At our house in Michigan, we’re spending the next few days wrapping and decorating all the gifts we’ll be giving over the next couple of weeks. It seems I just don’t get along with the cost of wrapping paper and gift tags, so instead I try to reuse when possible or use up what I have a lot of. This year I’ve decided to design something more personal than I can purchase and use some of the extra craft supplies I have on hand.
And I’m sharing them with you! You can get them here.
(Click on the link, then right click on the image to save it to your computer. You can then resize the image to fit your needs.)
I just took some seasonal card stock and scrapbooking papers and cut out the tags themselves. A ruler, craft knife/x-acto blade, and a self-healing cutting board are nice, but not necessary. You’ll want the tag to be just larger than the image you’ll be placing on the tag so you have enough room to write whom the gift is for and from!
Trace, and then cut out your image on some really fabulous fabric or paper. Then glue them onto your tag using either fabric or craft glue. I found that placing my tags under a heavy book as they dried helped them from curling, but a warm iron would work just as well (just be sure the steam setting is off).
Finish them off with a hole punch, and a bit of ribbon or yarn and attach to your package!
And there you have it! A simple, personalized gift tag from you to your loved ones. One last thing, I keep the really spectacular “used” gift tags to hang on my tree as ornaments the following year!
You can find Jennifer at Unearthing this Life where she blargs about a little of this and a lot of that, but it usually has to do with food, her daughter, and missing her chickens.