On the first day of Christmas crafting, we're going to make our own Christmas Tree Gift Tags. This is a fun craft to do with your kiddos, but it also turns out very pretty.
Ribbon for the Hangers
STEP 1. Cut your cardstock down to the size you want your tags. Don't make them too small, because you'll want your child's hand to fit. I cut the large 12"x12" cardstock into 6 pieces.
STEP 2. Have your child make a few green handprints on each card. You want the finger parts to look like branches, so keep the top of the hand in place. (This concept was lost on my kid.) Let dry.
STEP 3. Cut small bronze stars out of the cardstock and glue onto the top of your tree (where the heel of the hand is).
STEP 4. Have your child add a thumbprint tree trunk and fingerpaint a few gold ornaments.
STEP 5. Once it's all dry, punch a hole in the top, add your ribbon and write a message. I wrote "Merry Christmas, 2011" on the front, and used the back of the tag for the To/From.
The gift tag is a fun way to personalize a package and makes an adorable ornament later. This was a fun, easy craft that I make with my 4-year-old while the twins napped. You could also change the colors to match your gift wrap or colors. I hope you try it out!
Check back tomorrow for a Burlap Ruffle Wreath Tutorial.