diy – vintage finding save the dates:

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Save the Date diy: Vintage Finding Tags
Here’s a quick and sweet diy for you, using simple vintage and found objects, some you may have around your house! I thought this would be a fun and affordable thing to make. Items like the tags and paper clips come in a packs of 100 or so for less than $10. So you’re really not spending a lot to make these. So here we go!
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Here’s what you’ll need:
– Manila Tags, I used 4 3/4″ x 2 3/8″ (via here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40531027) but you can go slightly larger or smaller.
– Jute Twine (via here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41160259)
– Assorted patterned paper
– Library date stamp (and ink choice of your color)
– Gold paper clips
– Vintage charm findings (found on etsy or ebay)
– Small lace crochet doilies (lot found on ebay)
– “save the date” letter stamp (via martha stewart stamp kit)
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Cut the doily in half place onto tag, leaving some extra room on the side to trim. Sew onto right side of the manila tag.
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Cut excess of the doily off so you have a nice straight edge.
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Stamp your date onto your patterned paper. Make sure the background isn’t too busy so you can see the date, and choose an ink color that will show up.
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Cut out the paper with the date stamp and paper clip onto tag. Stamp your “save the date” onto the tag.
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Take your twine and tie around your tag and string charm onto the twine. Tie in knot.
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You’re all done! You can switch up placement of stamps and the charms on your tags for a real one-of-a-kind feel.
You can send these off or give them to friends and family you see.. Place them in a kraft or glassine bag and they’re ready to go! (bags available at nice package: http://www.nicepackageshop.com/category/bags-boxes) To send in the mail, Purchase some kraft envelopes and send them off! (Kraft envelopes: http://www.stampington.com/html/envelopes.html)
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  1. I can’t choose just one favorite thing from her shop, but I love ALL of her painted record clocks! They’re gorgeous, I want one for every room in my house :)

    valerie(at)sugarpanda.net

  2. I am actually pretty much obsessed with the one shown in red and white – it would be a perfect match with my living room decor!

    christyn [dot] beadup [at] gmail [dot] com

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