Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Personalized gift tags

I wanted our Christmas gifts to be extra special this year, so me and the kids have been making gift tags with the specific name of who it's for. We just have been stamping the name on the tag, and adding a picture stamp or two.

Here is what you will need. I bought large shipping labels from Staples and soaked them in coffee to age them a bit. One batch I did not soak long enough so they are lighter. Then you will need some alphabet stamps, ink pads, and decorative stamps of your choice. I get most of my stamping stuff from Hobby Lobby and Michaels. Even Target has $1 stamps in their dollar section sometimes.

Just get creative and stamp the name and then add whatever stamps you have room for. You can write who it's from on the back.

You can change out the natural twine that comes on the tag and add a small colorful ribbon and tie it to the gift that way. This is fun and easy and makes the gift extra special. The kids love to help with this too. You don't have to use shipping labels. You can even cut out your own from card stock. This is just my easy, simple way. I would love to see what you come up with, so send me your creations! Have fun with it!


Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

This really do add an elegant touch, compared to the peel and stick variety.

I'd love if you could link this up to Creative Juice Thursdays...


Lisa said...

Super cute! I love the antique package look! And a great project for kids to do : )

Anonymous said...

What a great way to make a gift extra special! I'm going to make some personal tags with the left over ones I bought at Michael's. Yours turned out beautiful! :)

Mommy of Grace and Joy said...

This is such a great idea! You are an amazing mother and wife! Thanks for sharing a creative idea to include the kids.

Elise said...

Very cute and so much more fun than the standard to/from stickers.
Love them!!

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

Thanks so much for linking this up to Creative Juice Thursdays!

Hope to see you back this week!

(Thanks for the idea, I plan to make my tags this week!)


Daily Tales of Sugar and Spice said...

so cute. amy - i feel like you would love this blog. similar taste. both of you are making me want to attend a country living fair pronto.

Mommy of Grace and Joy said...

Great gift tag idea! I need to get some stamps with a cute font. Thanks for sharing!