Friday, 10 June 2011

Craft Show Confidential: Hang Tags Follow-up #3

Beth from Roundtheworldin80pgs asked the following question after my last post about hang tags:
I loved the BEST blog posts on the book hang tags for sales but I don’t understand how they are attached to the book, perhaps I just missed that part. Could anyone explain?
I'm glad she asked! I have some images that should help to clear that up.

Here is an image of one of my photo albums with a hang tag on it:

Here's a close up of how the tag is attached. I create a loop around the ribbon and pull the tag through. I like looping tags this way because they're easy to remove if needed.

Here's one of my journals that's bound over leather straps:

Looking closer, you can see that I looped the tag over the strap. There's a spot on the binding that isn't attached to the covers, so I had space for the tag.

Here's how it looks on the inside of the book:

Lastly, here's one of my coptic journals:

There really isn't any good spot for attaching a tag directly to the book. In cases like this, I find that bookmarks work well. I just attach the hang tag to a strip of paper and slip the bookmark in between some pages.

In try to keep the basic form of my hang tags the same so that they're easy to produce. If needed, I can make modifications depending on the type of book.

I hope these pictures were helpful in understanding ways in which I attach hang tags to my work. If you have additional questions, please leave a comment and I'll do my best to clarify things for you.

If you attach your hang tags in other ways, I'd love to see some pictures! Send me an Email with photos and I'll include them in a follow-up post next week. Be sure to include your name and a link to your Etsy shop.


Antico Valore said...

wow, so nice and professional, also!

PrairiePeasant said...

I have often wondered how to attach tags too, so this post with the visuals was very helpful!