I have been on the Neon Love Train™ since it left the station, and seeing all of the fun neon-colored goodies around me over the past year gave me the final nudge that I needed to pick up the neon glitter that I’d been eyeing up every time I made a trip to the craft store. Now I can make glittery neon crafts to my heart’s content, which makes me very happy, indeed.
I couldn’t resist adding a little neon glitter action to the Holiday Wishes Gift Tags that I added to the k.becca shop recently, and the result is a set of merry and VERY bright tags that practically glow against black tissue wrapped boxes. There’s no doubt that any gift tagged with these tags will stand out among the other gifts under the tree. Have I mentioned that I love this glitter?
Check out the video tutorial, or keep reading to see instructions for this quick and easy holiday craft.
Holiday Wishes Gift Tag Die Cuts
Die Cutting Machine*
Tsukineko Essential Glue Pad
Martha Stewart Crafts Neon Glitter
Glitter Tray (Recollections brand from Michaels)
Black Tissue Paper
1/8″ White Satin Ribbon
Glue Pen or Marker (optional – for touch ups)
* I still use a Silhouette SD, which is no longer being manufactured as of the release of the Silhouette CAMEO.
1. Using a die-cutting machine (a PDF file is also provided in the tag download for those of you who would like to cut out the tags by hand), cut the gift tags onto white cardstock.
2. Place a tag, right side up, onto a piece of scrap paper and use a glue pad to cover the entire front of the tag with a thin layer of glue. Immediately cover the tag with your choice of glitter (use a piece of paper or a glitter tray to catch the glitter that doesn’t stick to the tag). Tap off any excess glitter, set aside, and allow to dry for at least 15 minutes.
3. Thread ribbon, twine, or string through the tag loop and attach to your package.
photo by Kristen Magee