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Craft Friday: Gift Tag Festival Calendar

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I got some of this idea from pinterest (by the way, if you have one and want a little peak into my creative process, follow me) and thought a festival calendar would be cute.  I used the Epagomenoi, and included a tag for the intercalary month, for this project.

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What you’ll need:

Ribbon, 2 feet

1 dowel rod, 1 foot

7 wall hanging eyelets

1 gift tag template

Cardstock (I actually used empty tea boxes. Mmmmm, jasmine tea!)

Paper

Scissors

Decoupage glue / sealant

Pens, colored pencils, etc.

Hole punch

Beading wire, 20 gauge

Jewelery wire cutters (admittedly I used scissors for this, but I don’t recommend this as it can dull the scissors)

Needle nose pliers

 

 

The Calendar Tags

1.  Trace out seven gift tags. If you don’t know where to find them, googlemancy can help.

2.  Cut out the tags. Repeat with the paper.

3.  Apply a thin layer of decoupage glue on the cardstock. Apply the paper and allow to dry. Trim as necessary.

Gift Tag Festival Calendar

4.  Punch a hole near the top of the card. This serves as a guide for decorating later.

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5.  Decorate the cardstock side. Since I’m using the Epagomenoi I’ve decided to use the names of the gods along with an image of Them. When done apply a thin layer of decoupage sealant. Let dry.

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6.  Apply a layer of decoupage sealant on the paper side. Let dry. Decorate as desired.

 

The Hooks

1.  Cut four inches of wire.

2.  Use the needle nose pliers to curve the ends.  Curve them so the ends point in opposite directions.

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3.  Place the tag on one of the ends.

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4.  Wrap the end with the tag around the post. Keep wrapping until fully wound around the post.

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The Pole

1. Decorate the dowel rod. I used one I decorated from a previous project.

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2. Mark roughly 1 inch from the end. Repeat on the other end. In between the two end marks mark 1 1/2 inches apart until there are 7 total marks on the dowel rod.

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3. Screw the eyelets into marks. Wear any necessary eye protection when doing this.  Also be sure to use eyelets that aren’t too long because it will split the wood.

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4. Tie one end of the ribbon to the rod. Repeat on the other end. Trim the excess ribbon.

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4 thoughts on “Craft Friday: Gift Tag Festival Calendar

  1. This is quite nifty! Thank you for sharing this project with us. 😀

  2. How creative! They’re quite lovely. 🙂

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