Christmas is coming! If you want to personalize gifts for your beloved ones, DIY wrappings are a thing to do. Also, I think that in the time of ubiquitous rush which takes place in most homes before Christmas, making DIY items is extremely relaxing. Today I’ll focus on name tags that you can easily make yourself. Let’s get started!
I used a technique called quilling. For those of you who haven’t heard this name before: quilling is an art that involves rolled, shaped and glued together paper strips. Simple as that!
- Thick paper for the base of your tags in any colour you wish
- Paper strips of colours, length and width of your choice – just make sure they’re all the same width. Buy quilling strips or cut a sheet of paper (be precise if you choose this option)
- Glue (the type that’s transparent when dried)
- Anything else that comes to your mind and can be used to decorate the tags – I used some silver stars
Cut out the base for your tag in any shape that comes to your mind. I usually go for folded rectangular ones.
Paper strips can be bought online or in stationery stores and I recommend doing that – they’re neatly cut, all in the same size, and they’re very cheap as well. However, if you don’t want to or can’t buy them, simply take a sheet of paper, mark lines (use a ruler, they have to be straight) every 3-5 mm and cut them. Strips available in stores are usually quite long, so go along the longer side of the sheet.
Now it’s time to roll the strips. Depending on what type of paper you’re using, you might have to glue the outer end of the roll.
And… simply use your imagination! Shape the rolls, design a pattern and in the end glue them to the base of your tag. If you wish, decorate them with beads, glitter, stickers etc.
Some of my ideas:
Do you make your own name tags? I’d love to see your ideas. 🙂
For more Christmas gift tags, check out this post: