Roundup: 25 Free Printable Holiday Gift Tags

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Roundup: 25 Free Printable Holiday Gift Tags

One of the most impressive final touches to a handmade or well-though gift is a unique and memorable gift tag.  You can't put time and thought into a present, and then just write the recipient's name with a sharpie across the wrapping paper!  Here are 25 FREE printable holiday gift tags to put a grand finale on the art of gift-giving.
   

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Roundup: 15 DIY Paper Holiday Decor Projects

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Paper Holiday Decor

Papier. Papel. Carta. Papper. Paper.  No matter how you say it, it's our favorite material for turning out some creative and unique Christmas-time decor with a little folding, cutting, or gluing. Here are 15 ideas to get you started!  

1. Origami Star, from Home by Linn

2. 6-Point Stars, by Kate's Creative Space

3. Paper Star Wreath, by Sinnenrausch

Paper Holiday Decor

4. Origami Stars for Garlands, by Origami Instructions, via How About Orange

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Make This: DIY Elegant Ornament Garland

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Make This: DIY Elegant Ornament Garland

Eye-catching and glamorous, this incredible ornament ball garland was the perfect way for Kate to establish her color theme for Christmas this year.  The best part of the whole thing is how easy the project is to DIY!   

created at: 12/04/2012

All Kate needed was ornaments of varying sizes and colors within her sophisticated blue, silver, and green theme, as well as some floral wire to string it all on.  Just hang it from some cup hooks on the ends and in the...

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How to: Make a DIY No-Sew Tree Skirt

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How to: Make a DIY No-Sew Tree Skirt

Dressing up our Christmas Tree is one of my favorite times of year.  Everyone gets involved, and after hours of stringing lights just perfectly, sentimental ornaments are pulled carefully from their packaging and placed with precision on the tree (or, as much precision as a 3- and 5-year-old can muster).  The last step for our family is tucking the tree skirt under the tree- and this year we needed something new, like a no-sew Snowflake tree skirt!  Read on to see how I easily made this in one nap time.  

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How To: Make Pretty Dough Ornaments

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How To: Make Pretty Dough Ornaments

I think the first time I made a dough ornament was way back in first grade, at least, and the result was a yellowed, rough, and very... salty piece of handiwork.  Because I haven't been all too fond of the yellowed and rough look, the salt dough ornaments haven't made their way into my own home.  After seeing these ornaments, however, I think it is time to give dough ornaments another chance- especially since these do NOT include salt or flour, making them a beautiful creamy white canvas.    

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