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DIY 3-D Tree Tag

DIY 3D Tree Tag DIY 3 D Tree Tag
Get into the gift-wrapping spirit this season with some fun tags that will take your presents up a notch and fill your giftees with glee. These little square tags, while cute enough on their own, are even better with a little 3-D tree detail. Choose a double or single layer of trees for different looks and decorate with glitter, seed beads or leave the trees as is. Either way they’ll look fabulous on your packages and parcels.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 10 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Square tags
Green cardstock
Bone folder
Scissors
Craft glue

Things to do:
1. Cut a square of green cardstock out that is 1/3 smaller than the tag. Using the square, cut out an equilateral triangle. You’ll want two identical triangles for a double layer tag.
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2. Run the edge of the bone folder down the center of the triangle to crease and fold it in half.
3. For a single layer tag, glue the folded edge onto the center of the tag. For a double layer, glue the folded edge onto the second triangle and, once dry, glue both onto the tag. Add ribbon or string to tie.
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Fancy Tags with Washi and Stamps

Fancy Tags Fancy Tags with Washi and Stamps
I’m something of a tag-a-holic when it comes to the holidays. I really prefer a good tag over ribbon (although I usually choose both!) so I like to have a whole stash ready for the gift giving season. This fancy tag is perfect for smaller gifts where there might not be room for tags and ribbon, and with a little bit of decoration, you’d never notice that the ribbon was missing!

Difficulty level: easy
Time required: 5 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Tags with two holes
Hemp twine
Washi Tape and/or Stamps and Stamp pad
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Decorate your tags. If using washi tape, either wrap all the way around or trim at the edges for the most polished look. With stamps, center the stamp on the tag.
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2. Cut two pieces of twine long enough to more than wrap around your package.
3. Fold one piece in half and thread the ends through one hole, and then through the loop created from the fold. Pull the two ends tight to form a knot. Repeat with the other hole.
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4. Place the tag on the top of the box and tie the two sets of twine together at the back. Trim away excess twine.
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DIY Gold Letter Pumpkin Placecards

Gold Letter Pumpkin Placecards DIY Gold Letter Pumpkin Placecards
The big fall dinners are fast approaching, which means it’s time to start thinking about how you want your table to look for the event. Why not tie in the favorite vegetable of the season in your table decor with these fun placecards! The gold letters add a touch of whimsy and glamor and guide people to their seat but you could also paint the letters to match a different color scheme.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 10 minutes plus dry time

Things you’ll need:
Miniature pumpkins
Narrow yellow ribbon
Wood letters – pick out the first letter of each guests name
Gold Spray Paint
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. In a well ventilated work are, lay your wooden letters out on a covered surface and spray with gold paint. You’ll want to paint two coats, allowing each to dry before adding the second.
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2. Once the letters are dry, flip them over so the unpainted side is up.
3. Plug in your hot glue gun and cut a 10 inch piece of ribbon for each letter.
4. Fold a piece of ribbon in half and, using a dollop of glue, attach it to the upper corner of the letter on the back side.
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5. Once the glue has dried, gently lift the stem away from a pumpkin. Tie the ribbon around the pin that holds the stem in and tie into a knot. Push the stem back in.
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6. Tie the tails into a bow and trim the ends. Repeat with remaining pumpkins.
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Snowman Mason Jar

Snowman Mason  Jar Snowman Mason Jar
Every year, around this time, I get down to business making candies and cookies for my friends and neighbors. While I used to send over the sweets on plates, in recent years I’ve made the switch to the easy, everpresent mason jar. Perfect for giving all sorts of foodie (and non foodie) gifts, it’s reusable, durable and down right handy. So I love using jars in my gift giving. And here’s a great way to spruce up a plain old jar for your holiday yummies.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: Less than 5 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Mason Jar
3 black buttons
Piece of fleece at least 20 inches long and 3 inches wide
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Glue the buttons down one of the flat sides of the jar. You’ll want flat backed buttons rather than shank buttons for this.
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2. Fill the jar with goodies and screw on the lid.
3. Depending on the size of your jar, you’ll want to cut the scarf so that it wraps nicely twice around the neck of the jar with enough left over for the tails. Cut the fleece to length and trim the end into a fringe.
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4. Tie the scarf around the neck of the jar, ready for gifting.

DIY Gold Dipped Pumpkin Placecards

Gold Dipped Pumpkin Placecards DIY Gold Dipped Pumpkin Placecards
These beautiful, color dipped pumpkin place cards add that touch of golden elegance to your fall place settings and harmonize with the colors of the season. Perfect for fall dinners both causal and elegant, these placecards can be used year after year, making them an excellent investment in your decorating arsenal.

