Thursday, November 1, 2018

Fancy DIY Snowflake Gift Tags Upcycled Into Ornaments

Getting ahead on my personal Christmas crafting is not usually in my vocabulary. But lately my 5yo daughter has loved to craft with me, so I try to come up with things we can make together.

She helped me make these snowflake Christmas gift tags. We used all sorts of snowflakes from my stash and cut some out of cardstock with my Cricut as well. CTMH's new Winter Flurries dies would be perfect for this.
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We put all of the snowflakes out in front of us and just layered away! Most of these have been in my stash forever...some are thin chipboard snowflakes from Hobby Lobby, there are some wooden veneer doily shapes (some were colored with Copic markers), plastic and paper glittery snowflakes, tinsel snowflakes from previous years' gift tags that I saved, chipboard stickers, and more. I wanted to start with a sturdy base layer so that these would last as ornaments after the gift is opened.

I added a dot of hot glue between each layer so they would stay nice and secure. Then we finished them off with some gems on top and ties made of baker's twine and skinny ribbon.

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I hope you enjoy these as much as we do. Another cool thing is that there's no waste - the tags will be saved as ornaments plus some of the pieces in the tags are upcycled from previous years' cards and tags. (I always save the cutest ones!)

My daughter had a blast (and so did I)! I can't wait to make more with her.

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Cathy said...

what a fun selection , I can see where you had fun :)

Deanna Anthony said...

These are awesome! I loved it when my daughter started crafting with me! Over time she went the mixed media direction with her art. She's really good at it! We are both looking forward to getting 'arty' again.

Jayma Malme said...

Thanks, Cathy!

Jayma Malme said...

It’s so fun to introduce them to art and crafting and watch them bloom in whatever direction they choose! I love mixed media and all kinds of crafting too so I’m curious to see which direction she ends up loving most.

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