Thursday, November 12, 2009

Quick and Easy Holiday Gift Tags

I started making gift tags last year and now I am hooked on making these little goodies to use on gifts and to give as gifts.

Supplies Needed:

Cardstock; 4"X 6" note card; 2"circle punch; 1/8" hole punch; scissors; yarn, twine, or string

Step 1:
Using the circle punch, punch out tags around the perimeter of the piece of card stock. I love these Fiskars squeeze punches! They are a little pricey, but try using a Michael's coupon to make them more reasonable.

Cut the remnants away from the center of the card stock. Now finish punching out the circles.

Step 2:
Using a 1/8" hole punch, create a hole about 1/4" from the edge of each tag.

Step 3:
Wrap your chosen yarn, twine, or string around the width of the note card several times. Slide one of the blades of the scissors between the note card and the twine and cut along the edge. The result will be several 8" long pieces of twine.

Step 4:
Attach one piece of twine to each tag by threading the looped end of the twine through the hole in the tag, then pulling the free ends of the twine back through the loop. Pull the twine to make a snug fit on the tag.

Repeat Step 4 until you have all of the tags ready for use.

Don't forget to make extras to share with all of your family and friends!
Have fun being creative!


kidddies.couture said...

AWESOME tag, super EASY and LOOKS so

Ellen Ehle Schaefer said...

I am still in the market for a bow maker from a previous tutorial and now I have another reason to visit Michael's! Are there larger circle punches available or just the 2"?
Thanks, Suzanne, you are a wonder!

Anonymous said...

How very cute and simple. Your photos are great. I think even I could follow your directions. Thanks a bunch Suzanne! (Happy Holidays!) Mary B in Lubbock

Robin Pedrero said...

great tips in this tutorial!!

Kristin said...

Love this gift tags!! I totally need to get one of those circle punches. I might just hop on over to Michaels today!!

Its So Very Cheri said...

SO Very cute


Tip-Tops said...

I have a 1" punch!! Thanks for the idea. :0)

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Cute and easy! Great photos in your how-to! :) Thanks you, Suzanne