Posts Tagged ‘gift tags’
At this point, I think we are all pretty comfortable with the idea that Halloween isn’t just for kids. Adults should totally be getting in on the fun too! And we will!
Though you may want to skip the traditional orange pumpkins and green goblins that are typically reserved for the kiddos. If you’re thinking about throwing a grown up Halloween party (Any excuse to wear a costume, I’m in!), my recommendation would be to play up deep blacks and geometrics in an interesting color scheme. Maybe even throw in a golden eye or two for good measure.
And with that in mind, I created a set of modern gift tags for just the occasion, and I partnered with Avery to bring you the free printable. So, all you have to do is download the printable PDF, grab a pack of Avery printable tags, and print! The tags are perforated, so you won’t even need scissors. Doesn’t get much easier that that, does it?
Need some DIY ideas for how to use these gift tags? Here are a couple of suggestions…
1. Fill a vintage box, like mine, or a plain gift box, with grown up candies…like wasabi peanuts. Then wrap the box in a thin layer of cheesecloth that has been dyed black. Tie on your printable gift tag and you are good to go.
2. OR skip the box idea and make a small bouquet of flowers in a dramatic color (deep plum, vibrant orange, etc) for the occasion. Add some string and a gift tag and you have a unique Halloween gift idea / party favor.
P.S. After you’ve printed a set or two of these gift tags, if you’re feeling inspired, you can design your own set of tags too, using Avery’s Design and Print software.
Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff
How do you like to celebrate Halloween? Do you make little gifts for friends and family or skip the gifting and get right to the costumes?
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Personally, when it comes to packaging, I tend to gravitate towards the unexpected. So when I look for holiday wrapping paper, gift tags, and other packing goodies, I typically steer clear of overly Christmas-y patterns. That said, I’ve put together a roundup of packaging products that I would love to wrap my gifts in this holiday season…
2. blue swirl wrapping paper $12
4. assorted wrapping paper $8.50
5. eco friendly wrapping paper $10
7. homage wrapping paper $12
8. happy stripe wrapping paper $8.50
9. starfetti wrap in neon $12
10. bamboo Christmas gift tags $15
11. paper poppy gift topper $14
12. presents gift tags $7.50
13. letterpress gift tags $6
14. wooden gift tags $6
15. forest floor topper in bloom $28
How do you plan to wrap your gifts this holiday season? Do you go the traditional route? Or just choose what you love, whether it feels ‘holiday-ish’ or not?
There are a few birthdays coming up in my family, so I have gifting on the brain. BUT I have a very limited supply of gift wrapping supplies right now since most of our stuff is still in storage. So I rummaged around in my backpack and found a few things to play around with and I came up with these hand painted color block gift tags.
- small gift tags (or make your own) *Paper and Present has a good selection.
- paint pens *I use these: Elmer’s Painters Neon 5 Pack
- mini adhesive circle labels
- stamp and stamp pad (optional)
Step by Step Instructions:
1. Painted color block technique – This one is pretty straight forward. Just grab you paint pen and get to work, drawing stripes or other designs. Make sure you think about your color scheme before you get started. I tried a few colors before I landed on hot pink paint for the tags.
2. Polka dot technique – Grab your adhesive circle labels and stick them where ever you want on your tag. Then paint over the entire gift tag with your paint pen and let it dry. Carefully remove the stickers and touch up if necessary.
Here are the finished tags…
I used a stamp on a few of the tags as well. I don’t use my stamps enough. I really need to start using them more.
So what do you think?
Will you try these color block gift tags the next time you are wrapping a pressie?