I love Christmas because it’s the perfect excuse to get crafty! I’ve already shown you how to make your own gift wrap, now to accessorise! And what better way than with these Santa head gift tags. They’re so cute and full of character. I used a cuttlebug and the X Cut circle nesting dies, but you can just as easily make these with things you probably already have around the house.
What you’ll need:
Red glitter card
Black felt tip pen
Double sided sticky tape
Tea light (to draw around)
AA battery (to draw around)
On the white card, draw around the inside of the roll of double sided sticky tape and cut out.
On the pink paper, draw around your tea light and cut out. With double sided sticky tape, attach to the white circle as shown.
Draw around the tea light on the white card and cut out, then fold and cut in half. Attach as shown.
Draw around the battery on the red glitter card. Cut out and attach to your face.
Cut out triangle from the glitter card and attach to the top of the head. Make a trim using the white card, and using the battery as a template cut out a pom pom. Attach to the hat.
Finally, draw on the eyes.
And hey presto, one very cute Santa gift tag. You can also use these as Christmas card toppers, a garland or even hang from your tree!
The 1st Sunday of every month, you can find my Ava Kitsch Jewellery stall at Harton Quays Craft Market. Situated at the Custom’s House, the craft fair runs along the riverside. It plays host to a hugely talented array of local crafters. From original paintings, to hand crafted jewellery (courtesy of yours truly), to cakes and dog treats; you’re sure to find the perfect gift for your loved ones, of even for yourself (we all deserve a little cheeky pick-me-up). And don’t forget your four legged friends are more than welcome to have a little meander as you shop.
Today I had the pleasure to photograph some of the goodies on offer and I can’t wait to share them with you. I hope to see you at our next market in August!
Here’s my stall, in all it’s glory:
And now that’s enough shameless self-promotion, here’s a taste of what else is on offer:
Ava Kitsch Jewellery holds a strong belief in upcycling and repurposing. But just what do I mean by that?
Repurposing is defined by google.com as to “adapt for use in a different purpose”. With a strong influence from the steampunk and dieselpunk genres, I often utilise vintage watch parts and pieces of hardware in my designs. By using vintage components, the pieces I create are given a history all of their own. With a thousand stories to tell, each piece is truly unique.
Upcycling is to “use (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value than the original” (source: goggle.com). You will often find vintage components from broken pieces of jewellery incorporated into my designs, giving them a second life as something entirely new. This often means the pieces I make are entirely bespoke, unique, one of a kind pieces that are never to be replicated.
The beauty of upcycling and repurposing is that many of the pieces I make are truly bespoke. Combining the old with the new, unique pieces of jewellery are made that transcend time.
That’s Ava Kitch’s philosophy: repurpse and upcycle to make something truly unique at an affordable price. And I like to think I’m doing a little bit of good too, saving something that would otherwise be thrown away.
Vist my folksy shop by clicking an image above or visting folksy.com/shops/AvaKitsch