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Gift Wrapping Idea — Make Magnet Gift Tags!!

 

I spent the day yesterday running errands and trying to get my Christmas put together. So now — on to the wrapping!! And, if you are wrapping too – I’d love to share a little project I made — Magnet Gift Tags.

These little gift tags are fun because they brighten up your package, plus they have a little magnet on top that the receiver can keep and use all year long!

Magnet Gift Tags

Supplies:

Metal Sheet — I found mine at my craft store. But Home Depot also sells magnet sheets in the roofing area.

Dimensional Magic (or similar glaze)

Scrapbook Paper (this is a great way to use up leftover paper)

Embellishments

Ribbon

Magnets

Bottlecaps — if you don’t have any saved, you can buy a pack of 6 at Hobby Lobby.

Fabric Scraps

Here’s What You Do:

1.  Cut out a 1 inch square of scrapbook paper. You can use a punch, or a template to make the circle precise.

2. Glue the circle to the bottom of the bottlecap. I used Mod podge. Then put a layer of mod podge over the top of the paper. Let dry.

3. Fill the bottlecap up with the Dimensional Magic glaze. While the glaze is wet, you can add some little buttons or charms. And you can also sprinkle some glitter on the top of the glaze. Let the glaze dry overnight.

4. While the bottlecaps are drying, work on the tags. Cut out your metal tags. If you are using thick metal sheeting, use tin snips. I cut my tags to 2 inches in width by 4 inches in length. Punch a hole at the top, middle of each tag.

5. Hot glue a square of fabric to the middle of the metal tag.

6. Hot glue additional ribbon and/or other embellishments to the tag.

7. Add some fabric to the top of the tag and loop though the punched hole.

8. When the bottlecaps are dry, hot glue any other embellishments to the top. I copied the names of the recipients to the bottlecap by cutting some scrapbook paper into 8.5 x 11 sheets and running them through my printer.

9. Hot glue a magnet to the back of each bottlecap and attach the bottlecap to the metal tag.

And these Gift Tags can be used for any occasion – so make up a batch to have on hand for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Valentine’s Day or pretty much any type of gift
Happy Wrapping and Happy Holidays!!
I originally shared this tutorial on Simply Modern Mom’s Tag You’re It Party – check out all of the wonderful wrapping and tag ideas. You will love it!!!
xoxoMerry Christmas, my friends!!! 

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Comments

  1. Cynthia Shaw says:

    I just love these metal tags. I am in the process of making some now. I just wish I more little things to stick in the caps!! So so cute! Thank you for sharing this idea!!

  2. Love it! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Where do you find the cute embellishments? I have been looking all over for them for a similar project and have had no luck!

  4. PeaceLoveApplesauce says:

    I featured this on my blog today, hope you don't mind!!

    xoxo- Terri
    http://www.peaceloveapplesauce.com/2011/03/things-to-try-thursday-magnetic-gift.html

  5. these are beautiful!!!…thanks for sharing!!!

  6. I am in love with these! I don't know how I missed this post, but I'm bookmarking it. I guess I need to find out what else I've missed. LOL
    Great stuff, as always, Jen!

  7. My girls have some bottle cap magnets (worn as necklaces) that they LOVE, so thank you so much for sharing how to make them! I think they would be so fun to make – hopefully I can track down supplies :)

  8. What a wonderful fun idea!! Now if I could only get some dimensional Mod Podge, I would be good to go!

  9. Those are so stinkin' cute I don't think I can stand it! I'm kicking myself that I have to wait a whole year to do it now!
    :)
    Hope you had a super Christmas!
    xoxo

  10. Jenn Erickson says:

    Jen, this is a truly brilliant project. I love it, and am printing it out for a "must do" for next year's holiday gifts. Thank you!

  11. Very cute! These could be very useful in the future. Thanks for sharing.

    Ninth Street Notions

  12. Katherine Purcell says:

    These are beautiful, and totally functional! I can't wait to make these. I've recently subscribed, and I am thrilled that I did! Great idea :)

  13. Emily {WhipperBerry} says:

    You are absolutely too cool! These are amazing! You have a gift darling. I don't think I can wait 'til next year to give these a try. Merry Christmas!

  14. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    This is such a fun idea! I love that the magnet can be used all year too!

  15. that's a really really really awesome idea ;) Next year, for sure!

  16. SUCH a cute idea!

  17. Dawn (Bee and Rose) says:

    Fabulous tutorial! My daughter and I have everything in hand to do this today! Thanks for the inspiration!

  18. Oh man! These are so cute and original! You rock Jen!

  19. Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

    These are so awesome!!! They would make fun little tags for anytime!

  20. Wish I had more time to make these!!! Super cute!

  21. Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder says:

    I saw somebody already asked this, but I have the same questions. I am TOTALLY going to make these and then use them for next year, but how do you make the edges nonlethal?

  22. Jenglamgirl says:

    Jen these are so darn cute and clever. I love how you personalized them to your kids. Very darling. My SIL sent me the cutest bottle cap magnets with pics of my kids in them, I HEART THEM! My fav. magnets on the fridge! Loves to you and your family this holiday, Merry Christmas! XO XO Jen

  23. PeaceLoveApplesauce says:

    I love, love, love these!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Michelle @ Sweet Something Design says:

    Jen, these are genius! I love a good bottle cap project! :) Merry Christmas!

  25. Erin @ In Between Laundry says:

    I adore these! I wish I wasn't done with wrapping already… they're going on next year's list!

  26. very very cute! you could do these any time of year. thanks for the inspiration :)

  27. Are you kiddding me!?! You can't be taunting us with an idea THIS GOOD 2 days before Christmas! I'm supposed to be making pies….now I have to run to the store for rootbeer just to get some bottle caps. Oy!

    I think the pies will need to come from the freezer section this year. These are to dang cute to pass up!!!!

  28. Madigan at madiganmade says:

    Wow… what a clever idea! I need to try Dimensional Magic, it looks very cool. Are the edges of the metal sharp? Did you have to sand them at all?
    Simply darling!!

  29. Admitted Fabricaholic says:

    what a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  30. Life In The Thrifty Lane says:

    Thanks for the tutorial. The tags are adorable!

  31. Those are absolutely darling. Thanks for sharing how to make them. Merry Christmas!

  32. Michelle-esque says:

    Oh man this is my favorite tutorial yet! Thank you so much for sharing! I am definitely going to book mark this! :)

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