Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Christmas gift tags

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!


  1. I love them! Today is Thanksgiving here, but my mom is doing the cooking today - YAY!! I only have to make a couple pies. Other than that, we're getting Christmas out. I go a little nuts at Christmastime!

  2. Love your gift tags, they have turned out so nice! I must look for these washi tapes in Aldi, I love all of their seasonal foodie bits.
    Marianne x

  3. Hi Marion, your gift tags look great, what a good idea. What a surprise to find the tape in Aldi. They do have some nice bits and pieces, I like those stollen bites and the pandoro they had last year was lovely too. Enjoy your Sunday xx

  4. I'm in Aldi most weeks and I've never spotted washi tape before! I must look harder. This is such a brilliant idea and they look great. Using cookie cutters, I'd never have thought of that. x

  5. I love this idea. I too haven't seen washi tape in our Aldi! Cookie cutters is a brilliant idea!!

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