Christmas Gift tags

My family has a long history of crazy Christmas Gift Tags.  And when I say crazy, I mean sometimes the gift tag is read aloud and no one has a clue who the gift is for.  We spend hours thinking up code names for each other.  I thought this year in addition to all the fun names, the gift tags and embellishments should be exciting, too!

Christmas Gifts Wrapped, Delineateyourdwelling.com

This year, I’ve decided to use a more neutral gift wrapping paper.  I love that these four papers are so simple but very graphic in nature.
a. newspaper
b. black and brown polka dots
c. brown and white polka dots
d. black and brown moroccan print
I wanted the gift tags to stay simple and the embellishments to really pop.
For the embellishments, I pulled out my gold paperclips (so excited to finally be able to use them) and glued miscellaneous red buttons to the tops.  I also spray painted miniature evergreen trees and clothes pins in green, yellow, blue and gold.  Colorful ribbons and scrapbook paper also came into play.
For the tags, I cut a few pages from an old book and then painted them with chalkboard paint.  It took a few coats with a little bit of dry time in between.
I couldn’t help but chuckle to myself as I wrote out the gift tags.  This year’s batch will be epic.
After wrapping each gift and then making all the tags, I decided on which ribbons and embellishments to use.  This is where it really started to get fun.

After getting these completed, I decided I might have to keep a few gifts sitting out on my countertop year round… they are just too beautiful.

What are you favorite Christmas traditions?  Can your tradition beat ‘Big Rigg’ on a gift tag?
I shared this post in a Handmade Holiday series hosted by Persia Lou.  

26 thoughts on “Christmas Gift tags

  1. I love these — they are so creative! The paperclip with the button and the clothespins are awesome! I’m done wrapping for this year, but I am pinning this idea for next year! Visiting from the PINcentive blog hop!

  2. They are the cutest freaking xmas trees Iv ever seen! How adorable!! I love that your family challenge each other in the gift wrapping stakes, Christmas should be all about fun after all 🙂

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