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Topiary Christmas Gift Tags

This year I got to be part of an awesome homemade gift tag exchange, there were over 30 participants and I received a giant envelope of loveliness. My tag was inspired by a file I found in the Silhouette Store for Garden Topiaries.

Topiary Gift Tags

The original tags I made used red ink instead of the embossing ink because I lost my embossing gun. Of course I found it the day after I mailed them out! If you gang up the tag and topiary pieces you can cut quite a few at once! After that it’s assembly line style so this would also make a great group project.

I used two shapes, the Garden Topiaries and the tall tag from this 5 Piece Gift Tag Set. You will also need:

  • Light brown card-stock
  • Dark green card-stock
  • Glue dots
  • Snowflake stamp
  • Embossing Gun
  • Iridescent Embossing Powder
  • Embossing Ink
  • Red Bakers Twine
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun

Instructions:

  1. Cut the tags from light brown colored card-stock and your trees from textured green card-stock. If you gang them up you can cut quite a few at once! After that it’s assembly line style so this would also make a great group project.
  2. Attach the topiary piece to the tag with the glue dots
  3. Stamp around the topiary with the embossing ink, sprinkle with the embossing powder and set with the heat gun. Stay around the edges or your snowflakes will be covered by the topiary. You could simplify this and use regular ink and skip the embossing part.
  4. Tie a knot about 1/2 inch away from the end of a piece of bakers twine, cut it off about 1/2 inch from the knot, repeat (you need 3 knots per tag)
  5. Hot glue the knots over the ‘stick’ part of the topiary
  6. Add a twine handing loop

Comments

  1. The topiary tags are so beautiful. I love homemade gift tags.
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  2. These are so cute! And creative! I love giving homemade gift tags.
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  3. I LOVE these!! I am sucker for topiaries and everyone I know, knows it! Thanks for sharing this super cute idea!
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  4. wow, you make these sound so simple… I will have to try these… thank you

  5. Those are beautiful gift tags! You make them seem so simple to make.
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  6. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    Very cute. The extra touch adds something special to gifts.

  7. Those are adorable!! Almost too cute to use!
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  8. These are super cute. These would also make great bookmarks!
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  9. Beautiful. I ditto the fact that they would make great bookmarks too! I need to start making things like this early.
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  10. Every craft I have seen that you have made has been so pretty. What a thoughtful way to wrap a present.

  11. Those are so cute! You are very creative.
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  12. This is probably the cutest, and most simple, yet elegant DIY-love it!
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  13. These are gorgeous and it looks like a fun family craft, as well, to prepare them ahead of time.
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  14. Oh my goodness, what all around fun ideas! That is so clever and creative!
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  15. those are ADORABLE. and i could totally handle the skills required.

  16. What a cute gift tag idea. Topiaries are so festive. This would be a good craft for the kids. I definitely could use some fancy gift tags.
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  17. These gift tags are so beautiful, I love them so. SO very classy and chic thank you for sharing. I must get some.
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  18. i’m so picky about my Christmas decorations, and these are so cute! I bet you could use this design on a ton of different things.
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  19. What a great way to really personalize your gift wrapping. Very pretty!
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  20. katherine bartlett says:

    These are adorable and such a great idea!

  21. These are super cute! Handmade gift tags really finish a well-wrapped gift! Thanks for sharing these!
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  22. These are beautiful! I wouldn’t throw the gift tag out if I received one of those!
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  23. Those are gorgeous!!!
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  24. Super cute! What a great idea!

  25. I absolutely adore these. They’re one of the cutest things I’ve seen in a while! I love making gift tags that are unique like that. :)
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  26. Those are so beautiful!
    I’m ashamed to admit that I haven’t had a chance to really do anything crafty the last little bit. **sigh** I miss making cards & tags so bad!!
    I hope next week brings me more time…I would love to whip up a batch myself!

  27. Great idea we are trying to do everything by had this year so we might as well make the gift tags too.
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  28. AWWWW these are too cute.. LOVE how they turned out.. thanks for sharing, such a cute idea
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  29. Wow, great idea. They are super nice.
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