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Weekend Project: DIY Gift Tags

November 23, 2012

I am one of the few people out there who enjoys wrapping gifts, and I often try to make my own gift tags and cards to put my own personal stamp on gift giving. I pinned some great (and easy!) ideas over the last couple of weeks so I thought since it’s a long weekend it might be a good time to get into the holiday spirit by creating some personalized gift tags. I loved this mini wreath option, so simple and elegant.

I am a big fan of the idea of using black and white photos as gift tags, but you could also used musical sheets, cardboard, mounted newspaper clippings, really the possibilities are endless. To make it extra easy you can download the tags above here.

Personally, I think Michael’s is a God-send for all things DIY, but I pulled together the guide below for what you’ll need. Happy holidays and gifting!

DIY Gift tags

ONE: A hole punch is a must have! If you are a big DIY-er it’s probably best to invest in a heavy duty option that can assist you in a variety of projects. /TWO: Pictures or a heavier paper. I find old black and white photos at consignment shops and vintage stores, but Michael’s has lots of great cardstock options./ THREE: Stamps are another great option for DIY tags, I loved this set from Anthropologie. FOUR: Good scissors./ FIVE: Greens, it’s your choice but you can use real (pro: gorgeous scent! con: they will quickly dry out) or artificial. For the project above they used a mix of boxwood, oregonia, rosemary, myrtle, seeded eucalyptus./ SIX: Bakers twine is a great option for the tie, and the best part it is will be useful long after the holidays, I loved this red and white and ivory and gold twine from Terrain./SEVEN: A good glue gun is another must have for the DIY-er, you can use it to secure the greens to hold the wreath’s in place.

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