One of the many things I love about Christmas as the countless crafts and do-it-yourself projects. Especially with the long winter nights and kids asking for something to do. These little projects help keep them entertained for hours while adding to your Christmas décor for the season. I recently came across DIY Craft Paper Christmas Gift Tag Envelopes and thought they were not only clever, but really adorable. Now you can add a special note or picture to each present making the gift even more memorable to your friends and family.
DIY Craft Paper Christmas Gift Tag Envelopes
These Christmas gift tag envelopes are super easy and fun to make. There is not a lot required to make them and anyone can help out. They will be revered by your family and friends on Christmas day. Everyone is going to want to know where you purchased them from.
What You Will Need:
- Scrapbooking paper or card stock paper
- Mod Podge, it is glue specifically for paper projects
- Candy canes or your own decorations
- Special note or picture for inserts
How to Make the Christmas Gift Tag Envelopes
1.Fold scrapbooking paper in half, long ways to form a halfway crease for the width of the paper. We are going to make 2 out of 1 8.5 x 11-inch paper. You can use 1 full piece of paper for larger envelopes. Once you have them folded in half long ways, cut along the center fold line.
2.Now with your two pieces of paper fold horizontally (up and down) to form a small pocket. You can cut the paper at the fold line to make it easier to glue. If you are planning on stuffing it a bit with goodies, I would recommend using more than 1 sheet of paper for this project. I will be cutting the paper at the fold line because I want my decorative paper to be on the outside, not the inside.
3.With your decorative paper facing outward, let’s focus on the smaller, pocket-size paper you cut last.
4.Using a small amount of mod podge glue go around the 3 sides of the paper leaving the 4th side open, not glued to the pocket to work.
5.Place it gently on the outside of the larger piece of paper. Once you have it lined up, press firmly and hold a few moments.
Set aside and repeat the steps.
I have heard some say they like to use stitching to put the papers together, but if you are doing this with your kids I find mod podge to be easier to handle. A mod podge hack for your parents, put a small amount in a plastic solo cup that way the kids do not accidentally spill the big container of mod podge. It is a pain to try and clean up.
What is your favorite DIY project during Christmas break you do with your kids?