You have no idea how many times I pushed back space and deleted the title of this post. What to call these was completely lost on me but I think the best title for them are TAGS.
So I came up with these super cutie patootie Leaf Tag Ties.
First off...these little leaves were made with simple modeling clay. Now before your eyes glaze over as mine did whenever I read about someone making things with this medium I beg you to keep reading for no other reason then you are already here...you might as well.And as your friend...I'm asking. :)
And I am a nice girl.
And I may make you baked goods for obliging.
No really...they turned out pretty darn cute after having the best time with this stuff.
I have never used clay. Ever. OK, in my college art classes I did but I was thinking of minoring in art so it kind of went with the territory. But pursuing it on my own? Nope. Yet I saw it in Wal Mart the other week and the next thing I knew it was in the buggy (cart). Had no idea what I was going to do other then the idea of grown up play doh intrigued me. Shape it and bake it? I'm in.
First, I bought some mini cookie cutters and paint from the new Martha Stewart Line from Michael's.I rolled out the dough and cut out my shapes.I created veins in the leaves and a little hole with a toothpick.
Baked them at 275 for about 20-30 minutes.
Once they cooled I painted them fun colors and painted the veining white with a toothpick.
The girls wanted in on the fun so they made and painted some too. ♥
After the paint dried, I just threaded strips of raffia through the holes and tied them around these fun and colorful napkins I use each Fall!
How stinkin' easy is that? Plus I completely adore that this can carry though to Thanksgiving.
A mason jar or brown kraft box of goodies wrapped with these tags for holiday well wishing?
Seriously...be honest now...did you zone out on me or do you think this would be something you would try? It really is easy. It's like baking cookies and the painting is like icing. You just can't eat them. (which makes me only a little sad like when I finish one of those little chocolate pudding snacks...it seems over way too fast).
Happy Fall Crafting My Sweet Friends!
Oh and I have a few more Fall-y crafts coming your way.
Hope I don't overload you but this season is just way too fun!