Last week I was a guest poster on Type A decorating. I love being at her blog!
I shared some of my favorite, quick tags. I didn’t want you all to not be included so I am sharing the post I had for her here today. Recycling is in fashion.
Cause I ain’t Martha. And when else am I going to use Christmas tags again….duh!
So, here is the guest post…
I get to be on Type A today! Yippee! Thanks Tammy for inviting me!
I am Janel and I blog at Hating Martha.
I have a 13 year old daughter, an 8 year old son, a husband (they must be included), 2 cats, a dog, and 9 siblings. My blog is just like my homeâ€¦slightly quirky, imperfect, loud, fun, yet the best place to be! I hope you come over some time and say hiâ€¦I would love it!
I donâ€™t do a whole lot for Christmas. Cause I just donâ€™t.
But, I do believe in presents looking special. Nothing fancy or perfect. Just special.
So I try to get all crazy with my wrapping. Not time-consuming or expensive. Just fun and thoughtful.
Tags are my favorite way of jazzing up a gift.
So, I thought I would share some of my simpler, easier tags with you allâ€¦
(I am feeling self-conscious here so can I just say againâ€¦simple, inexpensive, and fun.
Perfect or gorgeous or amazing werenâ€™t in my descriptions. Just saying.)
Bow tag.This is a simple paper tag. Draw a bow on your paper (I actually used a printed bow to help me cause I am terrible drawer. But, you are much better then me!)
Then cut it out.
Add a border with your sharpie. Draw the middle â€œknotâ€ and a couple of lines on either side of the knot. And tada!
There you have it!
Button flower.You need reversible paper if possible and a button. Draw a small circle within a larger circle. I used tape thingies because like I said beforeâ€¦I canâ€™t draw.
Cut out your circle and then cut slits from the outside to the center circle line.
Curl up the edges a bit. Add a button and a nice border and you have a cute flower.
Sometimes I use green ribbon for this and add a cute little leaf. But, only when I am feeling crafty. Not often.
It kind of looks like holly. Good thing I am not a perfectionist.
You need reversible green paper if possible. Cut 2 strips with squiggly edges. Wrap it around a pencil.
Stick the two squigglies together, and add 2 red buttons. I only have 1 on mine because gosh darnâ€¦I couldnâ€™t find another.
But, you get the idea.
You need a twig or two, clothespin, red button or paper and a sharpie.
Attach the red button to the very bottom of the clothespin. The twigs go on the top for â€œantlersâ€. Use the sharpie to draw in some eyes.
Santa tag.You need red fabric or paper, cotton, paper or cardboard, and a sharpie.
I donâ€™t even have more pictures because it was really that simple.
Cover the cardboard or paper in cotton (shape it like Santa). Add a red Santa hat with a pompom. Add some eyes.
Yep, that easy.
Baby Jesus tag.
You need a tag, twigs, 2 buttons, and a sharpie. I also used moss, glitter, and ribbon for mine. Up to you.
Use the twigs to form the manger. Add a little moss on top if you like. The two buttons are â€œbaby Jesusâ€. I used the sharpie to draw eyes and a smile. Which, is kind of weirdâ€¦but my kids insist. I also add a frame of glitter and a a pretty bow.
There you have itâ€¦some simple, quick, inexpensive gift tags.
Thanks so much Tammy for letting me share with your wonderful readers!
And you all…make sure to come by and say hi!