Here at our beach house,away from my very organised "gift" cupboard at home, I had to make do of what is available and had fun too
The DAS pronto clay has been lying in a drawer for quite a few years already, a project that never happened, and was still in perfect order..
I rolled the clay, made a few circles ,
using the bottom of a glass to shape,
and stars using a cookie cutter
while the tags were still damp, I stamped them with a rubber stamp , laying it onto the rough linen , to give the back some texture as well.
using a tooth pick to make little holes at the top,
tip: as the tag dries out, the little hole tends to close up slightly, so a good idea is to check on it and open the hole again gently using the tooth pick
any raised object can be pressed onto the clay to give a interesting look, I used a large old coin to impress a profile, and a small shell to make little imprints on the edges of the round tags.
When the tags were completely dry, I varnished them with clear nail varnish since that is what I had available. It worked perfect and easy.
the note card I used to write a special note on, is a collage of photo's previously shared on my blog of our beach house . I combined it into one photo and printed it in black and white.
tiny shells and driftwood from Dd's daily collection was added to the loose ends of the string tied around the very pink box
for a friend...
A candle snuffer and a selection of candles
from a local gift shop:
"Beach House Living" in Hermanus
ps..one can never have enough candles at a beach house....