Monday, November 24, 2014

Gnome Bottle Tags

I'm not sure why I like gnomes.  Maybe it's because like fairies they live in the forest and are supposed to be magical.  When I see rubber stamps of their image, I usually can't resist buying them. The image on the left is a Paper Smooches product (Jerome) and could actually be an odd Santa if dressed in the right colors.  The gnome sleeping is my favorite image from Viva Las Vegastamps where I also found a bunch of funny  'gnome' sentiments.  I feel that gnomes are a perfect decoration for autumnal cards and tags.
 While most people might use the Avery Elle die to cut wine bottle tags, I decided that this year I would be giving holiday and hostess gifts of flavored vinegar and olive oil.  For this reason, I shortened the tags by tearing off a bit from the bottom.  Distress ink rubbed on all the edges helps to impart a rustic forest detail.  After paper piecing clothes on the gnome on the left, I added some Flower Soft for the beard, Canvas Home Design twine and Dress It Up buttons (all from Ben Franklin Crafts).  For the tag on the right I fussy cut the Copic colored image and drew my own word bubble.
Bottle tags like these are a snap to make and really add a special touch to a simple gift.  If you want to use these tags for packages you can pass the ribbon through the tag or cut a slit on the side of the hanging hole so you can hang it around a big bow.  If you can't find this tag die you can probably make one by rounding the corners of a long rectangle and using a circle punch for the hanging hole.
Dress it up for the holidays but always remember:  There's no place like gnome!


Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

That's a great gift idea Lynn. Oh, did you go crazy at Viva Las Vegasstamps? I've been there before and OMGosh, I could spend HOURS there looking at the HUGE assortment of stamps. I really like the wine bottle tag die. You did a great job with the gnome. Have a super week and HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

Annette Allen said...

aww the cutest bottle tags ever.. so fun..

Have a great Thanksgiving.

eva said...

those are great gifts and a versatile way of using those wine tag dies. cute gnomes too!

Leanne said...

Oh this is cool?! Way to dress up the bottles with that cool die and to add the gnomes makes it extra special. Very very cool!