After the festive period I set some time aside to take down my Christmas tree and decorations. Every year I set aside some of my favourite cards to make Christmas gift tags.
Using a guillotine or scissors I simply cut the card in half and punch a hole using a hole punch in the top left corner.
Next I attach a contrasting ribbon to the card to make a lovely original gift tag.
Many of the ribbons I use are either from the gifts that I have received or are fabric handles removed from carrier bags or ties removed from clothing labels.
The cards that I don’t use I will take to one to our recycling centre.
Examples of my colour or theme coded collections
Once I have made the gift tags I like to collate them into various colour palettes or themes.
They might not necessarily be “just for Christmas”. Use generic patterns or messages all year round.
A nice touch is to buy a ready made stamp and ink pad. Use these to print a message on the reverse side of the tag.
See how a home crafted tag can elevate a gift by visiting: https://langdonhyde.com/gift-tags-and-ribbons/
Try Hobbycraft for rubber stamps and ink pads.
📸 Carolyn Hayter