gift tag no. 3 - popsicle sticks
Here is a new gift tag/gift decor project for the series that I'm creating because of the holiday season. I didn't use any paper for this one. I'm trying to use what I have so this version is using a tiny part of my popsicle sticks stash. The design is fairly simple - one stick to use for a holiday message, another for "FROM" and the last one for the "TO" information.
- 3 popsicle sticks
- yarn (enough to make it around the gift about two-three times.
I drilled a hole on each end of the sticks (1/4" from the end). Then I started wrapping the yarn around the gift starting from the back and threading it through each of the sticks. The ends are tied in a knot on the back.
What the back looks like. Kind of interesting too.
The diagram below shows the way I wrapped the yarn around the gift. I created the illustration hoping the it would be easier to understand. I hope it is. The dotted lines indicate the yarn that is behind the box.
Hints + tips:
- There are wider craft sticks that can be used for this. With the wider versions you could probably make a hole big enough to use ribbon instead of yarn. The possibilities are endless!
- Test what size of hole you can make on your stick without it cracking. One of the first sticks that I drilled cracked open because I was using the wrong drill bit size (too wide).
EDIT - Tonia gave me the following tip regarding the cracking in the comments below. I thought it would be better for everyone to read it. Here it is:
"Here's a tiny secret--if you ever want to drill a "large" (anyting bigger than 1/8") hole in any surface that has the potential to crack, just start with a small drill bit (1/16") and gradually work your way up. The surface won't crack then, and you can have as big of a hole as you need."
Thanks Tonia! :)