23. Free Printable Christmas Tags!

Christmas is a little over a week away! I’m just so excited about these gift tags I put together and even more thrilled to share them with you. I bought thick shimmering gold paper as well as burlap brown to contrast the white snowflake wrapping paper we’re using this year. Traditional brown twine was the perfect final touch. Have fun picking out your own colors or rummaging through some old scrapbooking papers to print these tags on, and grab a hole punch while you’re at it. Turn on a favorite Christmas movie (“White Christmas” is on Netflix!) and have jolly gift wrapping party!

Christmas Tag Image 1 - Complete

Download PDF: Christmas Tag Printable from Clay Bunny

Christmas Tag Image 2 - Complete

Download PDF: Small Christmas Tag Printable from Clay Bunny

Merry Christmas!

22. How to make Beautiful Christmas Bows

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

At least in the stores and in my living room anyways. There’s hardly a snowflake in sight here in Colorado, the weather has averaged 60 degrees! Normally I wouldn’t mind but I’m ready for snowfall now that it’s December.

As you’re planning gifts and wrapping presents, try making your own fancy bows out of Christmas ribbon! I buy a huge role of wired ribbon at Costco each year and wrap many presents with handmade bows. The personal touch looks elegant. And this little skill saves a lot of money compared to buying pre-made¬†bows. It just takes a few practice runs and you’ll master it in no time. My Mom showed me the twist, pinch and fold method a long time ago and I’m so thankful she did.

Best of all, once you get the hang of it, you can add a gorgeous 6 or 8 fold-bow to your Christmas wreath. Just be sure to buy the ribbon with wire edges as it makes it much easier to shape the bow and curl the tails. Grab a few twist ties and you’ll be all set!

This Christmas peacock ribbon at Costco called to me from afar and I ran to it, snatched it up and threw it in my cart without hesitating. Besides wreaths and gift bags, I also wrapped my Christmas tree in its teal, emerald and gold beauty. I love peacock feathers.

Be patient with yourself as you practice. Each time I make one I start over at least three times before I like what I see. You’ve got this! Happy bow making!