Sunday, September 25, 2011

Let's Make Gift Tags! Five Minute Project

Is there anyone else out there like me who has a weakness for buying decorative paper and stamps? I love these crafting items, even though I don't scrapbook or make cards, but, I can use them to make personalized gift tags to spruce up my items before shipping. I also make tags for holiday and birthday gifts. You can choose designer paper or themed stamps for any occasion!

-cardstock paper, either plain or decorative
-stamp and ink, optional
-hole punch
-twine or ribbon

Here, I am making a gift tag for a thank-you gift to send to a customer who purchased this necklace from my Etsy shop, Mylana. I stamped leaf designs on the paper and cut it into 2 inch strips. Each strip, I then cut in 2 pieces and folded them in half, punching a hole about 1/4 inch away from the edge.

Now, I will show you, step-by-step, how to thread the string or ribbon through the tag. After the pictures is an example of a votive candle wrapped up with a tag.

I hope you have fun making your tags!

Fold a piece of string in half and thread the loop part through the hole. Pull until the loop is about 2 inches long and then open it with your fingers.

Open the loop and bring the tails over the top, sliding them through the loop.

Keep pulling the tails through the loop until it is tight. The gift tag is finished!

Attach your gift tag to item.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing this! You make it look like such a fun and easy thing to do! :)