I've been collecting vintage playing cards recently, with no idea as to what I would do with them. I just love the sweet imagery they have! So, I decided that they would make perfect tags for gift giving and labeling baskets, bins, etc. Here's how I made them...
Vintage playing cards - available on Etsy and in Thrift Shops
Ribbons, Lace - new or vintage
Punch out paper shapes with your paper punch, I chose a 2.25" scallop
punch by EK Success. These shapes will be the labels you attach to the cards.
Use adhesive on the back of your paper punches to secure the punch
to the playing cards. I chose a tape runner adhesive, but you can use
any type of adhesive you like.
Affix the paper punch to the center back side of the playing cards.
Using your hole punch, punch a hole at the top center of the card,
I just eyeballed it, but you can measure if you like. I used a
smaller size hole punch (it doesn't say the size and I don't remember
what it was...sorry about that).
Cut various styles of laces and ribbons into blank 13 inch lengths, or
to another length you would like it to be.
Fold ribbon or lace in half and feed through the hole punch and bring
the ends back through the loop, then gently pull tight,
so it looks like this...
Back view of finished Tag...
I was also thinking you could add buttons, cabochons, etc. to embellish
the tags and make them extra fancy...
This is a super easy craft that is full of vintage cuteness and is a nice way to recycle/upcycle vintage items. Hope you enjoyed the tutorial! Please email me some pics of what you did if you make some tags. I'd love see and post on my blog what you made!
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