A large wood tag is a great surface for decoupage projects. Gift tissue just melts right in and makes the tag look custom-printed.
Treat a large wood tag like a mini canvas!
You can use a wood tag like a greeting card and write a message on the back with a marker, or add some adhesive magnet strips to display it on the fridge. Tissue decoupaged wood tags look super cute leaning against books on the shelf or sitting on your desk in a mini easel. Sting some ribbon through the top and hang them on a doorknob, drawer pull or a curtain tie-back. Personalize them as gifts for friends and co-workers!
Start by brushing a small amount of white paint over the surface, if you want a whiter surface showing through the tissue. I left the edges roughly unpainted to give it a distressed look. After the paint is dry, brush a coat of decoupage medium over the top and carefully press down a torn piece of tissue. Quickly and gently smooth out the tissue with clean dry fingers or a wood brayer, tear away any excess tissue around the edges and let dry. My printed tissue is from Rebekah Meier’s Fabric Elements collection. I love the overall random distressed pattern – plus it has lovely focal elements like this large scroll.
If desired, dab the front edges and paint the back of the tag with a contrasting color. I like to pounce paint on the surface with a cosmetic sponge to get a lightly textured stucco effect when it dries.
Embellish your wood tag with rub-ons, buttons, bling, or sentiments. You can seal the tissue with an optional topcoat of decoupage medium first if you like. Attach a beaded dangle with a charm through the hole at the top and you’re done!