Today I’m sharing Christmas tags I made for myself and my family. I made a bunch of them so everyone can grab one, write down a name on the backside and put a gift under the Christmas tree. Hope this post will inspire you to do your own holiday tags and share them with your family and friends.
All these tags came out very quickly. To be honest I made them using craft supplies since I’ve already had them in my stash and wanted to experiment a little, but you definitely do not need to use specific tools for this project. In this post I’m going to share some alternative ideas.
The key when you mass producing something is to do everything in steps. So first I die-cut a bunch of tags from watercolor paper. I used Newton’s Nook Designs Times Two Die, but you can print out a tag shape from Internet and use it as a template for cutting tags by hand. Then I mounted together the sentiment and some snowflakes so I could do my stamping in one step. If you don’t have stamps or heat embossing supplies, you can skip this step and add your sentiment and some decor later with a white gel pen. I wet all my tags with clean water and brought randomly watercolors on top (no coloring skills are required for this technique). And any watercolor medium would be ok, you can definitely use inexpensive watercolors or watercolor pencils suitable for children. As a final step I added some bows and strings. For this project I used a tape recycled from some packaging and decided not to fussy with bows as I usually do, but leave them as they are.
Hope you’ll give it a try (maybe with your children) and thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate it a lot!