|Christmas washi tapes|
Over the years I've tried to use up all our purchased holiday gift tags, you know, those stick-on ones that come 100 or 300 in a pack and never go away? Well, after 35 years of wrapping Christmas presents in this household, I'm down to the last 20 or so, and there's a reason I keep avoiding using those last 20. They. Are. Just. Ugly.
So, I decided to raid my crafting stocks and put some tags together on my own. After about just one relaxing, quiet, pleasant hour of craftiness, I had 25 or so tags ready to use.
Since I'm fascinated with washi tape, I dug out all my Christmas patterned tapes and some others, too. I found some package tags, baker's twine, and colored ribbons.
Finally, I located some Christmas stickers and embellishments that I thought could be put to good use.
Then I went to work. A piece or two of tape here, a sticker there, and a tie. Done.
Looking back at all the finished tags, it seems as though I was working in color groupings or themes.
Here are some of the finished tags made in the red and green Christmas theme:
I had a few turquoise and purple Christmas ornament stickers, so I found some washi tapes in those colors and ran with it.
Itching to use up some of my glittery star stickers, I made several tags in the silver and gold star theme.
Making simple washi tags would be a fun afternoon project for elementary aged children to do. In fact, they could make a bunch of them and even box them up as a handmade Christmas gift.
Easy to use and elegant on the packages.
Now, if I could just get my puppy to stay away from those little strings and ribbons....