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Pretty Packages: DIY Laurel Leaf Gift Tags

Christmas presents go under the tree as soon as we can get around to wrapping them, so they become part of the decorations for a couple of weeks. I like to change things up each year with the wrapping and gift tags, and the kids help now that they’re old enough. I came up with these laurel leaf gift tags because they’re easy to make (important with kids, or when you’re going to make a lot of them and don’t want it to take forever), but they still look cute. Bonus: they lie flat, so they don’t get squished by the other presents.

DIY Laurel Leaf Gift Tags (Pretty Packages)


Kraft Paper Key TagsCard Stock (in two shades of green) • Green Brush MarkerMetallic MarkerGlue Pen1/8″ Hole PunchGreen Satin Ribbon


Start with kraft paper key tags as the base of your gift tags. Cut simple leaves out of card stock in two shades of green, then drew a leaf vein down the center of each with a green brush pen or marker. Line up two leaves with the top of each tag, punch a small hole, then use a to assemble. Metallic markers show up nicely against kraft paper and catch the light, and green satin ribbon on each present ties in with the tags’ laurel leaves.

DIY Laurel Leaf Gift Tags Supplies

More Ideas and Inspiration

Looking for some other ways to wrap things up this year? Visit the following blogs for more ideas, and check out the hashtag #prettypackage (and feel free to join in and share your own, too)!

Brooklyn LimestoneCopy Cat ChicEast Coast CreativeEclectically VintageHi Sugarplum!Honey We’re HomeLife on Virginia StreetMigonis HomeRambling RenovatorsTatertots and JelloThat’s My LetterThe House of WoodThistlewood Farms

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    December 1, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    wow your packages are lovely…don’t your children peek when you leave the gifts out and available? A wonderful Holiday Season to you and your enchanting family. You are blessed.

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    December 7, 2015 at 9:31 am

    These are epically cute!

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