Hands up who doesn’t love farmhouse style printables, especially if they’re free. Like these charming oversized vintage tags.
Aren’t they cool? I’ve been trying to
clean out make over our laundry room since it’s probably my least favorite spot in our house. I’m pretty sure those piles of clothes are making babies while we sleep and most of the time I need a GPS to navigate my way around. Please tell me it happens in your home too? I’m hoping that if I add some wall art and rearrange the space it might do the trick. Kinda like putting up navigational signs so I can find my way again or something like that 😉 And anyways creating wall art for the laundry room is way more fun than actually doing the laundry, amairight?!! Okay let’s see how to make those oversized vintage tags, shall we.
What you need
- 10 cm (4″) wide Balsa wood
- Craft knife
- Mod Podge and paint brush
- Oversized laundry and postcard tags (free to download here) or you can design your own using some of the gorgeous graphics from The Graphics Fairy
Print and cut the tags out before applying a few layers of Mod Podge to seal them. Trace around the edges of the tags to create a template on the balsa wood. Carefully cut out the template using a really sharp craft knife. That’s the wonderful thing about balsa wood. You don’t need any fancy tools or one of those woodpecker on steroids machines to cut it 😀
Once the balsa wood templates have been cut, apply a layer of Mod Podge and glue the tags down.
Hanging the Vintage Tags
Use a skewer or sharp stick thing to make a hole at the top of the vintage tags and thread a piece of twine through.
Knot the tags together and hang them up. Easy peasy!
I hung the tags next to our huge clothes pin patent art. It measures 24 cm by 59 cm (9.5″ x 23 1/8″) and you can download that one too. Since it’s quite big you’ll need to print it at print shop that offers custom sized prints, unless you have one of those huge ass printers at home. Here in South Africa I usually go to PostNet or you can have it done online at the Amazon Print Shop.
BTW that photo is totally staged.There’s no ways I’m going into the laundry room right now. The clothes are making babies so it would be rude to interrupt them 😉 What do you think of the oversized vintage tags? Is it something you’d hang on your wall? And don’t forget to share it with your friends and/or save it to Pinterest.
Oh and just in case you want to make your own I’ve saved you the hassle of trying to find some of the materials. Disclosure: If you click on the links below, we may receive a commission from Amazon. But don’t worry it won’t come out of your pocket, and it helps us cover our printing costs, or maybe I can pay someone to do the laundry for me 🙂
And as always wishing you a lovely, creative and blessed week.