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Meggan's Toy Soldier Gift Tag

By: Meggan Maravich for MegPie Designs

Top off a creative gift with a creative homemade Christmas craft. Meggan's Toy Soldier Gift Tag from Meggan Maravich is a great way to show you care and spread holiday cheer!

Meggan's Toy Soldier Gift Tag
 

Materials:

Blank Coasters
DecoArt Americana Acrylics: Hauser Light Green, Hauser Medium Green, Black, Flesh Tone, Honey Brown Primary Red, Napa Red Marigold
Toy Soldier Pattern

Instructions:

  1. First, I base coated the front, back, and sides of each coaster with light green acrylic paint. I sponged on an even lighter shade to give it some texture.

    Meggan's Toy Soldier Gift Tag
     
  2. Next, use transfer paper to copy the main pattern outlines to the dry coaster.

    Meggan's Toy Soldier Gift Tag
     
  3. Shade around the main pattern lines with medium green.

    Meggan's Toy Soldier Gift Tag
     
  4. Base coat the larger areas and add details as needed.

    Meggan's Toy Soldier Gift Tag
     
  5. Shade and highlight where appropriate.

    Meggan's Toy Soldier Gift Tag
     
  6. Brush on a coat of acrylic sealer and allow to dry. Then outline details with a black permanent marker. I sprayed the edges lightly with sealer and added some glitter; then spray again so the glitter doesn't rub off. Punch a hole in the top; thread embroidery floss or ribbon through for hanging.

    Meggan's Toy Soldier Gift Tag
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