Acrylic craft paint in metallic silver
or gold (for the back)
Scissors or craft knife
Remove the spiral key ring from the tag.
Paint the back of the tag with metallic paint.
Using your circle template, mark your circles
on the vintage images, and cut them out.
Glue the image to the tag, with the hole at the
top. Position the subject of the image just below the hole.
Use the hole punch to enlarge the hole, punching
through the image.
Glue the half marble onto the image, centered
on the tag, with the craft glue. Let dry.
Apply the glitter glue to the tag around the
marble. Press on 3" of sequin strand, starting at the hole at
the top. Let dry.
Cut 18" of ribbon. Thread the two cut
ends through the hole from the back. Pull them almost all the
way through, then back through the ribbon loop on the other side.
Pull them tight, arranging the ribbon loop to cover the hole
on the front. Tie the ends in a bow, and hang proudly!
Cardboard key tags are available at office
supply or stationary stores. Buy a box - we'll have more
crafts that use these versatile items.
Strands of sequins are available in fabric
stores, and come in many varieties and colors. We used single
strands in gold and silver, a double (braided) strand in silver, and a
fancy gold variety with braid and loops of tinsel (just for fun).
You need 3" for each ornament.
Clear half marbles are flat on one side, and
can be found in craft stores or florist shops. They also come
in colors, and you might experiment with some pastels.
Your choice of silver or gold craft paint and
glitter glue is up to you. Don't feel funny about mixing
silver glitter with gold sequins. Sparkle is sparkle.
Ribbon with wire edges is nice for two reasons:
the wires make it easier to thread the ribbon through the
hole and you can arrange the bow just the way you like it - and it will
You can easily make these ornaments two-sided
by repeating the process on the back of the tag. Or glue
some wrapping paper with a tiny pattern on the back.