Wednesday, December 7, 2011

My first tutorial, a Free Download & Print project for you: Snowflake Gift Tags

I always love a good "How-To" post.  Especially the easy ones that only require things that are already right on your desk or lying around the house!  I am excited to share this wonderfully simple tutorial for making snowflake-shaped gift tags that can also function as neat little ornaments.  I'm providing the snowflakes!

Gather your materials:

scissors, tape, yarn or ribbon, a pen, a printer, paper (something sturdy like cardstock is best), and

 a sidekick (sidekick is optional)
Download my snowflakes page HERE. Simply save to your desktop and then print it out.

Make sure you wait a few minutes for the ink to dry.  Otherwise you might end up with smudged snowflakes.
  Fold your printed page in half lengthwise right down the middle of the two columns of snowflakes.
  Grab your scissors and start cutting out each pair of snowflakes that match, one row at a time.   
Make sure you leave a good ½” of white space around the snowflake as you’re cutting.  This will guarantee that you’re not cutting off any tips of the snowflake on the other side.   
Make sure to leave a small space uncut along the fold where each half will meet. This is where you will punch a hole for your ornament or gift tag
  Using a hole puncher or scissors, make a small hole right near the fold.  This is how you will string the ribbon through your gift tag.
  Open up the folded snowflake and write your holiday message inside, then attach it to your gift by threading some ribbon or yarn through the hole you made.
Or, if you are making an ornament instead:
Fold up a small piece of tape, stick it on the inside (blank part) of the snowflake and close the two halves together.   

Thread a piece of ribbon or yarn through the top and tie it in a bow.  Hang it up somewhere and admire your hard work.  It’s an ornament now!
This download is for personal use only.  Please do not use or sell commercially. :)
Did you make this project?  If so, I would love to hear about it.  Feel free to post a link to your own DIY or holiday craft project below.  


  1. They're lovely - unlucky I didn't see them before Xmas though!

  2. Yes, that is unlucky that you didn't see them earlier. They will still be here for next year though! :)


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