December 18, 2013
Have you finished all of your holiday wrapping? I’m going to venture to say the answer is NO. I am all about simple wrapping paper (yes, butcher paper is my fave) with fun tags and decorations. But with the volume of gifts that we wrap this time of year, they can’t require too much labor.
When I started making this tag, I had the ornaments hanging from a glued-on stick. That felt too fragile. Then I created a tree branch out of yarn. That felt too laborious. So I tried it with this very simple design, using the circle stickers as ornaments to house each letter of the recipient’s name. Honestly, it’s really easy, fast, and you can let your kids help!
What you’ll need:
- Colored cardstock or scrapbook paper
- 3/4″ circle stickers (67 colors from InStockLabels.com!!)
- Small letter stickers
- Silver pen
- Skinny ink pen
- Hole punch
- Cut tag to fit the recipient’s name. The tag should be about 2″ wide and for a 5 letter name, a 4″-long tag is the perfect size. Add a little length for every additional letter. (For names like Charlotte, Henrietta, and Jonathan, consider using just initials!)
- Adhere one sticker to the far left in one color, then the correct number of stickers for each letter in the name (or initials) to the right of that in a different color.
- Adhere the words “to” or “for” in the single colored sticker and the letters of the name in the following circles.
- Use silver paint marker to draw a little square on the top of each circle. The draw a line up from that square off the top edge.
- Punch a hole at the far left and thread string through.