It’s Kristin from Taz + Belly, back for a last minute Christmas DIY to help you get your gifts in tip top shape, just in time for Christmas day. These ready to embellish Free Printable Holiday Gift Tags are the perfect way to add a personal touch to each of your gifts this year and their simple design means you have endless options when it comes to how you decorate and embellish them.
Wrapping presents is one of my very favorite things to do during the holiday season and I am always looking for fun new ways to make my packages stand out from the rest. This year, I purchased simple black art paper by the roll (thank you Amazon Prime) and I’ve had so much fun embellishing each gift as I wrap it. You can buy paper in an array of colors, but the black makes all of your embellishments look so bright and happy AND you can write directly on the paper with a chalk marker or a white pen for a fun graphic look.
Who doesn’t have plenty of extra craft supplies stashed in a nearby drawer? In addition to the printed gift tags (download all eight designs here), I gathered inexpensive watercolor paints, twine, glue, craft punches, tags and other embellishments. I even had a few holiday cards from previous years that could be used for their photographs and sentiments. Try involving your kids in this part — you can use just about anything you have on hand to decorate your gifts! My girls are looking forward to tackling all of theirs using simple supplies like colored pencils, markers and their favorite stickers.
Using a light watercolor wash, I added color to each of my tags first. For most of them, I just layered different colors in an abstract way, depending on the text and what embellishments I wanted to add. For some, I added simple patterns like stripes or polka dots for some visual interest. For these packages I added clear plastic hearts, a glittery gold bow clip and a ticket stub to add a little color. How fun are the sequins and chunky gold glitter? I just added dots of hot glue to keep them all in place. Using black jute and some inexpensive gold trim, I tied the tags directly to the boxes. Don’t you love the way they look against the black paper?
For this smaller gift, I cut out a few images from last year’s Christmas card and tied them directly to the tag with some string. Add a little washi tape and a few drops of watered down paint for a perfectly decorated package. Designing the tags in black and white means that you have all the creative control and can make every gift under your tree look completely different. Enjoy!
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