Thursday, November 21, 2013

DIY Gift Tags



With the holiday season quickly approaching, I thought it'd be fun to share some fun and easy gift tag possibilities.  You can design them to be geared specifically for Christmas or keep them more general.  And, of course, change things up for birthday gifts and other holidays and occasions.


I used what craft supplies I had on hand to spruce up some ordinary creme gift tags.  Using card stock or paper and cutting them into tag shapes work well if you don't have actual tags on hand.  You can use a hole punch to make the hole on the end of the tag, if you'd like.


I don't have a ton of shape punchers, but I thought it'd be fun to use part of one to create a different effect (pictured above).  I just put part of the tag in the punch and then used double stick tape on the back (regular scotch tape would probably work even better in this instance, but for some reason, I only had double stick in the house).  Then I dipped the tag into fine gold glitter and shook the excess off, leaving the glitter to stick to the snowflake edge.


You can use the same concept with a punched out shape using scrapbook or patterned paper taped to cover the opening.


I also added some washi tape on the edges and used a small hole circular punch and diamond-shaped hole punch to create a small pattern before taping the back and dipping in glitter.



I had some lettered stickers laying around and I thought it would be neat to add to a gift tag for a person's initial.  Even better would be letter punches so that you can add effects, like glitter or scrapbook paper behind peeking through.


The above tags is where the double stick tape came in handy.  Simply wrapping it around and dipping in glitter before punching it and adding pink paper taped behind the tag so it give the heart a pink color.

I think dressed up tags are especially great when giving a gift that isn't usually wrapped, like something in a jar or mug.  The possibilities are endless.

Happy Gifting!





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