If you’re looking for a festive, thoughtful, and useful hostess gift to give for the upcoming holidays, I have a fun idea: a Holiday Gift Tag Kit packaged in a mason jar. Your hostess will love this kit that she can keep handy all season. You can either purchase ready-made gift tags, or you can make your own as I have so she can wow her friends and family with super unique gift tags. You can also include other gift wrapping supplies so she’s completely prepared for this season’s gift wrapping. Plus, I’ve included a new set of printable gift tags in this post.
I’ve included several different gift tags in my kit that I’ll show you how to make, plus some other supplies to make gift wrapping fun: washi tape, bakers twine, and a roll of double sided tape (a Xyron Tape Runner fits great). I might also include a small pair of scissors, a hole punch, and one-sided transparent tape. I’ve included tags made from a printable I created a few years ago. Click to download my Christmas Gift Tags. Then, punch them out with a 2-inch hole punch, and use your Xyron 3-inch Sticker Maker to adhere them to a scallop circle. Use a regular sized hole punch for twine. I also made some stamped tags. I stamped letters on a scrap of canvas, then I sewed it with contrasting thread onto a scrap of burlap. Then I cut a little slit to tie on some twine. I also made adhesive To-From tags. You can make them adhesive in 2 ways: First, you can download the Holiday To-From Tags Printable and print it onto full-sheet adhesive label paper, and then just cut them out in a rectangle. Or, you can save these images and cut them out using your Cricut Explore. A few weeks back, I shared a tutorial on how to use Cricut Explore’s Print Then Cut Feature to cut out your own printables. Just make sure you do NOT click on the middle white part of the images (i.e. they should NOT be transparent/checkerboard in that middle white part) – see top image below. Then resize them to about 2 inches wide on your canvas –see middle image below. They should all fit on one piece of paper – see bottom image below (click to enlarge). Then, print them out on your computer on cardstock or on adhesive paper, and cut them out in your Cricut Explore – see top image left, below. If you don’t have adhesive paper, you can neatly feed them through a 3-inch Xyron Sticker Maker – see two images on the top right, below. Pull them all through the sticker maker – see bottom left image, below. Trim them to fit into the mason jar – see bottom right image below. I also made two gift card holders using double-sided scrapbook paper. See my Toilet Paper Snowflake Gift Card Holder to see how I made them, minus the snowflake part because it won’t fit in the jar. The adhesive labels could be used to close the envelope plus provide a place to write to/from. The gift card holders are 10 inches, so that left 2 inches to make two more tags. I just adhered a plain scrap of cardstock on it and added some twine. Carefully place everything into a large, wide-mouth jar. I’m using the kind with a flip-top lid. Finish it off with some twine and a “Tags” tag. If that was a little too much DIY-ing for you, you could definitely use all or part store-bought gift tags. I’m sure the convenience of having everything together will be much appreciated by the recipient!
On November 1, head on over to The Country Chic Cottage for a huge round-up of Mason Jar Gift Ideas, including this one!