May 4, 2015
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, showing Mom how much we care is at the forefront of our minds. We love the idea of finishing off the perfect present with a handmade tag like the ones above. We created them using the technique of hapa-zome, which literally translates to “leaf-dyeing” in Japanese; artist India Flint coined the phrase when she began hammering the natural pigments of plant specimens to create an image transfer onto cloth. Stylist Alli M. used this process to create beautiful gift tags that are the perfect a topper for a Mother's Day gift or bouquet; the technique can also be applied to card making and any number of paper or cloth crafts. Read on to learn how to make hapa zome gift tags in just a few easy steps!