Where has the year gone? And what a year it has been. I have worked un unbelievable amount of hours and to be honest not even sure where I found the time to really create. But it does relax me and I truly enjoy all the great projects.

This is a photo heavy post.

I wanted to make some shakers from the store this holiday season. I originally started out with just the shakers. And then I got the brilliant idea to add them to a tag, but make them removable and add a ribbon so they can be hung from the tree as an ornament. This project snowballed so to speak.

I did make a video of the creative process, enjoy!

Both the fronts and the back of the tags are pretty to look at. I made the shakers and adhered then to the tags with some Velcro.

I started these tags with the Tags from the store, I used my adhesive machine and got a even layer of adhesive and added the paper and trimmed up all the edges. After a quick layer of clear gesso. I crackled the background, setting it aside to dry naturally.

I try and incorporate elements from the paper collection into the project. I found some flatback pearls to add to the tags and the flower clusters.

Using the circle lattice stencil, I added some glass glitter, not getting the effect I was looking for. I liked how it came out, just not how I anticipated the paste drying.


I added the mini ornate pieces to each of the flower clusters on the front of the tags. Finishing each cluster with some Norwegian pinecones and some dried seeds.


Here are a few close-ups of the shaker ornaments and the tags.

I coloured each of the shakers with a variety of PITT pens, Gelatos and waxes.

I topped off each of the clusters with some snowflake paste to add to that wintery feel.

I used a variety of glitter, shaker elements, candy canes and snowflakes in each of the shakers.


Here are the little shaker ornaments.


Mini Ornate Flourishes

Large Tags

Snowman Shaker

Stocking Shaker

Deer Head Shaker

Whimsical Deer Shaker

Sleigh Shaker

Circle Lattice Stencil