One of my favorite bloggers and internet friends, Alex from Northstory introduced me to Tekton embossing tools several years ago. She has done some amazing projects with this stamp set… one of the coolest is this mini beer crate. (Wouldn’t this make a great holiday gift for the beer or soda drinker on your gift list?!)
I knew from her incredible projects that I wanted a Tekton set and picked one up some time ago.
However, it wasn’t until this week that I finally busted it out to create these custom leather wine tags just in time for Thanksgiving.
This craft was so easy, I can’t believe I’ve waited so long to try it out.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Tekton Letter & Number Set
- Leather tags – I picked up these up at Michael’s Craft Store, but I cannot find them anywhere online. Check the leather section of your local craft store or create your own.
- Faux suede cording
- Hammer or mallet
- Bottle of wine
Decide what word you will put on your tag and the placement. I played with embossing the word “Thankful” at a diagonal and adding the year.
Imprint the letters into the leather with a few taps of your hammer or mallet.
I honestly wasn’t too worried about how straight the letters were and even punched them a little off center in order to keep the whole look more rustic.
Tip: You’ll want to make sure that your letters are facing the correct direction before embossing them. Otherwise the results are… well, less than ideal.
Once stamped, cut a 12” length of faux suede cord and tie the ends into a knot.
Slip the cording through the hole in the tag and loop through.
Wrap your wine in burlap and add the tag to hold it all together.
Or skip the burlap… it’s pretty that way too.
Thanksgiving is officially less than a week a way. Are you ready? What have you been working on to make this holiday a memorable one? Will you be cooking or going as a guest to someone else’s home? Here’s a pretty accent to that bottle of wine you might be taking over.
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