I’m excited to be teaming up with Angie from the Country Chic Cottage, Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts, and Vanessa from Tried and True for the winter holiday edition of Craft Lightning! When I thought about the idea of coming up with a 15 minute project for the holidays, I knew there wasn’t much I could create with crochet (although this Easy Peasy Buttoned I-Cord Bracelet can be finished in that amount of time) — and, at my speed, there was certainly nothing that could be knit in 15 minutes.
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But, as you know, I recently got a Cricut Explore Air and our crochet and knit creations are always in need of gift tags, so an idea began to come together.
Easy Hexagon Gift Tags
- 2 pieces of 8-1/2″ (21.5 cm) x 11″ (28 cm) letter-sized cardstock in contrasting colors. (I used grey and a blueish green.)
- 1/16″ hole punch.
- Zip Dry paper glue.
- Kreinik Twist metallic thread in 001 Silver.
- A small yarn or tapestry needle.
- Cricut Explore Air with Cricut Design Space.
- An awesome crochet (or other handmade) gift.
- Optional: An upcycled paper bag.
Step 1: Select shapes for cutting
I used Cricut Design Space to create hexagons. Click on Insert Shapes on the left side menu, then choose Hexagon. I sized mine so that I could get 6 hexagons from one sheet of cardstock.
I grew up in a multi-faith family, and here in New York City, my friends and family celebrate many different holidays. I started a new document and clicked Insert Images to search for 3 different designs (all of which are free with Cricut Access): a Christmas tree (M36D76), a dreidel (M44259), and a gift box (M31428). Be sure these shapes will be sized small enough to fit into your hexagons. I could fit about 12 of theses holiday shapes onto one sheet of cardstock.
Step 2: Cut out hexagons and holiday shapes
I set the Cricut Explore Air to cut on cardstock. I used the gray for the hexagons and the blueish green for the holiday shapes (Christmas trees, dreidels, and gift boxes).
Step 3: Glue shapes to hexagons
I used the Zip Dry to glue one shape to each hexagon. The glue dries pretty quickly, so make your design decisions (like, “Should the image be in the center or to one side?” or, “Should the hexagon be point up or flat side up?”) before you apply the glue to the back of the shape.
Step 4: Punch a hole in each hexagon
Once the glue has dried, use the hole punch to create a hole in each tag. Again, you can only make design decisions once on each tag, so decide if you want the hole centered or off to one side.
Step 5: Attach the tag to your handmade project
Thread the yarn or tapestry needle with the Kreinik Twist and then use the needle to draw the thread through the punched hole.
If you are using the tag for care instructions with a crocheted, knit, or sewn gift, you can also use the needle to attach directly to the gift.
Alternately, you can wrap the gift first in an upcycled paper bag. Use the Kreinik Twist to tie a bow, leaving an extra long tail. Use that tail to thread the needle and then attach the tag. Tie off with a small knot.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this quick little project! I can’t wait to add these tags to my handmade gifts this holiday season.
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6 thoughts on “Easy Hexagon Gift Tags | Craft Lightning Winter Holiday 2016 Edition”
Lovely! Totally need to get a head start on my gift tags for this year!
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