Sunday, November 25, 2012

Holiday crafting — gift tags

For me, the holiday season starts on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. That's when I like to get my tree up, to really enjoy the full—brief!—season. Though, I admit Thanksgiving is a bit early this year, and we probably won't do our tree for another week.

But let the crafting begin! Last year, when Starboy was 2, we really enjoyed making our own gift tags. This could be a great hostess or teacher gift as well. It kills me to spend money on something so over-priced as gift tags, especially when the ones you can make can be so simple and special, and matched to the gift.

We used a tag-shaped paper punch with a regular hole punch, and watercolor paper. The stamps are from Paper Source and Michael's craft store. Ink was limited to black or red, and silver, though if you have older kids I'm sure it would be easier to manage more colors. You even could color in the stamped images.

A fun, quick project, and an excuse to turn on a great holiday mix and warm some cider!

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