Two weeks ago, one of the ladies from our church invited a couple of us into her home to make Christmas gift tags. These are the tags I made.
It was a fun project to do and we all put our individual touch on our tags. However, we couldn’t finish the tags in that one setting because our kids were getting kind of agitated. So we needed to take them home.
I did use her shape cutters to cut the shapes then finished gluing, stamping, and adding ribbons at home. I made about 40 of them.
Here is a simple tutorial of how I made them (See the list of materials needed at the end of this post).
- Gather some cardstock paper. I chose red, green, and brown. It goes along with my Christmas décor.
- Cut out desired shapes, then glue if needed. I did two different styles and cut out a large and a small of each. Then I layered the smaller shape over the larger one and glued them together.
- Create a hole with a puncher (I found this cute little Christmas tree design one at Joann Fabric & Craft Store for about $1).
- Then I used a “to – from” stamp pad as seen in the following image. Later, our family will fill in the recipients and our names in our own hand-writing (makes it a little more personal).
Now tie strips of ribbon in the punched out holes as shown in the following steps.
And this is how they turned out.
I also did this kind. I really love the red and brown look.
- Now it is time to attach them to gifts and mail or give them to whomever you wish to give a Christmas gift to!
Materials needed to make the tags:
- Cardstock paper (colors of choice)
- Craft shape cutters (or use scissors, pencil, traceable designs if you do not have shape cutters to trace out the shapes and cut them out (It will be a lot more time consuming, though)
- A hole puncher
- Strings for tying
- Glue if layering the tags like I did (one that will stick)
- A stamp pad (or just use a pen for writing “to – from” and then the recipients and your names)
Sure, it is so much easier to buy gift tags from the store, especially from the $$$$Tree. But there is something about crafting and putting your own touch on things. It makes them more personal and sometimes could be so much fun to make!
I would love to know what you think about those tags. Do you make your own or do you just purchase from the store? I always used store bought except for this year.
She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness (Proverbs 31:27, KJV).