A first year shadow box for little Zara.
Last week, my work held their annual employee appreciation luncheon. To make the flower centerpieces a little more special, I made “Thank You” gift tags to hang on the vases. If you’d like to make your own custom gift tags, keep on reading. =)
- Use a clay roller to flatten a small piece of polymer clay.
- Use an alphabet stamp embosser to stamp a message into the clay.
- Use a fondant/cookie cutter to punch out the gift tag. You can find a wide variety of different shape cutters at your local craft store.
- Punch out a small circle with a straw.
- Carefully place the gift tags onto an oven safe baking dish.
- To harden, bake the polymer clay as directed.
- Allow the gift tags to completely cool before handling.
- Attach a piece of string or ribbon to each gift tag.
The gift tags can be used on vases like this one from Ikea, tied to party favors, or tied to gifts. For example:
- “It’s a boy/girl” on baby shower favors
- “M ♥ A” or “M+A” on bridal shower favors
- “To: Jessica” on birthday or Christmas gifts
Last week, our office went out to lunch to celebrate my amazing coworker’s birthday. Casey LOVES Disneyland and has been there 25+ times throughout her life. During lunch, we talked about all the new rides and her secret tips to navigating the park. At that moment, I knew exactly what I wanted to make as a birthday gift.
I hope this frame will showcase a special memory from one of her many, many trips. =) HAPPY BIRTHDAY CASEY!!!!