Easy Victoriana present labels

21 Dec
Attach the string to labels

Attach the string to labels

For this project I simply used a couple of the pages from my sketchbook, a decent hole punch and my trusty ball of string. Craft really never has been simpler. You can also choose to use hole reinforcers – personally I didn’t feel the need to dash out in the snow.

Inspiration:Brown paper packages tied up with strings, Meet me in St. Louis, Victorian Christmas, log fires, personal touches and minimalism.

Project:Cut an A5 sheet of sketch pad paper in to a set of eight equal rectangles, cut one end of the rectangle in to a point and leave the other end as it is. Round off all the corners to create a prettier, more considered outcome. Punch one hole in the centre of the pointed end. Take a handspan length of string and half it’s thickness by pulling apart two equal halves (just like pigtails) tie a knot in the end, poke, loop and pull the end of the string to secure it in the hole you’ve just punched. Voila, easy as that.

TOPTIP:When writing on your lucky recipient’s name use a thin (0.5 preferabley) felt pen. Alternatively if you’re a caligraphy nut – this is a perfect platform for you to show off some flair.

I think Boo likes the presents

I think Boo likes the presents

Boo on the run

Boo on the run

Use a thin felt pen

Use a thin felt pen

Merry Christmas GranGran

Merry Christmas GranGran

Cut out and punch holes

Cut out and punch holes

Half the string

Half the string

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One Response to “Easy Victoriana present labels”

  1. AlovirDiv January 10, 2011 at 6:14 am #

    Eng: [blog] – this altogether only the part of the life, and when there is no time to write in [blog] – it means always it departs to other, not less pleasant matters Rus: блог – это всего лишь часть жизни, и когда нет времени писать в блог – значит все время уходит на другие, не менее приятные дела

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