Friday, November 16, 2012

Tag, You're It!

Now that it's the middle of November, you must be thinking about Christmas right? Right? Okay, so maybe not. Either way, be prepared for some Christmas related posts! It's coming up quick and I've been working on some DIY crafts in order to prepare. I also wanted to get them done ahead of time so that if you want to try something yourself, you have time. And another reason why I have all of a sudden become so Christmas-y is because my dear friend Lee asked for some posts on the subject. These are for you Lee.

Now onto my first Christmas DIY craft! I found this idea on Pinterest and once again tweaked it to suit me. Can you tell that I get most of my ideas from Pinterest? It's because I'm really not all that creative. Oh well. I can copy stuff just fine and still be pleased with the results. Back to the craft, I decided to make homemade tags to go on all my homemade gifts. So first, I assembled all the supplies needed.

Although there were more supplies than that. I just didn't get a picture of them. I think that if I included everything I used, the list would look more like this:
  • Green paint chips
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pen
  • Buttons
  • Glue gun
Oh and you can't forget this important supply!

I needed a little snack to go with all that hard work!
So overall this craft is pretty easy. It was a little time consuming but that depends on how fast you are and how many tags you are trying to make. Plus, I made some of my own tree toppers and that took longer. Here is the basic run down on what I did. First, I chose my paint chip. Then I flipped it over and using the ruler I made straight lines. That way, it would be a perfect triangle and not some weirdly shaped wannabe triangle.

Then I cut along the lines to make my tree. Using some of the scrap paper, I made little tree stumps and a couple stars. I alternated between using buttons and stars as the tree toppers. I also cut small lengths of ribbon to use when hanging the tag on the gift. All this will make a bit more sense once you see the finished product.

Using the glue gun, I glued all the pieces together...

To make a simply fabulous end result!

O Christmas Tree!

Absolutely adorable
They turned out so cute and I'm really really happy with them. As another bonus, these were completely free since I used all supplies that I had on hand.


  1. O. M. G. I pray and pray those potato chips are available somewhere near me - they look DELISH!! Also - adorable trees, I'm so stealing the idea!

  2. Kate, they are amazing! I basically ate the entire bag by myself in not too many days. Dan doesn't like them so more for me!

  3. Those are fantastic! I love them! Great job with the Christmas Challenge, my friend!

    (And I secretly crave those chips, they sound so good.)