Christmas is now in full swing and today I’ll be sharing how easy it is to make some 3D ornaments that can double as gift tags! I just love mini embellishments and I figured I’d incorporate them into my holiday gift tag ideas this year by making them into mini Christmas tag scenes – they just turned out so precious! Read on to see how easy it is to craft them up!
- Darice Christmas Miniature Ornaments.
- Darice Snowdrifts.
- Darice Clear Plastic Ornament Ball.
- Darice 1 – 1.5 inch Sisal Trees.
- Foam Sheets.
- Hole Punch.
- Darice Baker’s Twine.
- Christmas Sticker or Sentiment.
- Hot Glue.
- White and Light Blue Cardstock.
- Box Cutter or Craft Knife.
Step 1. To begin these fun gift tag ideas, trace half of the ornament onto the light blue cardstock and then cut around the inner line of the traced circle. You want your circle to be slightly smaller than the ornament so it fits inside nicely. Use different hole punches to punch out some tiny scattered holes to look like snowflakes. You also want to trace the ornament onto white cardstock and cut a slight S curve for the snowy ground base. Finally, cut another piece of white cardstock slightly bigger than the ornament.
Step 3. Using a box cutter or craft knife, cut the base of your bottle brush tree in half, so you have a flat back. Fluff the tree in front and flatten it in the back where you have the cut base. Attach the tree onto the winter scene with some hot glue.
Step 4. To add a little whimsy to your gift tag ideas, pick out another element for your scene – I used this itty bitty adorable snowman. If there are strings attached, cut them off as close as you can with a pair of scissors. Adhere it onto the scene as well with hot glue – since these aren’t flat in the back, I used a small ball of cotton snow to prop it up.
Step 5. Build your ‘snow’ slowly with wads of cotton snowdrift. I like covering the base of the tree first before adhering the rest of the snowdrift.
Step 6. Once you are done, fit half of the ornament to see if it fills the front nicely. If not, continue adding snowdrift until your desired look is reached.
Step 7. Attach the blue circle to the bigger white circle with some glue. To make these ornaments perfect gift tag ideas, adhere a Christmas message or sentiment to the snowflake background. I printed these “Merry & Bright” messages quickly and ran them through my Heidi Swapp Minc machine and cut them to size. You can also use Christmas stickers or stamps.
Step 8. Attach the half plastic ornament with some super glue and wait to dry. Finally, finish the tag off with some red and white baker’s twine for an added Christmas feel. And you are done with these fun gift tag ideas!
I really enjoyed making these ornament gift tag ideas and I’m definitely planning on making more even though I’ve made so many already! They’re just so pretty and they can be hung on the Christmas tree too. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and don’t forget to visit me on my blog for more DIY goodness and free printables – Happy crafting, folks!
If you’re looking for more unique gift tag ideas, check out this idea for a bucket of DIY Christmas gift tags to use yourself or give as a gift!
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Aki is an avid DIYer at heart. She documents her crafting adventures over at Minted Strawberry where she shares various DIYs – but mainly focusing on jewelry, clothing and accessory crafts. She also shares printable cards, wallpapers and other graphic work. She loves trying out new craft materials, processes, and learning about new ideas.