DIY — Ornament Gift Tags

It came quickly and, like every year, always feels absolutely crazy! Christmas time! The time of gift-giving! It is exciting for me to give gifts and also to wrap them. For some reason it is just fun to me to make someone’s gift look nice :) With this in mind, I created a tutorial to create these adorable little ornament gift tags! I had seen similar things on Pinterest.com, but never found a blog that showed how to make them.. Today I am becoming that blog! :)

Materials you will need:
-paper cutter (or scissors and a ruler)
-colorful paper for ornaments
-cardstock for gift tags
-tape
-1” circle punch (or whatever size you have/want)
-sharpie
*optional* letter stamps and ink

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To begin, let’s cut out our gift tags. For mine, I made sure I was cutting them at least bigger than my circle punch, but I generally estimated. They do not have to all match if you don’t want them to, either!

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After this, you will want to punch your circles. Again, these do not need to be perfectly in the center, but please DO make sure to not get too close to any of the sides. Some of mine got too close which made the taping a bit more difficult. Plus, you also want your precious gift tags to stand whatever travel they might be put through!

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Done and done.

Alrighty, we are ready to move on! The next step is to cut out the color of the ornament balls. I think mine ended up being about 1”x1” squares… Again, I pretty must guesstimated… Maybe next time I will actually measure for you, so you can know what worker for me!! Anyway, you want these squares to fully cover the circle, but not go so far that you can see it peeking out from the back.

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This very well could be the easiest step. All you need to do is tape your little ornament paper to the backside of the gift tag. If your paper is patterned, do yourself a favor and make sure you check it from the front to make sure it’s how you want it! I recommend using at least two pieces of tape, on opposite sides, but probably no more than four… You don’t want it to be getting too bulky back there!

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Okay, now turn them over… Gorgeous!

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Now, my friends, this is a fun part! You get to create the ornament! It’s amazing what a little bit of “sharpie-action” can do for you in a pinch. Simply draw a little rectangle on the tag paper and then a little hook! Perfect-a-mundo! Look at you go, you little artist, you! :)

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Oh and don’t forget… You will want to snip the corners! I found out halfway through this that my paper cutter has a handy-dandy degree marker, so I started using that. If you don’t have anything like that, you can measure, say 1cm out from the top corners and draw a line between those marks. That will make a 45 degree angle. You can play around with these a bit! Also make sure to hole punch them at the top if you want to string them through pretty ribbon :)

Now you can use these however you want! Beautiful job, people. In the picture below you can see two ways I came up with for embellishment. If you like the way your handwriting looks, feel free to simply write the recipient’s name, or you can use stamps! Seriously. I love stamps. They are so… Amazing and can be used for so many different things!

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Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you are inspired to make some wonderful Christmas-y gift tags of your own!

Have a great day :)

-mh