Handwriting-style gift tags

These shiny gift tags are truly eye-catching! Simply cut the festive lettering out of thin balsa wood using a pair of nail scissors and paint either part of all of your design using shiny, metallic Marabu Yukon Gold Cream before polishing your tag up to a shine. A fresh take on hand lettering!

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Very thin balsa wood
Paper towel
Nail scissors
Masking tape or tape
Leather cord
Polishing cloth


  • The metallic effect cream contains wax and should therefore be applied using either a sponge or a cloth.

How it is done:

  • First, draw out your design using a pencil. Practice beforehand on a piece of paper. Once you have chosen your message, transfer it directly onto a thin piece of balsa wood.
  • Carefully cut out the design using a pair of nail scissors. These scissors are ideal for removing protruding corners and untidy bits.
  • Stick some masking tape or tape over the sections that you wish to leave unpainted. Give the paint a good stir and apply using the painting sponge. Leave the paint to dry thoroughly before carefully peeling back the tape. Finally, feed the leather cord through a hole in one of the letters and tie in a knot. If you wish, you can finish up by polishing the paint using a soft cloth to create an effective gloss.

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