Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Patriotic Wooden Tags made with Tattoo Paper

Did you know you can print your own temporary tattoos? And did you know that you can use those tattoos on wood? I decided to try it out and I love the end result. You can make these cute patriotic wooden tags with just a few supplies including temporary tattoo paper.

Patriotic Wooden Tags made with Temporary Tattoos

I was given tattoo paper from Silhouette America, Inc. in exchange for this post. All opinions are mine.

Patriotic Wooden Tags made with Tattoo Paper

Supplies and Tools Needed for Patriotic Wooden Tags

temporary tattoo paper
wooden tags or shapes (or make your own from large paint sticks)

Silhouette (or scissors)

If making your own tags, the following tools are also needed:
orbital sander

Creating your DIY Tattoos

Begin by printing your tattoos. I used temporary tattoo paper from Silhouette, I used the white tattoo paper.

A few things to note:

1) Create a mirror image before printing. Especially if you have words or pictures (like the flag) that need to face a certain way. I mirrored the USA, but didn't think about the flag - luckily I was still able to use it vertically.

2) Carefully remove the green backing and apply the sticky tattoo to the printed image. This was tricky for me because I was doing it wrong. Check out the video from Silhouette to see how to properly apply the tattoo paper.

3) You can use your Silhouette to cut the tattoos out. I opted to just cut them out by hand, but that option is there.

temporary tattoo stickers

My girls used a few of the tattoos, but I wanted to see how they would work on a different surface besides skin. I love the white background for these 4th of July tattoos.

DIY tattoos

How to Make Your Own Wooden Tags

I used a piece of scrap wood to see how well the tattoo would stick and it worked very well. I thought it would be fun to add them to some wooden stars, but I didn't have any and I really didn't want to go to the store.

Paint sticks to wooden tags

So I scavenged around and found some large paint sticks. I sanded them down, cut them into 2 1/2" lengths and drilled a hole in one end.

Use a paint stick to create wood tags

Next, I applied a quick coat of paint.

paint wood tags

Once they were dry, I began applying the tattoos.

How to use temporary tattoos as a decal on a painted wood surface

Remove the plastic layer and place the tattoo face down on the wood. Tap with a wet cloth until the paper slips off the tattoo. The tattoo is now affixed to the wood.

DIY patriotic wooden tags using temporary tattoos

Just think of all the possibilities of using temporary tattoos in crafts.

More 4th of July Crafts

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