Print | Holiday Gift Tags |

Thursday, December 12, 2013




It's that time of year where I am like a busy little elf in my very own Christmas workshop. Honestly I think it is what I love most about the season - all the intention that we put into the things we do.  For many years I would make gifts, always having a spark of crafty in me, so whatever "hobby" I was into that's one of the gifts people would surely get. If I was knitting you'd get a scarf or dishclothes. Sewing, maybe a little bag or eye pillow. Soap, well you'd get something that resembled soap. I think I have made just about everything you can get to make at your local craft store. But now that I "make" for a living I don't make handmade gifts as often anymore. The irony - now that people might actually want what I make I don't do it. But I still like to make things feel special and handcrafted, and one of my favorite ways to do this is through packaging and making my own gift tags. These are this years gift tags and I thought I would pass them along to you in case you might need some in a pinch - I always seem to run out at the eleventh hour! Do you make anything special durning the holidays?

Download the free printables here.

27 comments:

  1. Oh FREE PRINTABLES. I am so PLEASED to see that little tiny sentence. I just love these so much. I was in the same boat as you. Mostly knitting. Frantically calculating how long I had to get those damn mittens finished. Now I mostly just cook for neighbors and add a photo as the tag. And a photo calendar for family. My parents are getting the catalog of the show my work was featured in in book form this year, but I worry about overloading with too many photos. So I shop. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. i shop too. which i also enjoy. especially now that i have a business making things it feels really good to support other small businesses at this time of year. of course i do the big stores too. i just do it all. i might go a little overboard but it makes me happy so it's all good. xo

      Delete
  2. These are so lovely, Christine! I will download a few for sure. Thank you for the kind thought. I sometimes make my own hand-made Christmas cards. And I love to give home-made goodies, like a jar of jam or gingerbread beautifully wrapped. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thank you so much ada! every summer i say i am going to make jam and have it ready for christmas gifts, but i still haven't done it! maybe next summer. xx

      Delete
  3. These are beautiful Christine, thank you! I was just thinking I needed some really cool little gift tags, especially since I bought these very special hand drawn cards for sending out this year and wanted to find something equally as pretty.
    p.s. I know what you mean about the handmade thing--I couldn't look at a DIY for years because my old handbag line was handmade and the thought of doing anything with my hands was exhausting, lol.

    Hope you're having a wonderful week!

    xo Mary Jo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks MJ! i still don't have my cards, i need to get on that this weekend. i do love DIY's but, yes, i get really burnt out - mostly just getting stuff out and putting it away. i think it's one reason i like christmas it sorts of sparks that whole 'why i started handcrafting' in the first place feeling. and i do make so many "gifts" during the holidays, just for people i don't know ;) it still feels special though, it still has that feeling. but at the end of the day for my family and friends i am happy to buy from others! xo

      Delete
  4. These are darling! It was only last year that I started using gift tags at all, the cheap peel-off ones you slap on the top of the box. Those kind. My dad one year bought those tan paper tags and applied them to the packages with giant gold emblem stickers. It was really creative. This is up there, too! I'm always so impressed with what you come up with, twinsy. xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. i have always been really into wrapping gifts. i used to be the official "ribbon maker" when i was a kid. i loved that sound of pulling the scissors down the ribbon.

      ooo, i like your dads idea. i bought some of those tags but i can't find them, maybe next year. xo

      Delete
  5. These are super cute and I'd like to be a tiny mouse peeping into your Christmas workshop - I'm sure you've got some wonderful presents that you're wrapping up

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. gah, my workshop is a mess right now. i keep cleaning it and it keeps recreating itself over and over. i need to finish wrapping asap, i am working with borrowed time around here. any minute my children are going to find the booty, or i will forget where i put it - i can't tell you how often i have done that. xo

      Delete
  6. so cute! I think since I paint for a living- I try and DIY for gifts or put something together a little different then the average gift more often. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Whoop whoop! I altogether dear your gift! the primary time somebody asked ME wherever i purchase the headscarf become an extended, difficult answer as i attempted to clarify the entire issue.
    wedding gifts

    ReplyDelete
  8. what amazing gifts these would make!! Thanks so much to create recommendations to, you're so creative! I'll be trying this out at some aspect :-)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thank you for those lovely free printables! They are so cute :o)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Actresses and actors prefer to buy twitter followers as a way to obtain status in a short span. buy twitter follow

    ReplyDelete
  11. Fantastic, I'm enjoyed read this post, Every time search this type of post. Really I enjoyed. This article is really very interesting and effective. I think its must be helpful for us. Thanks for sharing your informative. Buy Twitter Followers

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thanks for your marvelous posting! I quite enjoyed reading it, you happen to be a great author. I will remember to bookmark your blog and will eventually come back very soon. Go to best social plan for get more related topic. Have a nice evening!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Really good job.. Truly inspiring post as well as very much informative. it always very nice to following your posts. your posts are always very impressive & always very helpful for me. as following your previous comments i hope that you will be interested about the link bellow.. and it's also very informative for others also..thank you
    buy facebook likes

    ReplyDelete

Comments are awesome and so are you. So, please, share what you have to say!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

The Plumed Nest All rights reserved © Blog Milk - Powered by Blogger