Time required: 20 minutes plus dry time
Difficulty level: Moderate

Things you’ll need:
Miniature gourds
Masking tape
Gold spray paint
Craft knife
Cardstock tags
Pen

Things to do:
1. Using your masking tape, mask off either the top of bottom half of each gourd, making sure you smooth them down well in the crevices and that you maintain a straight line all the way around.
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2. Mask off the rest of the gourd on the side you don’t want painted.
3. In a well-ventilated work area and on a covered surface. Lightly spray the exposed areas of the gourds with two coats of paint, allowing each to dry before adding the next.
4. Peel off the tape.
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5. Using your craft knife cut a slit for the tag, either in the body of the gourd or by splitting the stem in half.
6. Write your names on the cards and insert into the slit.
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Double Ended Punch Gift Tag

Double Ended Punch Gift Tag Double Ended Punch Gift Tag
These tags are a beautiful finish to any gift and add a touch of whimsy to the style of the wrapping. Use colorful wrapping paper to peek through the tag or add a little washi tape under the tag to spice up plain, simple paper for a special pop of charm. Using ribbon or twine that matches the washi tape takes the style one step further to make a truly special gift.

Time required: 5 minutes
Difficulty level: easy

Things you’ll need:
Snowflake punch
Washi tape
Double ended tags
Bakers twine or ribbon
Wrapped package

Things to do:
1. Punch your design in the very center of the tag.
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2. Using the string tie it directly on to the package so that the wrapping paper shows through the punch.
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3. Smooth a few lengths of washi tape onto the wrapping paper directly under the punched designed.
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DIY Pumpkin Placecards

DIY Pumpkin Placecards DIY Pumpkin Placecards
Sometimes the simplest things are truly the best things. These pumpkin placecards certainly fit into this category. Elegant in their simplicity, these lovelies are perfect for your fall dinners, both casual or fancy, and can be whipped up in a flash! What could be better?

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: less than 5 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Miniature pumpkins and gourds
Cardstock tags
Narrow yellow ribbon
Pen
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Write the names of your guests onto the tags.
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2. Cut a 8 inch piece of ribbon for each tag and thread one piece through each hole by doubling the ribbon and pulling the tails through the loop.
3. Tie the ribbon to the stem of the pumpkin and finish with a bow. Trim the ends to be even at an angle to prevent fraying.
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DIY Custom Gift Bags

DIY Custom Gift Bags DIY Custom Gift Bags
Jazz up a plain gift bag with this fun DIY. You’re sure to love giving presents in this pretty wrapping, adding an extra handmade touch to your gift.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 10 Minutes
Age range: 10 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Two same-size gift bags in different colors
Washi tape
Hole punch
Scalloped scissor
Glue stick
Jute twine
Stickers

Things to do:
1. Cut a 1 1/2 inch band out of one of the bags using scalloped scissors.
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2. Run a piece of washi tape along the middle of the band.
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3. Slip the decorated band over the top of the other bag and secure with glue.
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4. Repeat steps 1-3, creating another decorative band.
5. Punch two holes in the top and middle of the bag.
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6. Lace a piece of string through the holes.
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7. Attach two stickers on the ends of the strings, creating festive ties.
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DIY Thanksgiving Pilgrim Boat Placecards

Pilgrim Boat Placecards DIY Thanksgiving Pilgrim Boat Placecards
It’s Thanksgiving time friends! Time to set the table, cook the turkey and, of course, make some cute Turkey Day placecards! These little pilgrim boats are so much fun for the kids to make and a great way to keep them busy while you are busy stuffing the bird! Make sure you use low temp glue to protect little fingers and put an older, responsible child or a spare adult in charge of the glue gun.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 15 minutes per boat

Things you’ll need:
Dark brown craft foam
Light brown or white craft foam
Marker
Template
Scissors
Dowel rods
Glue

Things to do:
1. Using the template, cut out the boat base from the dark brown foam. One for each place card.
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2. Fold the boat piece in half and glue along the side edges, pressing the edges together to form a three-dimensional boat.
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3. Cut out one square per boat to make sails. Write the name of each guest on a sail.
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4. Run the skewer through the sail at top and bottom.
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5. Squirt a pool of glue into the bottom of the boat and stick the end of the skewer into it, set it somewhere to dry so that the sail is upright while the glue dries.
6. Once the glue is dry, trim the skewer near the top of the sail.

Baker’s Twine Snowflake Gift Tags

Snowflake Gift Tags Bakers Twine Snowflake Gift Tags
These quick and fun tags are a great activity to fill a cold afternoon for the little ones. How many spokes on the snowflake depends, entirely, on how many slits you cut around the tag and it’s always fun to see what shapes the kids will make and your giftees will love these fun little tags. Instead of baker’s twine, try colorful embroidery thread or yarn for a different look!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: Less that five minutes per tag

Thing you’ll need:
Round tags
Scissors
String, baker’s twine, yarn or embroidery thread

Things to do:
1. Cut small slits at even intervals around the tag, as many as you like.
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2. Slip one end of the string into one of the slits so that the tail is on the back side of the tag.
3. Wrap the string around the tag into the slits to create a pattern.
4. Slip the string in through one more slit to the back side and trim the end.
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5. Add a loop of string through the hole and tie off for attaching to the gift.

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