Saturday, November 28, 2009

5 Homemade Christmas Tags

Now that Thanksgiving is done... it is time to really focus on Christmas!

Here are 5 cute and easy Christmas tags, sure to add that special touch to any gift!

Tag #1
Card stock (2X3 rectangles)

1.) glue your buttons to your card stock.
2.) Write "to" and "from"

Card Stock (or paper) scrapes and 4X4 squares
double sided tape (or other adhesive)
1.) Out of your scraps, cut out tree shapes. (I made 3 for each tag)

2.) Ink the sides of the trees and the sides of the tags
3.) Attach your trees to the tag and write "To" and "From"

Tag #3
Card stock (3X4 rectangles)
Silk leaves (I cut mine off of a dollar store bunch of flowers)
Hole punch
Hot Glue (not pictures)
1.) Gently fold 2 of your corners together (but do not press down the fold)
2.) Cut off part of the corner.
3.) Open it up and you now have a tag shape. Punch a hole at the top.
4.) Put a dime size dab of hot glue on one of the corners of your tag.
5.) Place 2 leaves in the glue
6.) Place a button over the top.

7.) Attach your twine and write "To" and "From"

Tag #4:
2 Coordinating Card stocks (Larger Rectangle - 3X4 Smaller rectangle- 2.5 X 3.5)
Double sided tape
Sewing machine (with thread)
1.) attach your smaller rectangle on top of the larger rectangle with just a little strip of adhesive in the middle. (you only need enough to hold in place for a little bit... we will be attaching it another way)

2.) Now walk to your sewing machine and set your stitch to zig zag and line up your tag so that the zig-zag stitch will sew on the paper. It is just like sewing on fabric... only the paper is a bit more stiff. You will want to use an older needle... sewing on paper is harder on your needles.
Try to sew right on the edge of the smaller rectangle.

3.) Sew on all four sides. This is how the paper is really attached.
4.) Add some more decorative zig zag stitches to the tag.

5.) Write "To" and "From".

Tag # 5
Paper (2X4 rectangles)
Ink (not pictured)
Hot Glue (not pictured)
Silk flowers
1.) Go to the dollar store and buy some Christmas silk flowers for $1. Bring them home and take some of the flowers (It's OK because they only cost a $1!) and then take apart the flower. You want to only use the silk part of the flower. You can toss or find some other way to use the plastic pieces.
2.) Fold your paper in half too make a square.
3.) Ink on both sides of the paper (front and back)
I inked with green...

and then with brown on top.

4.) Hot glue your flower with a button on the top of it.
5.) Open up the little card and write "To" and "From"
There you have it... 5 little tags!

Which one is your favorite?

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Strut Your Stuff week at Somewhat Simple
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Goat Gal said...

Those are so great! Your tutorial makes it look quite easy. Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Great ideas and great tutorials! Almost too pretty to give away, I would have to use them for special people.

Crystal said...

So cute! I love that you sewed some of them. I've been wanting to try that.

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

So darling! I love those!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love the one with the trees ~ the layering is cool!

Julie said...

Those are great! The 3 trees are my favorite! Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

KimMalk said...

The Christmas trees are my favorite, but the poinsettias run a close second! :)

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

all of the tags are so cute! You did a great job. Thanks for the tutorial!

Dena Pickle said...

I love these! so cute and I love the tutorial>


Unknown said...

Great ideas!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thanks soooo much for sharing your cute little tags!


Becca said...

Oooh! Love theses! I am all about making your own tags! And my Distress Ink obsession tells me these are awesome!!!
Thanks for linking!

Becca @ Blue Cricket Design

Embellished Bayou said...

All of these are fabulous! I love the ones that you used the sewing machine for the best.

hjn said...

Wonderful gift tags!!! Wanting to make some myself so you have inspired me!

Sherri said...

These are AWESOME!

Andy Porter said...

Cute Fawnda! I really like the Christmas tree one the best. It's so cute!!

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JoAnn said...

On Tag #2, how to you "ink" the sides with the green? :)

Fawnda@Fireflies and Jellybeans said...

I just rub the side of the paper on my green ink pad... nothing too fancy... I just want some green ink in the sides! :) I hope that this helps!


JoAnn said...

It helps a lot, thank you!! :)

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