by Caitlin, Marla and Manda of The Merrythought
Only a couple more weeks until Christmas, which means it’s time to start thinking about wrapping up those presents that are hoarded away in our closets! It’s always tempting to just grab a marker and scribble a name across those just-wrapped packages but these quick and easy gift tags will add the perfect touch to any present.
- Birch plywood or basswood (I found mine at Michael’s)
- Sharp scissors or utility knife
- String or twine
- Wood grain contact paper (optional)
Using your pencil, begin by sketching out the design you want on the back of the wood. Keep in the mind, the simpler your design the easier it will be to cut out later.
With scissors or a sharp utility craft knife, carefully cut along the lines. When selecting your materials, consider that birch plywood is better for smaller or more detailed designs.
At the top of your cut-out shape, drill a small hole. Thread with string or twin, pull through, and tie the ends together. For an extra touch, you can also add wood grain contact paper to your gift tags or try painting them!
[Photos by The Merrythought for The Sweetest Occasion.]
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