I've got a lot on my plate, (you can probably tell by my lack of crafty posts lately), but somehow I managed to find a few days to hit Chicago this month with some of the most amazing women I know.
Jazz hands! Yes, we're dorks, but I LOVE US!
This year we started a new tradition. We had a "favorite things" party, exchanging small gifts of something we are loving at the moment. So, so fun!
I've been loving washi tape for a while (remember how I hunted it down in Japan before it showed up everywhere here?), but most of my collection is in storage back in Seattle. My friend Kalli gave me this assortment of paper tape from Target recently, and I've been using it a lot lately for quick and easy gift tags (they literally take under a minute to make), and I knew my friends would love it.
So I put together these washi tape gift tag kits as my favorite thing gift, including assorted sizes of gift tags, 2 rolls of washi tape, a pack of alphabet stickers, and a length of coordinating ribbon, and made a sample tag with each girl's initial to tie on the bag.
Washi Tape Gift Tags Tutorial
*Blank shipping tags or card stock cut into tags (I found packs at Hobby Lobby)
*Alphabet letter stickers (I used Thickers, but I found $1 letter sticker packs at Walmart for the favorite things gifts)
*Ribbon (I wrapped lengths of ribbon around clothes pins to keep it tidy in the bags)
1. Place strips of washi tape on bottom 1/2 of a gift tag, wrapping the ends around the back.
2. Place monogram letter sticker on tag, slightly overlapping the tape.
3. Tie to gift with a piece of coordinating ribbon.
I used one of the tiny tags and a single strip of paper tape for this sugar scrub gift (tutorial coming soon!).
These are even great for boys' and guys' gifts!
Lots of scrapbooking companies are now making washi tape (you can even find it at Target in the desk organization aisle), or you can try my favorite brand, mt, that I got in Japan and here at Ginko Papers. It really is one of my favorite things!
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