I love taking a bit of time during the holiday season to add a personal touch to gift wrap. Since my older daughter loves to sew I decided to create some festive gift tags that she could embroider alongside me.
These are so simple to create, lots of fun to personalize, and I think they look absolutely adorable once finished!
For this project you’ll need the following supplies and materials:
- Heavyweight cardstock
- Corkboard, Eraser, or Felt Pad
- Sewing Needle
- Embroidery Floss, assorted colors
- Hole Punch
First, you’ll need to print the tags onto heavy cardstock and then cut them apart.
Using either a corkboard or an eraser, begin pin punching the tag in desired locations. Older children with experience pin punching can do this independently. For younger children you may wish to pin punch the holes yourself.
Once the holes are punched, thread a needle with embroidery floss and begin to sew. It’s best not to overthink it here! There really isn’t a ‘wrong’ way of doing these.
Just stitch back and forth, up and down, diagonally across, etc. until you’re satisfied with the result.
My daughter enjoys using a lot of different colors and even decided to add additional stitching around the border of a couple of the tags. It’s fun to see the embellishments she chooses for her gifts!
And of course no gift-wrapping session is completed in our home without a little ‘help’ from Leo. ?
If you happen to follow the popular ‘4-Gift Rule’, I also made these simple ‘Something You Want, Something You Need, Something to Wear, Something to Read’ gift tags to coordinate alongside the embroidered gift tags. I’m using them for my husband’s gifts this year. ??
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If you decide to use these gift tags, I’d love to see! Feel free to tag @freeandunfettered on Instagram. Happy crafting, friends!