I love easy projects! And this hand-crafted photo gift tag idea is one that takes mere minutes. All you need are some photos, a pair of scissors, a hole punch, and some ribbon (or yarn, as I used). Oh, and you’ll need gifts too.
We ended up with a number of extra greeting cards this year, so rather than wastefully recycling them, I thought we might incorporate the greeting cards into some craft activities.
But inspiration hit as I was doing some late night Christmas gift wrapping. For pre-literate children, photo gift tags would be perfect! They can identify who the gift should go to very easily… and thus can help deliver presents when it comes time to open all the gorgeously wrapped gifts.
Oh, and these would be so cute with kid-crafted wrapping paper!
Anyways, here’s what I did.
- Using the scissors, cut out freehand ovals around each family member’s face.
- Punch a hole out of the shape with a handheld hold punch… try to avoid the faces!
- Wrap your gift.
- Tie the photo gift tag onto the present with ribbon or yarn!
I guess you could skip steps 2-4, and just use tape to stick the photo faces onto the presents. Your call.
This would also be cute with all those leftover school pictures that never seem to come in handy.
If you have a present for more than one person, you could string multiple tags onto the present. Or, since we had a photo of the two kids together, I cut them out onto one tag.
I told you this project was easy. Now you have no excuse as to why your gift wrapping can’t be personalized. Easily. That’s the key.
Do you have any easy gift wrapping tips? I’d love to hear them… please share in the comments below!