Saturday, November 22, 2014

Christmas Themed Thank You Favor Tags

Looking to add a personal touch to your Christmas party favors or to the creations you send to your Etsy customers?

Weddings by Susan has a variety of Christmas-themed thank you tags that are ready to ship.

Red and White Swirl Thank You Christmas Tags

Dark Green and Maroon Polka Dots Christmas Tags

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Hand Print Santa Ornaments

Another Pinterest inspired project - hand print Santa ornaments! This is the perfect way to preserve my son's little hand print while adding a touch of handmade to the Christmas tree.

I used a standard salt dough recipe for these ornaments:
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup salt
1 1/2 cup warm water (add slowly to get the dough to the right texture)

Then I rolled the dough out with a rolling pin on parchment paper and had my son press his hand firmly into the dough. After we got some clear prints, I used a sharp knife to trace around the edges. You can trim closer if you'd like. Don't forget to use a toothpick or something to make a hole at the top for your ribbon!

I peeled these off the parchment paper carefully and placed them on an ungreased cookie sheet and baked them at 200 degrees for three hours. Just to be safe, I let them air dry for another day.

Once you are ready, paint your Santa any way you'd like. I painted the back side solid white and added my son's name and the year. I also sprinkled the front and back of the ornament with red glitter for a little shimmer. After the paint dries, clear coat each side with spray varnish and let dry. Then tie your ribbon on. These would look sweet on a Christmas tree or to dress up a Christmas package.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014

Newest Christmas Gift Tag Designs - Burgundy Damask

Looking for an easy way to tag your Christmas gifts? Tie one of these festive burgundy damask tags to your packages and gift bags. These are some of the newest designs that I have available at Weddings By Susan on Etsy. More designs will be posted in the coming weeks. Please let me know if you are looking for a certain design. Thanks!