Christmas is coming faster than it seems – there’s only 73 more days left! It’s time to start thinking about crafty holiday projects like cards, gift wrap, and home decor if you don’t want to be scrambling at the last minute.
This Christmas gift tag will make a festive addition to any package or bag. With plenty of room on the back to write a message and the recipient’s name, it’s practical as well as pretty. The wire heart is finished off and brightened up by a button, which also serves as a convenient anchoring point for the embellishment.
- Buttons Galore Button Basics in Red Hot (available at AC Moore)
- Beadalon 20 Gauge German Style Wire
- Authentique Paper “Tidings” collection (paper & stickers)
- Sewing Machine
- Jewelry Pliers
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Tag & Bookplates Die
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tea Dye & Bundled Sage
- Aleene’s No-Sew Fabric Glue
- Hot Glue Gun
- Embroidery Floss & Needle
- Brown Ribbon
- Crochet Lace Trim
To begin the tag, use your die cutting machine to cut tags and hole reinforcer from the two different papers.
Trim the top off of the brown patterned tag to turn it into a rectangular panel. Stitch the edges of the panel with your sewing machine.
Ink all edges. Glue down the hole reinforcer and the stitched panel.
Glue crochet trim to bottom of tag. Thread small buttons and glue on top of trim.
Create the wire heart using wire and jewelry pliers. (Grab wire with tip of pliers and twist to create loops.) Anchor wires together at “v” of heart by threading them through holes of a 4 hole button.
Use hot glue gun to adhere the wire heart to the tag, using the button as the anchor point.
Adhere word and letter stickers on tag. Glue sequins randomly around the wire heart.
Thread ribbon through the tag.
The kraft, plaid, and buttons give this Christmas gift tag a cozy Christmas look. Pair it with a generic red or kraft bag or gift wrap to dress up a basic package!