Bejewelled Christmas Gift Tags ~ I know you can easily buy Christmas gift tags but it’s a lot of fun to make your own! These bejewelled versions are quite inexpensive and super easy to make. They also become a really pretty embellishment on the wrapped gift.
I have to admit I never buy bows because I love working with all kinds of ribbon in creative ways including making my own bows as in How To Make A Big Bow Photo Tutorial or add my own embellishments to the present.
If you know me you will also know that I am always thinking about how something is going to be stored before I purchase it and I find gift bows a bit of a challenge to store without them taking up a lot of room and not getting squished in the process. I also hate to just throw them out after just using them once because it just contributes to filling up the landfill sites. Here’s a post I wrote How To Organize And Store Narrow Craft Ribbon if you are looking for storage ideas.
I think these bejewelled Christmas tags are so pretty on their own that they can act as the embellishment along with some ribbon!
Creating the different combinations of different coloured ribbon and rhinestones is the fun part. I made some of the gift tags with two layers of ribbon and others with three layers creating even more possibilities to make each Christmas gift tag unique.
I haven’t provided a step-by-step photo tutorial simply because they really are simple to make but here are materials you will need and the easy to follow instructions.
Materials For Bejewelled Christmas Gift Tags
- blank white index cards or white cardstock quality paper
- gift wrap ribbon
- double sided transparent tape
- adhesive glue dots (typically used in scrapbooking)
- fine point marking pen
Instructions For Bejewelled Christmas Gift Tags
(The instructions here are for three layers of ribbon.)
- If using blank white index cards fold in half. If using white cardstock cut paper to 5” x 3” (13 cm x 8 cm) and fold in half.
- Place a piece of double sided transparent tape in the middle of the front and another piece in the middle of the back of the folded paper. Wrap the first layer of ribbon around the front and back over top of the tape.
- Cut a 5” (13 cm) length and a 3” (8 cm) length of ribbon. Form both lengths into a loop and flatten. Place the smaller loop on top of the larger loop and attach to the ribbon already on the card with a staple in the middle.
- Attach the rhinestone with an adhesive glue dot.
- Use a fine point marking pen to write your Christmas greeting on the front and the ‘To & From’ inside.
Here are some beauty shots to inspire you…
Traditional Christmas red and greens using solid and patterned ribbon…
Burgundy and gold using solid and patterned ribbon…
Pretty pinks, blues and greens that could also be used for birthday gifts…
… and a couple of more beauty shots because I had a lot of fun taking and editing the photographs!
This is a project that’s fun to do while watching television. I don’t watch a lot of television and when I do I always like to be busy doing something. I spread all of the materials on the carpet in front of the television and sit and craft. This was the perfect project to make while watching some favourite Christmas movies. There are so many good ones! Our family has three favourites that we look forward to watching every year at Christmas including ‘The Family Stone’, ‘Love Actually’ and both the animated and Jim Carrey version of How The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Do you have some favourite Christmas movies? I would love to hear what they are.
Lastly, a pinnabble image for future reference or just in case you want to share it!
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