Since we've only got a week until Christmas (HOW in the world is it almost Christmas!?), I want to go ahead and share another fun craft with you. With all the time at home and a plethora of craft supplies, I decided it would be fun to add a little handmade pizazz to my gifts and make gift tags with my mixed media paper supplies.
I simply used some gelli-printed papers and other scraps that were in the red and green color scheme of most of my wrapping paper and collaged them onto thicker plain white paper. I added a few hand-carved stamps and some sprays for texture before using a paper trimmer to cut them down. From there, I rounded the corners and inked the edges. Gesso (or white paint pen or even correction fluid) was used to create a white space on which to write. Then, came the best part - decorating the tags with doodles using a variety of markers and pens.
I used adhesive glue dots to stick them onto my wrapped gifts. Some double-sided tape would work well too. For bagged gifts, I punched a hole in the tags and hung them with ribbon.
Here's my video on the whole process of making these DIY Gift Tags.
This project kept me busy and added a personal touch to the presents I'm giving this year. I think my next project will be baking up a batch of my favorite chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. How are you staying busy this holiday season?
They are so terrific!!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Lorraine! I had such a good time adding all the little accents at the end. It's a fun, busy-work project that I can share with everyone I know. It makes me smile that you like it too.Delete
Love this idea, especially with scrap wrapping paper for those of us who don't have a lot of paper/card making supplies! Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete