Friday, November 29, 2013

Masonite Tag Christmas Advent Calendar

Using this exact same method, my daughter and I made 25 advent tags to hang up to countdown the days until Christmas.

Each one started on a 3" x 3" x 1/8" piece of masonite. Of course you could make these using just scrapbook paper, but mounting them on masonite means they are quite sturdy and will last from year to year.
We cut the base paper just under 3" x 3". We tried to make sure we didn't have two reds or two greens right next to each other. (We only used paper we already had--our goal was to not have to buy anything for this project).
Then we stamped the dates on kraft paper and cut a contrasting slip of scrapbook paper.
We went through and attached all the base layers to all 25 tags using Mod Podge. So by the time we were back to the first tag to do the 2nd and 3rd layers, the first layer was dry.

Once all 3 layers were attached, we did one more layer of Mod Podge (matte--I don't like the shiny) over the top of the entire front of the tag. This will help to protect them. Then we let them dry for several hours. Our last step was to add ric rac, tulle, and ribbon to the tops of them.
Then today we hung them up on a long piece of jute with little pieces of bakers twine. We'll cut them down as we count down the days to Christmas.
Interested in making some tags of your own? I have the blank masonite tags for sale in my ETSY shop now!

1 comment:

Natalie Simons said...

I love those!! They are so darling and such a great idea!!

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