Intro: Handmade Christmas Tags
I make homemade Christmas tags every year. It's a great way to personalize my gifts, and it doesn't take a long time or cost a lot to make. I think a bundle of Christmas tags would also make a great homemade neighbor gift during the holiday season!
Step 1: Christmas Tree Tag
Christmas tree tag: I used my Cricut to cut out the tree (you could use a punch instead if you don't have a Cricut.) I stuck stickers on for the ornaments and glued a button on for the star. I punched a hole at the top and strung through red ribbon
Step 2: Reindeer Tag
Reindeer tag: I bought paper at my local craft store that already had a picture of all of the reindeer across it. I simply cut it out to show just 1 reindeer and backed it with navy paper. I put an eyelet at the top and strung embroidery floss through.
Step 3: Snowflake Tag
Snowflake: I backed snow-themed paper with white cardstock. I used my Cricut to cut snowflakes out of white cardstock, and glued them to the front. Then I ran the whole thing through my Xyron to make this a sticker-tag.
Step 4: Poinsettia Tag
Poinsettia: I decorated a tiny envelope by sticking a tiny poinsettia flower to green Christmas themed paper using a brad. I glued the green paper to the envelop to cover the front. I then cut candy-cane paper and used chalk to make the edges red, and backed it with green cardstock so it fit perfectly into the tiny envelope I had decorated. For this project, I got a bunch of tiny poinsettia flowers in the floral section at the craft store, and simply took out the gold center and replaced it with a brad so it would stay on the paper.
Step 5: Folded Card
For this folded card, I used double-sided Christmas themed cardstock and cut to the desired size. I added ribbon around the front flap, and glued on a star I cut from a punch.
Step 6: Jingle Bell Card
For this folded card, I just cut double-sided Christmas cardstock to the size I wanted so it folds at the top, and tied 3 jingle bells around the front flap using embroidery floss. I taped the back side of the front flap in place over the embroidery floss.
Step 7: Vellum Card
For this card, I cut a small rectangle of blue cardstock and topped it with vellum. I stamped the "Best wishes for a happy holiday" and snowflakes in silver ink on the vellum. I held it all together with a spiral clip.
For the gold version, I used the same technique as the one above, but without the snowflakes. The vellum for this was already patterned with gold stripes.
Step 8: Snowman Card
For this card I backed Christmas-themed scrapbook paper with white cardstock. I also put a white snowman die cut out of white cardstock on the top. I put the whole thing through my Xyron to make it a sticker card.
Step 9: Snowman Envelope
I used the same technique as the snowman card, but instead of making it a sticker card with my Xyron, I decorated the front of a small envelope. I then cut a small square of snowflake scrapbook paper to fit inside the envelope
Step 10: Holly and Ivy Card
bought this holly and ivy cutout and brad at my local craft store and put it on some dark green paper. I backed it with a white fold-over card I had cut from cardstock.
Step 11: Christmas Tree Card
For this Christmas tree card, I cut the tree using my Cricut, and backed it with gold star scrapbook paper. I backed that with the same green cardstock I used for the tree, and put the whole thing through my Xyron machine to make it a sticker tag.
This is a really easy project to do in bulk. You can do about 30 in a couple of hours, which makes it a good, low-cost neighbor gift.