Friday, July 2, 2010

Labels and tags

Happy Friday!!!
I am so glad that it is Friday, it has been a long week and I am looking forward to the weekend!
I finished these little projects a few weeks ago and I am still loving the result. Amazing how such a little thing can bring happiness whenever it catches your eye!
Firstly I put my scrap booking supplies to use and made these very simple napkin ties.
I used my round cutting tools and some scrapbook paper to cut out two different sized circles
Then I played with my new foam stamps and monogrammed each one with an M (for McCarthy, just in case you didn't pick that up, it is Friday after all)
Punched a hole through both circles and used some string to tie them both together To tie the tags around the napkins I attached some more string with the hot glue gun. I added some buttons from my stash of spare buttons over the spot where the string is attached (using the hot glue gun)
I discovered the amazing Graphics Fairy Blog
You can download all sorts of graphics and templates for free!
I thought I would play around and create some labels for my cleaning products.
I printed out a page full of the round labels onto plain paper and cut them out.
You can re size them as required.
I made my labels double sided and then laminated them to make them last longer. I punched a hole in them and using the trusty string tied them to my spray bottles.
Another little project finished! Yay!
Hopefully soon we will be starting and finishing some bigger projects that I could share with you.
Have a great weekend everyone.
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  1. They look fabulous. I'd like to try that!

  2. You are so clever. Your table looks wonderful :)
    The Grapics Fairy is amazing. I want to try out some nice labels for my craft supplies.
    Have a great weekend!!

  3. That looks so good. Looks much better than the normal Windex bottles!

  4. Hi Nellie. Your projects look fabulous! I love your labels. Hope you have a fabulous weekend. Stay warm ~ Tina xx

  5. Oh, this is just lovely! I love tags, and yours are beautiful! Thanks for this great idea...have a great weekend.

  6. Leave it up to you girl to take an ugly market item and beautify it. Sooooo! cottage chic, I am totally going to take this idea with me! and make it my own :)

    Love the house keepers box, but I am the house keeper :(
    Well I can pretend I have one:)

  7. Hi nellie,
    they look greaat - again!, the whole table setting is so pretty! gotta go, i am being called!!
    catch you soon,
    Laura xx

  8. Love the little laminated labels.
    Graphics Fairy is a fabulous resource isn't she?

  9. You're so creative! I never do things like this.

  10. How stylish your cleaning products look. They are beautiful, Nellie, I am inspired! Love the table too :)

  11. Anonymous02 July, 2010

    They are positively gorgeous Nellie! Wow you are so clever, the tags are a fantastic idea... Love it.
    Flick :)

  12. Hi Nellie, thanks for the Blog Winks today... I am now following you also. Love your spray bottle tags, what a great idea.;)

  13. Love your tags Nellie, and also the centrepiece. I also love how you've prettied up your functional cleaning products, I so want to organise my cleaning stuff....

  14. they are so pretty... I love them..!! what a great way to organise all that boring stuff

  15. These are fantastic!!! I love both. You're so clever Nellie. I wish my household cleaners looked as chic as yours do. Have a lovely weekend.

  16. Ohhh they look great!!! You've made me want to go and pretty up my laundry now! And your table looks so gorgeous, are you entertaining tonight? Have a great weekend Nellie! Christine xx

  17. So simple but so effective. Thanks for sharing!

  18. What a lovely idea for your napkin holders, they make the table look very pretty. The graphic fairy is fabulous... your cleaning products even look inviting, can I come live with you Nellie, Im lovin your style!!!

  19. Anonymous02 July, 2010

    Hey Nellie,
    Great job! Very clever.
    I am thinking of what I can do in my laundry now!
    Have a great weekend!
    S x

  20. Well done Nellie, these look very professional.
    Millie ^_^

  21. HAPPY FRIDAY indeed Nellie.... :o) !!

    Your tags are GORGEOUS....I'd lOVE to come for dinner at your place....I'm sure each setting would be PERFECT....!

    THANKS for sharing the Graphics Fairy link....GREAT idea to laminate your labels....I SO would not have thought of that....!

    Now your cleaning supplies look so neat you best be off & clean up a storm....hahahahahaha....!!

    Hope your 48 are relaxing....!

    Cheers for now,
    Tamarah :o)

  22. Wow Nellie you are such a clever the tags and really need to get myself organsied. Laminating the tags is such a practical idea...Really love the table enjoy your well deserved weekend X

  23. These tags are so cool Nellie. Well done you for creating something so lovely. I love your placemats too and your entire table setting, very nice.

  24. Oh Nellie these are adorable!!
    I love your placemats and the tags..and the table setting too!
    You definitely gave me some ideas
    Have a happy weekend !

  25. You did a great job! Love the cleaning bottles. What a great way to brighten up ordinary products.

  26. The table looks fantastic! Love your napkin holders, they really personalise a dinner party. I like to do the same with place cards! What a great idea for cleaning tags. I also use the same bottles for my cleaning products - they currently have boring labels - now I feel the need to replace them! Thanks for sharing - off to view the graphics fairy. Have a great weekend. Michelle

  27. Hi Nellie, your table looks lovely with those little tags and the floating candles etc.. A nice idea too for your cleaning products. Think I might have to start calling you Martha! ;-) Have a great weekend.

  28. I really like this idea! So clever : )

    Gemma X

  29. Those are so cute! I love how you labeled your cleaning supplies...great idea!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  30. Gorgeous!! Love the napkin ties and your cleaning supply labels look great - would make cleaning os much more enjoyable with pretty containers like those :)

  31. Hey Nellie...these look great; you did have fun. Bit chilly this weekend hope you are nice a cosy and having a lovely weekend, M

  32. Hi Nellie,
    This is such a grea post. i really like the tags you have made and the way you have laminated and attached them to your cleaning products. thanks for the inspiration.
    have a great weekend.

  33. I just love these ideas. The cleaning supplies look surprisingly chic in uniform bottles with the tags! And the napkin rings are darling - you could also put initials of guests on them for a small dinner party!

  34. I love how you used the labels, isn't her sight the best!