Thursday, November 24, 2011

30 Days For 30 Dollars - Day 16 - Scribble Stitch Gift Tags

Wondering what 30 Days for 30 Dollars is?? Read all about it here.

It's hard to believe it's time to start the Christmas shopping and present wrapping process - but with Black Friday looming this week, I guess there's no avoiding it.
So, take a break from all of the craziness and make some little handmade gift tags to go with those gifts. They're easy, and the best part - I didn't spend a penny.

Supplies Needed:
cardstock, cut into tag size squares or rectangles
hole punch
yarn or twine
brown marker
yellow buttons
scalloped edge scissors (optional)

and a free motion quilting foot for your sewing machine:

This little guy allows your to sew forwards, backwards, and any which way (or "scribble")

And here's how to make them:

1.) Thread your machine with green thread and scribble on a tree shape (basically a triangle)

2.) Use your brown marker to scribble a tree trunk

3.) Glue a yellow button to the top of the tree

4.) Punch a hole and tie a bit of yarn or twine through the hole

5.) Optional: Use a scalloped scissors to trim the bottom edge of the tag

Total spent today - zero dollars
And here's the breakdown so far:

Total spent:
Day 1: $1.00 Recipe Card Box
Day 2: Free Recipe Card Holder
Day 3: $2.00 Hot Pads
Day 4: $1.00 An Artsy Bangle
Day 5: $1.00 Embellished Pillowcases
Day 6: $.50 Earrings
Day 7: $.75 Button Necklace
Day 8: $.40 Lace Coasters
Day 9: $2.00 Faux Depression Glass Fruit Bowl
Day 10: $1.00 Anthropologie Inspired Cardigan
Day 11: Free Lace Earrings
Day 12: $1.25 Puzzle Piece Pendants
Day 13: $1.00 Linen Napkins
Day 14: $2.00 Anthropologie Inspired Cardigan
Da:y 15: $.50 Scrabble Tile Ornaments
Day 16: Free Scribble Stitch Gift Tags

Total: $13.90


  1. Love it, will be trying this out myself! Love the 30 for $30 idea too. Perfect for this expensive time of year!

  2. Wow, what a fun idea! Love a homemade Christmas. I am a new follower from Hope Studios. Vicky from Mess For Less