Christmas Gift Wrapping – DIY Wood Gift Tags |

Christmas Gift Wrapping – DIY Wood Gift Tags |

>>Hey all, thanks for stopping by Bitterroot DIY!

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>This year I joined 13 other bloggers in a Christmas gift wrapping blog hop! If you’re stopping by from the hop, welcome and don’t forget to visit the other bloggers linked below!

>I like to focus on building here at Bitterroot DIY, so I decided to make some super simple DIY wood gift tags.

>They’re a fun Christmas craft and add a little personal touch to your gifts!

Tools & Supplies

Lumber

>*I found Aspen boards at Menards, but Home Depot also carries nice smaller boards. Or you could use craft wood (balsa or basswood) … whatever you have available should work just fine!

Cuts

Step 1.

>Cut your 1 x 3 to length according to the cut list.

>Measure and mark ½” in from each of the top corners.

>To make the top corner cuts, I made a sort of jig for my miter saw. You can follow my method, or simply saw the corners off by hand.

>To use a miter saw: Place an upright spare board along the fence of the saw and clamp in place. Set the saw to a 45 miter and cut through the spare board.

>Since the gift tag is so small, it’s difficult to see exactly where the saw will cut. The spare board eliminates that issue and also provides a nice bumper to rest the gift tag against.

>Position the gift tag so that the guide cut aligns with top corner marks you made earlier.

Christmas Gift Wrapping - DIY Wood Gift Tags

>Make the first cut, flip the gift tag over, and repeat for the other side.

Christmas Gift Wrapping - DIY Wood Gift Tags

Step 2.

>Drill a small hole through the top of the gift tag. We’ll use that to thread the twine at the end.

Step 3.

>Sand and finish as desired. I used Minwax Jacobean stain to provide some contrast against the canvas tag and kraft paper.

Christmas Gift Wrapping - DIY Wood Gift Tags

>If you choose to stain or paint your gift tag, make sure to let it dry thoroughly before moving on to the next step.

Step 4.

>Print your gift tag labels and adhere to the wood tag.

Christmas Gift Wrapping - DIY Wood Gift Tags

>I printed the labels onto some >sticky-back canvas>. >The canvas gives the tag a natural look and is easy to simply cut out and stick on!

>I found these images on The Graphics Fairy and resized and organized them to fit the gift tags.

>Download the template below!

Step 5.

>Thread a small piece of twine through the top of the gift tag and tie off at the end. 

Christmas Gift Wrapping - DIY Wood Gift Tags

There you have it for your new gift tags!

Now it’s on to wrapping!

Step 6. Wrapping

>Start with some kraft paper.

>This stuff> is seriously The. Best.

>Use it for shipping packages, stuffing packages, book covers (high school throwback) …

>… or wrap a gift and top it with some ribbon that fits the occasion!

>It’s perfect year round!

Christmas Gift Wrapping - DIY Wood Gift Tags

>Finish things off with a touch of >natural raffia and >Christmas sprays> and there you have it!

>Fun gift wrapping with a sweet personal touch!

Christmas Gift Wrapping - DIY Wood Gift Tags

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>>I’ll send you an email with the password and link and you’ll have free reign from there!  

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>Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll get back to you as s>oon as possible!

 

 

 

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