One evening last week I spent an enjoyable hour making
Christmas gift tags. With a cup of tea and my favourite salt and
caramel fudge to nibble on, I traced various shapes on cardboard
using Christmas cookie cutters, covered them with paper tapes
and then cut them out.
I used a darning needle to make a hole at the top of every shape
that's been cut out, threaded some string and they were done!
They were really simple and easy to make and I'm hoping that they'll
add a nice touch to our festive gift wrapping. I'm also pleased with
the tapes I've used. The green one was from The Works while the rest
were bought from Aldi. Yes, Aldi. I didn't expect to find them there
but they actually have some really good Christmassy things and
food stuff (their stollen bites are very nice) and they're worth
checking out. These paper/washi tapes come in sets of three with two metallic markers for £1.99 and each roll of paper tape is 5 metres long.
I think they're not only good, they're pretty good value too.
So my festive preparations have begun but I'm not planning
to make as many presents and decorations this Christmas as I did
last year. This time I want to take it easy and just enjoy the days
in the run up to Christmas instead of feeling a bit stressed and
getting too busy finishing projects. That's my plan anyway.
Have you started your Christmas prepaprations? If you have
I hope it's all going well. Have a good week!