Mini Chalkboard Gift Tags

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Hi guys – I’m back again from Shrimp Salad Circus for the second day in a row of cute gift embellishing projects! Today’s project takes a plain little chalkboard and turns it into an adorable gift tag that your recipient will love to reuse. In fact, they can turn it into a great little Christmas ornament for next year. Combine this with yesterday’s gold tassel, and you’ve got a great finished present! Supplies for mini chalkboard gift tags: Mini Chalkboards {Read More}

Metallic Gift Tag Tassels

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Happy Monday, crafters! Lindsay here again from Shrimp Salad Circus, and today I want to share another quick, easy way to add a little bit of sparkle and flair to your holiday gifts. I’m going to show you how to make a metallic gift tag tassel, but don’t limit yourself to the idea only as I show it here. You could do this with all sorts of ribbon, or you could try different combinations of ribbon and tape. Come back {Read More}

How To Emboss Easy Personalized Gift Tags

Embossed gift tag

I love handmade gift-wrapping touches for the holidays. I think the most memorable moments from the holidays are the ones that somebody spent time and creativity on, so I try to add a little embellishment to all my presents. Today I’m going to show you how to emboss and make some quick and easy personalized gift tags to add the perfect finishing touch for the holidays. Supplies needed to make your own embossed gift tags: Corner Rounder Punch Embossing Powder {Read More}

Mix and Match Christmas Gift Bags and Tags

Mix and match Christmas gift bags by Jen Goode

You and your kids can make some fantastic custom gift bags with coordinating gift tags just by mixing and matching a few supplies. The trick is to use coordinating papers and embellishments and then combine them in different ways to create a variety of looks. For this project I used flowers even though the bags and tags are for Christmas. I love the look of the paper flowers and when combined with the holiday colored buttons, they almost look like {Read More}

Give Your Gift Wrap a Special Touch


Keeping with the same vein of making gifts extra special, here are a few simple ways to decorate your gifts. First up: Think special with simple tags.  There are tons of different tags out there (see here) and you can also make your own out of cardstock, sprucing them up is easy!  I used a Martha Stewart leaf punch and punched out several leaves in sparkly Core’dinations paper.  Arranging the red, green, and white leafs artfully makes a simple, yet {Read More}