Earlier this month I saw this blog post from Crafts by Amanda on making bread tag monsters. I thought that it was brilliant. Finally something to make out of the bread tags that I save for no apparent reason.
You can follow Amanda's directions in the link above. She used acrylic paint for her tags, but I only had kid's tempera paint on hand. Acrylic probably works better. I did have some chipping issues with the tempera paint.
Here are my little sketches for the tags.
Here are my tags after the paint has dried and I sprayed clear coating on them.
Close ups. Aren't they fun?!
You can use them on Halloween goody bags.
Or glue a magnet to the back of them.
Whatever you decide to do with them, they are so cute!
Maybe they will still get used to keep cords together or to keep my bread nice and fresh.
I'm looking forward to putting these cuties to good use.