The dyed tag place markers use colorful dyes and fabric scraps to decorate these simple manila tags. You can make these for a bridal shower, a wedding reception or for gift tags. Chose colors that coordinate with your event. You can make each one unique and use scrap fabrics and embellishments from your stash.
Supplies for dyed tag place markers
- Manila shipping tag, 4-3/4”x2-3/8”
- White cotton fabric
- Beige fabric, scrap
- Prima Marketing Dynasty Ivory Flower Center
- Adhesive-back rhinestone rows
- Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine and Caged Bird Bigz Die
- Sewing machine and brown thread
- Liquid Dye: Dark Cocoa, Yellow, Teal, Purple
- Tiny alphabet stamps and black pigment ink
- Paper trimmer with scoring blade, rotary cutter and self-healing mat
- Adhesives: Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry Paper Glue, Fairfield Stick fusible interfacing.
Basic Supplies for dyed tags
- measuring cup, measuring spoons, plastic disposable spoon, plastic containers, rubber gloves, plastic tablecloth or newspaper (to cover work surface), paper towels,
- iron and pressing surface, ruler
DIRECTIONS for place cards:
1. On covered work surface, cut 6” fabric square from white fabric. Measure 1/8 tsp. Purple dye and mix with 1 cup very hot water (at 140º F) in plastic container. Stir well. Place fabric square in dye bath and remove. Rinse under cool water; squeeze out excess dye and water. Let dry on paper towels. Repeat process to create light green fabric, mixing 1/4 tsp. Teal dye and 1 tsp. Yellow dye with 1 cup hot water. For tags, use 2 Tbsp. Dark Cocoa dye and 1 cup hot water. Remove fabric and tags from dye baths and let dry on paper towels.
2. When fabric is dry, press with steam iron setting. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to fuse beige and dyed fabrics to fusible webbing.
3. Die cut bird and wing, with paper side up, from purple or light green fabrics. Cut 1-1/2” beige fabric square. Peel away paper backing and fuse to tag using iron.
4. Machine-sew freeform outline on bird, wing, and beige square 1/4” from edges. Machine-sew outline around tag edges.
5. Use alphabet stamps and pigment ink to stamp guest name on beige square. Let dry. Heat set using iron on medium setting.
6. Tear 1/2”x5” strip from dyed fabric. Thread strip into punched hole on tag; tie ends into knot. Press rhinestone rows on bottom of tag. Adhere flower center on tag using paper glue.
7. Use paper trimmer to cut 1”x4” strip from card-stock scrap. Score strip three times, every 1”, along length. Fold on lines to create open box shape. Adhere onto back of tag for stand.