letters will make a solid impression.
Once you’ve done that, grab your stamper and pop on the first letter you need. Place it where you want it to go and hammer the end of the stamper about 10 times.
Banging metal on metal repeatedly
kinda made my ears bleed, isn’t easy on the ears so if you have sleeping kiddos you might want to wait until they wake up from nap time 😉
I find it’s easier to use some tape as a guide so my words are straight.
Repeat with each letter and voila!
Now to make the holes, I first poked a small hole through the leather with a nail and then drove a screwdriver through the hole to make it bigger and smooth out the edges.
Then all you need to do is attach your string and you’re ready to use them on your gifts! I’ll probably use a silver or gold sharpie to address mine. I might leave the “with love” one blank though 🙂
These were such a simple project and could totes be used for any occasion! I love being able to use materials and tools I already have on hand for a project, and this totally confirms that my impulse decision to buy my leather stamper was a good one 😉
Enjoy your Tuesday everyone!
THANK YOU SO MUCH..
Thank you so much.
I love these gift tags Bre! So cool! Thanks so much for sharing at On Display Thursday! We hope to see you tomorrow at our new day and time – Thursdays starting at 6 am central!
Oh my gosh. I need to make about a thousand of these – if my ears can handle all that banging. Love love love them and I’m featuring them on tomorrow’s Show Me Saturday. Thanks for linking up.
Just wear some ear plugs and you’ll be all set 😉 Thanks SO much for the feature!
THESE ARE AWESOME! And yes, that needed to be in all caps! I’m so happy you linked this up at Found & Foraged! Pinned! I hope we’ll see you this Saturday!
haha thank you so much Kyla!
Emily @ Two Purple Couches
These tags are amazing! What a clever idea! I just had to feature them at our Creative Spark party today! Hope you’ll link up again this week: http://twopurplecouches.com/2014/12/creative-spark-link-party-34/
Thank you so much Emily! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
Robin All Things Heart and Home
This is one of my FAVORITE projects this holiday season! You’re brilliant 🙂 It’s featured today on Twirl and Take a Bow and I pinned to my biggest group board! xo Merry Christmas friend
Aw yay! Thank you SO much Robin, that is so sweet of you to say! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
Brie @ like-the-cheese.com
SO SO SO cute! What an ah-mazing idea! P.s. You pictures are fabulous!
Thank you so much Brie! LOVE the name of your site 😉
These are great, Bre. I like that they can be used again instead of being thrown away.
Thanks Heather! I know I won’t be throwing them out!
Adorable! Whoever gets these tags on their gifts sure will feel special!!
Bre @ Average But Inspired
Thanks Bre!! 🙂
Jenn @ My Fabuless Life
I’m SOOOO in love with these!!!
Thank you Jenn!! 🙂
I LOVE these!! They are SO creative!! So many great uses for leather 🙂
Thanks Lindi!! I love using Leather 🙂
Absolutely fantastic! Love it!
Thank you so much, Aniko!!
Amanda @ Dwelling in Happiness
Love looooove these! So clever and unique! I’d almost want to keep them if I got one on a gift, their too pretty! 🙂 That stamping kit is so cool!
haha I know, I almost don’t want to use them! Guess I’ll just need to make more 🙂
Bre, I just LOVE them! I never would have thought about stamping leather myself and now I’m dying to try it!!!
Thanks girl! It’s so much fun, you should def try it out!
Amy | Club Narwhal
I absolutely adore ALL of the details here–the stamped letters, lucious leather, and pretty glitter! Thanks so much for sharing on The Makers 🙂
Thanks Amy! Love partying with you guys 🙂
Gorgeous and glittery! I love these gift tags. Thanks for sharing. PINNED!
Thank you so much, Michelle!
So cute! Love them! I would love them hanging in my tree!
Oooo that’s such a good idea!
These are awesome too! Something about the leather makes the tag feel very upscale. I think the recipient would feel like they were getting a really special gift with a tag like this 🙂
So sweet of you to say! Thanks for stopping by, Sara! 🙂