I love to make and give gifts...however that doesn't mean I need to break the bank or my back trying to come up with elaborate gifts or packaging. Every year during the holiday season, I set up a table in my basement that has gift wrap, tags, tape, markers and everything else needed for a gift wrap station. So today I thought I would share some ideas of how you could get an early start on the holiday season.
By preparing some simple gift tags in advance, you can easily build a little stash every so often. Then when it's time to wrap gifts, you'll be all ready to go. Here are some examples of what I might use my tags for:
Below, I have some Kraft paper sacks. I could easily put in a few homemade candies and cookies, or perhaps a jar of homemade jelly that I made this summer. All I have to do is attach my tag to the front and tie a simple ribbon to the top of the sack.
Or I could use my tag to embellish the fronts of an envelopes. These could contain my holiday cards, a thank you note or even gift cards. Nothing fancies up a gift card like a little cute packaging. Again.....keep it stylish, keep it simple.
My last idea is to wrap up a few fat quarters of fabric for that *oh sew special* friend. The fabric is so pretty, the simple tag and ribbon is all that is needed to make a nice gift.
So with a little advance planning, you can start to get a little bit ahead of the holiday rush. My goal is to enjoy the season....not be so stressed......make time for games and fun and quilting...and family......and embrace the true meaning of Christmas this year. Once you have a few tags and wrappings gathered, store them in a cute container...like my old bread tin. Then when Christmas time comes, you'll be all ready to bring out the rest of your gift wrapping supplies. You'll be prepared, you'll be relaxed and you'll be thankful that you took the time to do a little pre-planning. Have fun......and Happy Holidays!! (did I just say that?)
Some of the other JustRite ladies created some goodies using the Holiday Demi Phrases set...you can check them out here: