Thursday, October 4, 2012

DIY: Paper Fringe Tag


Creating fringe is an easy way to add some texture and visual interest to plain colored cardstock; I used this simple technique to make a gift tag with.

SUPPLIES
  • Colored cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided permanent tape
  • Pencil
  • Ruler


DIRECTIONS
— 1 —
Cut a rectangle from the cardstock. (Mine is 4.5 x 2 inches.)

— 2 —
With scissors, cut the bottom corners off. (My cuts start from the bottom center of the rectangle to about 1.5 inch up the sides.)

— 3 —
On the back of the cut rectangle, draw a line with the pencil near the middle of tag. (My line is about 2 inch from the top.)

Note: This line acts as guide. When cutting the fringe, you want to cut to this line.


— 4 —
With scissors, cut from the bottom of the cardstock to the drawn line. Repeat until the fringe is complete.

— 5 —
Cut a second smaller rectangle from the cardstock. (Mine is 3.75 x 2 inches.)

— 6 —
With scissors, cut the bottom corners off. (My cuts start from the bottom center of the rectangle to about 1.5 inch up the sides.)

— 7 —
On the back of the cut rectangle, draw a line where the angled cut ends. (My line is about 2.25 inch from the top.)


— 8 —
With scissors, cut from the bottom of the cardstock to the drawn line. Repeat until the fringe is complete.

— 9 —
Write your message on the front of the smaller cut rectangle.

— 10 —
On the front of the larger cut rectangle, place double sided permanent tape onto the unfringed section of the paper. Adhere the smaller cut rectangle onto the larger cut rectangle.

— 11 —
With scissors, cut the corners of top corners off. (Mine is about 0.5 inches off of the width and height.)

— 12 —
Adhere the tag with tape onto a package. Or if you prefer, punch a hole at the top of the tag, thread a ribbon and knot ends; tie tag to a bag. Paper Fringe Tag complete.


Extra: Consider creating shapes and fringing them as decoration.


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