Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Gift Tags

With Christmas less than a week away, here are a couple of easy and inexpensive gift tags to make your packages unique.

I started out by drawing a star with chalk on a piece of cardboard...
 There was enough room on the piece of cardboard that I also drew a tree shape...

I cut out the shapes and then peeled away the top layer so my star and tree would have some texture...

I dipped a hotel room key card into some acrylic paint and "scraped" it onto the shapes...




For the star, I cut out a circle using sheet music and inked the edges of the circle...

I cut out a tag shape using my Cricut and also inked its egdes...

I stamped "to" and "from" onto my tag then glued the sheet music circle, tag, and a button onto the star...

I punched a hole in the top of the star and added some twine.


For the Christmas tree, I made a loop with some baker's twine and threaded it through a star shaped button...
 I cut another tag using my Cricut and once again inked the edges. I also inked the edges and the trunk of the tree...
I added the star to the top of the tree and tied a bow on the front of the button. Then I glued on my tag and added some red, heart shaped buttons...


The tags can be easily removed and the star and tree can be used as ornaments on your Christmas tree.
  
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27 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I'm going to pull my cardboard out of the recycling and get going! Thanks.
    Visiting from Thrifty 101 link up today.
    Jessica
    http://ahumblecreation.com

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  2. How very clever! When I first looked at your photos, I thought they were metal tags. I never would have guessed cardboard. Such a neat idea!

    Jeanine

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  3. These tags are so super awesome! So fun to use cardboard!
    I am pinning!

    hugs x
    Crystelle
    http://www.crystelleboutique.com

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  4. neat idea to use the cardboard for a striped look :) these would be great for re-used bags with no tags! thanks for sharing. found you on yesterday on tuesday.

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  5. Your tags are beautiful. Saw them on Katherine's Corner. Would love for you to share on Thursdays Treasures on my blog.

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  6. clever! too cute! XO Thank you for sharing at the hop :-)

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  7. Love your decorations!! Pinned them:) Following. Follow me back. I posted let it snow, gf play dough and http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2012/12/red-white-christmas.html to share your cup. Merry Christmas!

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  8. Such awesome quaint tags:) So different! Just dropping in from the Hop to see these tags. I am pinning them! Now following via GFC

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  9. Love these! Found you on The Answer is Chocolate. I'll be working on gift tags this weekend. Hope they look as good as yours!

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  10. These are awesome. I finally got with the program and am now following you via GFC, Pinterest, & Facebook!

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  11. This is really a great idea! They look so cute! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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  12. Very cute! I love using the corrugated cardboard for craft projects. It gives so much bang for 0 bucks! Thanks for shaing them with Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  13. Upcycle of my recyling! I like them. Great idea

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  14. Those are all so fabulous! LOVE LOVE LOVE, can't wait to try!Thanks so much
    Merry Jolly,
    Jenna

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  15. Stopping by from the Truly Lovely link up. These are really cool. What a beautiful , simple and unique idea! When I first saw them I thought they were made out of some type of metal. I pinned these. I will have to make some if I have time yet! I did run out of gift tags... ~Rebekah@weliveinspired.com

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  16. These are just like little works of art! What a wonderful touch! Thanks for sharing. Have the merriest Christmas ever! :)

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  18. So lovely!!! Love the star! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! I'd love for you to visit my blog.
    Happy holidays!!!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  19. Those are so cute, Virginia! Thanks for sharing and linking up. We are featuring this at the blog today ^^) We can't wait to see what you're up to this week! Have a fab day.

    Hugs,
    Lelanie

    http://www.to-sew-with-love.com/2012/12/crafty-saturday-party-no-94.html

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  20. These are just so cute. I think the buttons really make them great!! :) Thanks for sharing.

    Loved seeing this at the special link party supporting Sandy Hook last week. Hope you'll come to The Humble Brag link party today to see some features from last week and link up some more cool projects. We also give away FREE AD SPACE every week! Happy Friday!

    http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/the-humble-brag-link-party-13/

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  21. I tried making these but I tell you I could not separate the paper off the cardboard. I tried it on two different boxes...I was so frustrated because I loved yours! Dianntha

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  22. Great cardboard idea. I like it!
    Liz

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  23. Love these gonna use the idea when I host my Christmas in July party with my BFFs. Thanks!

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  24. Cute Gift tags. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. Today’s party is live. Here is the link.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/01/week-in-review-and-wednesdays-adorned.html
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

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  25. Hello! Thanks for linking up at Submarine Sunday! I just wanted to let you know that I featured your gift tags at this week's party! Stop by and grab a featured button and please link up again soon!!!

    T'onna
    http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2013/01/submarine-sunday-13.html

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  26. Oh these are so cute! Love them! Use tags on gift then as ornaments. I want a circut machine, and some cardboard.

    Linda @ Mixed Kreations

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