Nature’s Gift Tags

It is always nice to add a personal touch when wrapping gifts. I am infamous in the family for the signature brown kraft paper wrapped presents. This year I thought it would be fun to add a splash of color with homemade hang tangs.

I took the plunge and invested in a hang tag paper punch—and it has turned out to be so much fun!

I introduced the idea of taking outdoor photos that we would use for our gift tags to the girls and they immediately got into picture taking mode. Initially, I was going to focus on evergreen shots, but they took it to a whole other level with close-ups of wood, moss, dried up leaves and even some interesting patterns on our walkway. The results were amazing! I never cease to be amazed by the creativity children exhibit when presented with open-ended endeavors…

We printed the photos in the 3×5 format and then cut out each picture individually. Next we stamped each photo and used a single whole punch to make a whole on top.

More Hang Tag Inspiration…
Recycled Book Tags
Family Photo Tags
Family Tree

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With over 10 years of EDU experience and a growing family, Mariah started Playful Learning in 2008 as a resource for parents and teachers. In 2010 Playful Learning received the Parent’s Choice Gold Medal, and in August of 2011, Shambhala Publications released her first book, Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder. Mariah has an M.S. Ed in Elementary Education and was that girl sitting in the back of class thinking about what she would do differently if she was the teacher. Now she is happily working with a team of gifted educators to bring life-changing lessons to children, families, and schools around the world. In her free time she can be found taking long walks, enjoying a cup of tea, or swimming in the Atlantic with her husband and two daughters.


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