Welcome back to the craft room and today’s Flashback Friday; Holiday Tags 2012 post. As of today, we are officially 1 month away from Christmas Eve! The push is now on to buy and wrap the gifts for family and friends. Today, I would like to kick of the holiday season with my Mix It Up Monday Holiday Tags post. The tags I created that year also used my DIY Bakers Twine. If you missed that post, you can find it here: Flashback Friday DIY Pinterest Idea. Let me show you what I did for gift tags that year.
Mix It Up Monday – Holiday Tags
It’s time to grab your crafting supplies for another fun filled Mix It Up Monday challenge, this week hosted by the ever talented Geri. Her challenge to us all is to create something we all need this time of year, holiday tags!
Last year I decided to be extremely creative and made tons of different tags using many different techniques. This year, it’s time to KISS – to Keep It Simple Sweetie! I plan to do that not only for the tags, but also for the gift wrapping as well. Rather than buying different rolls of pretty wrapping paper or tons of gift bags that are never the right size, we have decided to purchase brown wrapping paper and add the pretty with ribbons or some DIY bakers twine. This way everyone still has something to “open” rather than just pulling an item from a gift bag.
Very clean and very simple with enough room down the center of the tag to add the recipients name with the name of the giver written on the back of the tag. These are complete make it yourself tags cut from a piece of kraft paper. The dimensions are 2” x 4 ¼”. To shape the top I used a ½” scrap of the paper to lightly draw a line down from the top and then ½” in from each side. You can see on the pic below how that looks, these lines were accentuated with the help of photoshop so you can see them.
With my paper cutter, I then snipped off the corners for the typical “tag” look. Rather than try to make a right-in-the-center hole, I just eyeballed it with my 1/8” hole punch. Before moving on to the next step, be sure to erase the pencil lines. I find the white vinyl erasers work best for this as they remove the pencil lead and do not tear the paper in the process.
To create the image, I used a snowflake stamp from a grab bag win from StampTV. The image was stamped multiple times with Frost White ColorBox pigment ink. I then embossed the entire tag with white embossing powder.
DIY Bakers Twine
The string is another try at my DIY bakers twine, this time using size 3 crochet thread from Red Heart. This thicker thread is closer to the original twine found in craft stores. My original attempt was with size 10 thread, which is about half as thick.
As always, thank you for dropping by. Now if only buying the gifts would be as simple as deciding on the wrapping and tags of said gifts. LOL
Thank you for joining me for today’s Flashback Friday Holiday Tags 2012. I hope you gained a little bit of inspiration today. These tags are so versatile depending on the supplies used. They can be created in so many different ways, and with different themes. Do you make your own Holiday gift tags? If so, are they super simple like these are, or more elaborate? Let me know in the comments below.
Until then, have a fantastic weekend and enjoy the holiday season.