Monday, September 26, 2011
The first time I saw the Creative Memories Tag Maker, I thought - hmm... tombstones! and Halloween Fun. I've made several scrapbook borders for Halloween Scrapbook Pages using the tool but today I made a Tombstone Bunting.
When I'm done with a painting project, I stash away my paint chip samples. I'm never sure what I will do with them but these days EVERYONE has the same idea and paint chips are indispensable in the craft world. Today I went for the pile of GREYs.
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This project is VERY easy. Here's what to do.
First, turn the tag maker upside down and insert a paint chip. I've used single color chips as well as multi-color chips. Squeeze the maker and out pops a tombstone.
Next, use your creativity to create funny or frightful epitaphs for your tombstones. I also adorned mine with R.I.P. and cross symbols and fake dates. If you need a little help in the epitaph department, just google "funny epitaphs" or "Halloween Tombstone sayings" and you get a slew of pages full of creative lists to use. I drew on my paint chips with Sharpie Markers. I tried a few in silver, but black seemed to show up the best.
Line up your tombstones and begin to string them. I used a heavy duty weight black thread and the smallest needle that could poke a small hole but that had an eye big enough to fit the thread through. The biggest stitch of thread is behind the tombstone.
Once all the pieces have been added, lay the long strand of tags/tombs out on the floor and slide them so that they are evenly spaced. Create even thread extending from both ends of the bunting.
Hang or suspend your bunting for all to see!
Easy - Fun. Give it a try.