Today I had that moment where I looked at my calendar and said, “Are there really only 11 more days until Christmas?” Today was also the day where we got walloped by snow. Hence why this these wood veneer gift tags were made.
The craft the snowstorm caused – DIY Wood Veneer Gift Tags
I had planned on running a lot of belated errands, all of which were put on hold due to this fun factor called, “Don’t be stupid and drive in a snowstorm to get wrapping paper.”
Because you know that’s what’s coming – the wrapping of all the gifts that you’ve hidden around the house. Unless you’ve already done it all. In which case, I am unfriending you as I type this. God speed to those of us who haven’t.
So being snowed in and all I started on that with whatever items I had at home. I decided to make some gift tags out of the wood veneer business card stock I bought from Lee Valley Tools back in September. I had used the cards to make business cards for the BlogPodium conference, and they were pretty damn cute.
Yes I just wrote business cards. I like card crafts. A lot.
Supplies for your wood veneer gift tags
- Wood veneer cards or pre-punched wood cards
- Craft Glue or Mod Podge
- Stamp set with ink pads
- Paper punch in the shape of your choice
First I did some with glitter embellishments using the same cookie cutter craft idea I did with my kids for our Valentine’s Cards.
I laid out a paper towel for easier clean up. Put out my cards and put a cookie cutter on the veneer.
Coated the inside of the cookie cutter shape with craft glue (that’s code for fancy white school supply glue).
Sprinkled with Glitter.
This suprised even me as I rarely do crafts with glitter. I will be finding this stuff in my kitchen tiles next summer.
Shook off excess glitter and let dry.
Next up, any excuse to use my stamps.
And then my favorite, attacking it with a shape paper punch.
After I trimmed the tops of the cards to resemble tags and hole punched them.
And the pretty little wood veneer Christmas tags are done!
I also gave in and made yarn Pom Pom’s to use as wrapping embellishments. I’m lucky I was able to get on here to write this. It’s created a monster.
Damn you Pinterest.