Simple Handmade Gift Tags with Kristina Proffitt

Personalized wrapping puts that special touch on any present, whether store-bought or handmade, and today design team member Kristina Proffitt is with us to share how you can make three different sweet and simple tags with product you have on hand for your Christmas gifts! Let’s take a look:

One of my most favorite things to do during the holidays is to give handmade gifts. Not only are they super sentimental, but I feel like they are just so much more cherished and treasured than something that you could buy at the store. So every opportunity that I get to make something for someone, I do—just ask my family! I also love to make gift tags, too! Today I’m using some goodies from the December kit and add-ons along with some other goodies from the Document December collection. It was easy and so much fun!

Supplies | December 2019 Kit, Document December 2019 Kit, Mint Green Polka Dot Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Winter Wood Veneers, ‘Tis the Season 6 x 6 Paper Stack

I decided to create three different types of tags. The first, and simplest idea is to use a regular shipping tag as a template for handmade tags. For the first tag, I used this method using white cardstock, which I covered with three different patterned papers. Along the bottom I used a solid red paper from the ‘Tis the Season 6 x 6 Paper Stack, cutting fringe along the bottom edge. That stack is SO versatile and I just love it! I placed a couple of stickers on it, punched a hole in the top and threaded a large grosgrain ribbon through it. It is simple, but so pretty!

To create this tag I used a smaller shipping tag that I had on hand as a template, cutting the 3″ x 4″ polka dot journaling tag from the December 2019 Kit. I added a red banner sticker, along with wood veneers from the Document December 2019 Kit and the Winter Wood Veneers to the twine that I threaded through the top. The last thing I did was use the super cute Mint Green Polka Dot Puffy Alphabet Stickers to say FOR YOU. This tag would be perfect to add a pocket to the back and stuff with a gift card to a favorite cafe!

For the last gift tag, I decided to do a circle shape and just love the way it turned out—almost like it’s a Christmas ornament! I punched a large 3″ circle out of white cardstock and patterned paper, adhered them together, then added a strip of the mint green paper near the bottom of the tag. Next, I added a phrase sticker from the Document December 2019 Kit to the mint strip with a star wood veneer next to it before punching a hole in the top and threading with twine. It’s super simple, but so sweet looking!

To personalize these tags even more, you could add a photo to any of these designs. You could also create a larger tag and include it in your Document December album, creating a super cute addition! 

I hope this encourages you to add a handmade touch to the gifts that you buy this holiday season. I encourage you to pull out your products and use them to whip up some simple, beautiful gift tags for your loved ones. They will love the extra special touch and you will love that you found even more great uses for the beautiful products that you buy from Elle’s Studio!

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