Thursday, December 6, 2012

Pimp Yo' Presents Tip #4: Vanna pick me a letter

Remember how we talked about making initial tags before?
I still love doing it, not only for the cuteness factor (which is huge),
but also because you can use that random-bits-of-paper supply (which is also huge).

using letters as gift tags

Plus, if you've got a kiddo or five that's constantly "bored", there's an 
endless supply of free labor to do it for you. Yesssss.

An image search will provide all the letters you need, in every style and size imaginable.
OR you can do it with the fonts you already have, but that takes way longer and 
I'd rather be doing something else than playing with fonts on the computer.

That's such a lie.

letters on christmas gifts
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letters instead of gift tags

* a baby clothespin holds the K on some all purpose twine (Home Depot - like $2 for 1 billion yards that will wrap all your gifts until 2025)(don't have any? come on over - I'll share)

* the M was traced on black cardstock, followed by a line of glue and a plopping of sequins

* that B is a sticker stuck on a frozen juice concentrate lid. See that "ribbon"? More ripped fabric. Paired with Dollar Spot wrapping paper from St. Patrick's Day, it screams Christmas.


christmas gift tag

I put those bells on everything and sometimes even presents too - Dollar Tree in packs of 9.
 They also have alphabet fridge magnets that can be spray painted if you're finicky about colors, but nobody I know would actually do that because it's most definitely crossing the city limits of Crazy Town.


magnetic letter gift tag


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5 comments:

  1. So pretty! We're doing Secret Santa for a teenage girl in our ward in need of feeling special...and I'm loving all your wrapping suggestions. They'll be perfect for wrapping up her little gifts.

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  2. These are great! Just thought of a great way to use some of the left over letters I have in my scrapbook stash. I have some big ones that I got double of for my kids and they will work great! And those extra grunge board letters? With a little bit of ink they will be fabulous!

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  3. I can't get to wrapping my presents because I have been on your blog for so long tonight! So many brilliant ideas my presents look measly even though this is the hardest I have tried at Christmas ever! Thanks for all the ideas x

    http://myguidetohomemade.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Don't say that, Jacqueline! These ideas are NOT meant to make you feel bad, only to inspire. Sometimes people *want* to be more creative, but just need the idea first...that's the purpose of these posts. To nudge you and stretch your mind and see that you don't need anything special or any talent whatsoever to mix things up a bit. I'm sure that your presents are adorable. And if not, WHO CARES? I would hate for you to come away feeling less than, when it's just gift wrapping - something that should be FUN, not just another thing to feel inadequate about.

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  5. Okay, may I begin by saying that you are the funniest woman I don't know. Because you truly are. Next, the following comments you made are excerpts from your post. :) "I put those bells on everything and sometimes even presents too - Dollar Tree in packs of 9.
    They also have alphabet fridge magnets that can be spray painted if you're finicky about colors, but nobody I know would actually do that because it's most definitely crossing the city limits of Crazy Town."
    Now, if there's not a Pulitzer Prize for "Just a Few Comments," there should be and I nominate this! Your humor, integrity, kindness, empathy, writing(!), talent(!) and transparency have me bumfuzzled in a world where there aren't many "You"'s. You completely rock my world. (Oops....did I go a little overboard? Sorry. Habit of the trade) ;) Write on, Girl!! Jen Flatt Osborn

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