12/7/2015 | Uncategorized


Aunt Peaches: Easy Metal Embossed Gift Tags

Homemade gifts are always a special treat, but for those of us who are better suited to giving away the ready-made variety, it’s nice to add a homemade touch. And what could be more special than a one-of-a-kind gift tag featuring the recipient’s name. After the gift giving is done, these keepsakes can be reused as ornaments, luggage tags, or as a fun memento of your thoughtfulness and creativity. Best of all? They are fast, easy, and you can make dozens of them for under $10.

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Want to see how it happens? Let’s go!

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1. Slice off a piece of tape that is twice the length of your desired tag and remove teh paper backing.

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2. Carefully fold the tape in half, sticky sides together, avoiding wrinkles if possible.

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3. Use your finger or dishtowel to smooth out the surface.

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4. On top of a folded dishtowel, use the pend to write the recipients name backwards using smooth, single strokes. Note, you may want to practice writing backwards on paper beforehand. It’s easier than it sounds, but you’ll want to get the hang of it!

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5. Flip over the tag to reveal your embossed name tag!

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6. Use the point of the pen to poke a hole in one end and draw a ribbon through. Now you are ready to go!


aunt peaches flower hatAbout the Author Peaches is the artist and author behind Aunt Peaches, dubbed “the Citizen Kane of craft blogs” by the Huffington Post. Always on the lookout for clever ideas, Peaches shares creative and inexpensive how-to projects for those who love where they live. Follow her on FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram.


Comment from writeby
December 9, 2015 at 9:17 am

Pentel WOW” Why must you make life difficult? A standard ball point pen, straight pocket clip, double click retacting. But, no, we “gotta be NEW! IMPROVED! DIFFERENT!

IOW: Sheldon Stupid.

Comment from writeby
December 9, 2015 at 9:20 am

PS. Under ‘Contact Us’ an email addy would also simplify things, thereby preventing those who have a gripe with your product from leaving those on you “blog.”

Golly, a blog, causes, etc. Why not just try to make a decent, cheap ballpoint pen?

K.I.S.S. Googel it.

Comment from Pentel of America
December 10, 2015 at 9:05 am

Thanks @writeby for your suggestions to make contact easier. Have you tried our Click-N-Go Ballpoint pen — http://www.pentel.com/store/click-n-go-ballpoint-pen? Economical, retractable ballpoint pen– comes in 6 colors. Happy holidays!

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