In this punch needle craft tutorial, I will show you how I made a primitive punch needle Valentine gift tag. These could be used for gifts, added to Valentine cards, or just tucked into your other primitive Valentine decor.
Watch the Video Tutorial:
The Paper Tags:
You can purchase shipping tags or make your own. I was making these in the middle of a snow storm / arctic blast when even the mail wasn’t coming through so I made my own.
Download the printable shipping tag template I made here. The template includes an outline of the shipping tags and a faux paper reinforcement. Print them on whatever paper you like. I used some kraft paper colored cardstock.
If you make your own, punch a hole in the top to add a string later and grunge the edges of the tag. I rubbed the edges of my tags on a brown ink pad.
Punch a Heart:
Once the heart is punched, trim the weavers cloth to 1/4″ all the way around using pinking shears. Clip the inside corner at the top of the heart with regular scissors.
Press the empty weavers cloth to the back with an iron.
I wanted my heart to look aged so I coffee dyed it. If you have been thinking about aging punch needle projects in this way, this would be a great project for experimentation since it is such a small punched piece and goes together quickly.
Decorate the Valentine Tag:
I glued the fabric onto the tag with the lace under the bottom edge.
I chose a vintage button to add to the punch needle heart. I threaded the button with a piece of jute and tied a knot to make it look like the button was sewn on with jute. I rubbed a little bit of craft glue onto the knot to keep it in place.
Then I sewed the button onto the punch needle heart with a needle and sewing thread.
The last step was to glue the punch needle heart onto the primitive Valentine tag.