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Holiday DIY Made Simple. pt 1


Create handmade gift tags and garland using very few materials and taking very little time.

Create handmade gift tags and garland using very few materials and taking very little time.

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  • 1. DIY Holiday Made Simple Part 1
  • 2. Holiday Gift Tags and Garland
  • 3. Create a simple gift tag and garland You will need some gift wrap paper, stickers, blank gift tags. All of these items were from The Paper Source (www.paper-source.com). It is easiest to start off with a basic color or theme. This holiday I am loving the chalkboard lettering trend and chose neutral colors with a pop of red.
  • 4. Pick a theme or color to start with. I like working with at least three complementary colors These items from Paper Source www.papersource.com
  • 5. Additional Supplies Needed • Scissor, glue, pencil, single hole punch, raffia or string, ribbon
  • 6. STEP 1 Trace out shape on to back of paper. HINT: use a pencil as some papers are thin and pen could show through
  • 7. STEP 2 Adhere paper to gift tag blank. HINT: Trace your tags in different directions if your template is a blank. This creates more interest if you decide to use a string of tags as garland.
  • 8. STEP 3 Using a single hole punch, punch hole on to your tag . HINT: Do not punch hole close to the top. If you do and start feeding ribbon through you could rip the hole.
  • 9. STEP 4 Embellish with stickers, raffia as desired. This is a very simple example but you are only limited by your imagination. HINT: Try adding glitter or beads to the tag and give it that extra holiday sparkle. Your gift tag is now complete. HINT: I love using one paper to wrap the gift and a different paper for the tag. Using these basic steps you can now create a holiday garland
  • 10. GARLAND Repeat the previous steps 1 – 4 for as many tags you want in your garland. HINT: If your template has a distinctive shape, trace the patterns in two different ways to create more interest in your garland. For a shape like a round ornament you don’t need to worry about that.
  • 11. When you finished embellishing your shapes and have punched a hole at the top, begin stringing the pieces together. HINT: Leave a tail at the beginning and end of your string to hang. As you thread the raffia or ribbon through each shape, tie a knot on each ornament so they maintain their space on the entire string.
  • 12. When you have reached the length you desire you are ready to hang your homemade garland.
  • 13. You can use this concept for other ideas beside Holiday. Think about: • Using a shape of a baby bottle, do a garland for a baby shower • Take your child’s favorite animal and create a fun garland for their birthday party or room décor. • Create round or square shapes and create a letter on his shape for a child’s room. • You can really take this idea and run with it. It takes no time at all.
  • 14. With just a couple simple supplies, you can create one-of-a-kind cards for your friends and family. The only limit is your imagination! For more ideas and hints on bringing creativity into your daily life visit my blog, “The Everyday Muse” @ www.pattistudioblog.blogspot.com. FOLLOW ME! WWW.PINTEREST.COM/PHSTUDIO WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/PATTISTUDIO WWW.TWITTER.COM/PATTISTUDIO