Sarah Hatheway
December 22, 2014 12:14 pm

Christmas is this week! Hopefully all of our Gigglers who celebrate this holiday have checked off their lists, and are now relaxing amidst the piles of thoughtful and/or crafty gifts they have carefully selected for their loved ones. Wrapping them, though? That’s a whole different story. For all of you wrapping procrastinators out there (including this guilty author), here’s a simple little DIY to put the perfect finishing touch on your gifts. These hand-stitched tags add a touch of whimsy to your presents—and they’re quick to make, too. Throw on a festive record, grab your supplies, and you might even be done by the time you get to side B!

Materials:

  • Felt in three colors
  • Embroidery floss in three colors
  • Embroidery needle
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Piece of paper
  • Ballpoint pen

Craft away:

  • Draw a rectangle onto the paper measuring 3-inches long and 1 1/2-inches wide. Round off the corners, and add a small semi-circle to one of the short ends. Cut the shape out to make your template.
  • Trace the template onto each piece of felt three times. Cut out all of the shapes.
  • Thread the needle with one color of embroidery floss. Stitch around the edges of three of the tags of a contrasting color.
  • Repeat the above steps with the other two colors of tags, using embroidery floss of contrasting colors.

  • Using the same color of embroidery floss as the border, stitch “TO:” and a small heart followed by a colon on each tag.

  • Pass the needle through the semi-circle on the end of each tag, and measure out the embroidery floss to approximately 2 inches on each side. Cut the floss and knot it to make small loops.

  • Write whom you are giving your gifts to on the tags, slip them on your gifts, and give with love!

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