How to Make Leather Gift Tags

 

Christmas Tag

Add a bit of sparkle to your gifts with these simple, yet beautiful leather gift tags. Perfect for any occasion, these tags are not limited to just Christmas time!

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What You Need For This Project

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Additional Items needed:

String or thread

Painters Tape


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1. Measure, Mark and Cut Your Leather Pieces

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  • Measure and cut your leather into roughly 2" wide x 3" long rectangles.
  • Clip two corners on each rectangle to give it a "tag" look.

2. Stamp Your Leather

Finished Stamps

  • If using natural leather, use a sponge and wet the leather.
  • Stamp your leather with the words or patterns of your choice.

3. Tape off Painting Area

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  • If you will be dyeing your leather, dye and let dry completely before doing this step.
  • Tape off the area you will be painting using frog tape or painters tape.

4. Painting

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  • Apply several coats of Angelus® Acrylic paint in the color of your choice. This will give a nice base coat and allow the glitter to really stand out.
  • Once the paint is dry, apply several coats of Angelus® Glitterlites. 2-3 coats gives it a nice sparkle.

4. Add String

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  • Use an art knife or utility knife and make a small slit at the top of the tag.
  • Take a piece of string or thread, double it and slide it through the opening, bring the ends of the string through the other looped end and pull tight.