Christmas can get expensive! Can I get an amen? While I don’t mind spending money on quality, timeless Christmas decor, I also love to get creative and come up with fun ways to decorate my house without breaking the bank. Balance right? That’s how I came up with the idea to decorate with gift tags! They are little blank canvases ready to be put to use!
I like to switch up my decor year to year. Last year I was very into the dried oranges, they were so fun to make and beautiful in their simplicity. This year I wanted to try something new. I’m loving the natural looking decor, like this little Christmas Village shelf I made. Sticking with that theme, I found 6 ways to decorate with gift tags.
Decorating with Gift Tags:
First off, you’ll need the tags.
Once you have those you’re ready to go!
Idea 1 – Onaments
Ornaments for a tree can get so expensive. Especially if you’re trying to go with certain look and need to purchase several of the same kind. It adds up fast. Using gift tags as ornaments allows you to pick your color, theme, and make them all beautiful.
I love finding different fonts on Pinterest, and then copying them onto my crafts. For these ornaments, I loved the Ray Dunn look. The bows I found at the dollar store years ago and were still in their bag, never used. This was the perfect way to utilize them.
Idea 2 – Wreath accent
Again, I found a font I liked on Pinterest, wrote it out and then threaded the tag and wooden beads through jute string, and hung. If you don’t have wood beads look around for something else that may work, or just braid the jute string and hang the tag at the end! This is all about getting super creative!
Idea 3 – Garland filler
This was maybe my favorite use for them! I had on hand some extra chunky goal glitter from making my star tree topper, and some gold gems from a different craft. I covered the tags in glitter and hot glued on a few gems, and tied them throughout the garland on my staircase. The gold sparkle of the twinkle lights bouncing off the glitter is simply the best.
Idea 4 – Cut and hang
For these tags, which I hung from our kitchen chandelier I decorate each year, I cut them into fun shaped designs.
I added remote controlled twinkle lights to the chandelier as well and gosh it sparkles at night!
Idea 5 – Stocking PERSONALIZATION
We use to have our names printed on our stocking, but after a few years I wanted a cleaner, more simplistic look. However, the kids always got confused who’s stocking was who’s. Taking tags and writing out everyones names looks so chic.
Idea 6 – Use them as gift tags, but make them cute!
And lastly, use them as gift tags for gifts, but make them fun and original. These cute little deer and snow men were so easy to whip together, and the kids got such giggles from seeing them on top of they presents!
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Happy crafting friends!