I love when I can DIY something fairly close to the original for a lot less moola. I get a lot of decoration inspiration from Ballard Designs and when their holiday catalogue arrived these holiday door tags caught my eye.
and the other side says "Happy Holidays". Gotta love a dual-holiday decoration! At $25 plus shipping though, I thought I could maybe replicate them at a fraction of the cost. Maybe!
The originals are made out of iron but I chose easy to work with balsa wood. I picked up one piece of it at Michael's for $2.99 and some black paint ($0.79). I got the thinnest piece I could find and it was about 36 inches long.
I will probably add a clear spray sealer to the tags but it's been too cold and windy lately to get that done. In the meantime, here they are on my Wine Cork wreath,ready to greet visitors in the front hall.
The finished tags are about 16 inches tall and 4 inches wide. I used a grey gingham checked ribbon (recycled from a Christmas gift) to hang the tags. Raffia also looked nice with the cork wreath.
The Merry Christmas side is adding even more holiday cheer to our evergreen wreath.
I'm really pleased with how these turned out.
Here's another Ballard Designs inspired tag project.Ballard Designs Inspired Beverage Tags
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