Every year I seem to completely forget about gift tags until I’m wrapping up presents – usually the night before we drive off to see the family. So this year I’m trying very hard to cover those last minute items on my list early.
I gave up creating Christmas cards a couple of years ago. I found that we were receiving less and less of them as friends and family moved towards sending out electronic messages instead so I stopped making a pile of cards. But I still create gift tags to go on the family presents.
These tags are quite easy but look great so here’s how you can make some too. If you don’t have exactly the same punches I have used, they can easily be substituted with other shapes or just cut the shapes yourself. Use this one as inspiration for your own unique tags!
What You Need
- Green card for the tag
- Christmas patterned paper – mine is stripey but any pattern would work
- Red paper or card
- Punches – tag shape, 2 sizes of stars, and star edge punch
- Brown ink
- Glue stick or adhesive
What To Do
Punch a tag shape from your green card. My punch is a Creative Memories one but there are others out there. Alternatively, just cut a tag shape free hand or use a rectangle shape.
Punch the small stars along the bottom of the tag with the star edge punch. I used the Stardust Maker punch also from Creative Memories, but again there are others that are similar around. Alternatively, you could punch circles or something else to add interest, or perhaps round the corners.
Punch two stars – a larger one from red paper and a smaller one from patterned paper.
Ink the edges of the stars and the tag, by gently rubbing the ink pad over the edge of each piece. I used a brown Stazon ink pad for this. Alternatively, you could get the same effect with a felt tip marker or chalk.
Glue on the larger star, then the smaller one on top of it.
This parcel was wrapped in a simple white box with some red and green yarn to decorate.
Do you make Christmas cards or gift tags?