38+ Handmade Gift Tags and Gift Wrap Tutorials | Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas Week 12

38+ Handmade Gift Tags and Gift Wrap Tutorials via Underground CrafterThis is the twelfth in a series of 12 weeks of roundups for the handmade holidays! I hope you’ve found some great project inspiration for the holidays in the past few weeks. In this last roundup, I’m sharing 38+ free tutorials and patterns for handmade gift tags and gift wraps. Whether you’re gifting handmade or store-bought gifts, trying to be eco-friendly or thrifty, or just looking for creative gift wrap, you’re sure to find some great ideas in this roundup.

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38+ Handmade Gift Tags and Wrap Tutorials

Roundup by Underground Crafter

38+ Handmade Gift Tags and Gift Wrap Tutorials via Underground CrafterYou’ve made (or bought) your gift, but before it gets to the recipient, you’ll need to wrap it (and perhaps to tag it). I’ve found 38+ great ideas — all free — including printables, yarn crafts, fabric crafts, and more!

13 Printables

These printables include gift tags with Christmas, winter holiday, and general themes; guessing game tags; care labels for your gifts made with yarn; and more!

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7 Yarn Crafts

These projects include free crochet and knitting patterns, and yarn embellishments for gifts. Shown clockwise from top left corner.

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5 Fabric Crafts

These tags, bags, and wraps include no-sew and sewing projects. Shown clockwise from top left corner.

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13 Paper Crafts and More

These projects include Cricut crafts, log slice crafts, paper crafts, upcycled projects, and more!

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60+ Free Craft Tutorials for Button Lovers

60+ Free Craft Tutorials for Button Lovers via Underground Crafter, including 20+ crochet patterns, 5 knitting patterns, 6 jewelry tutorials, and 30+ sewing, foam, paper, and mixed media tutorialsWhether you’re looking for a project to highlight one special button, or if you have reached button SABLE (stash acquisition beyond life expectancy) and need projects that use LOTS of buttons, you’re sure to find a tutorial to inspire you in this roundup of over 60 free craft tutorials for button lovers! This roundup includes more than 22 crochet patterns, 5 knitting patterns, 6 button jewelry tutorials, and 36 sewing, foam, paper, and mixed media tutorials for button lovers.

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Should you need a few more buttons for these or any future projects, I recommend Buttons Galore and More. Several of the featured tutorials are from their blog, and others (like some of my included patterns) feature their buttons. They have a great selection of styles and colors.

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60+ Free Craft Tutorials for Button Lovers via Underground Crafter, including 20+ crochet patterns, 5 knitting patterns, 6 jewelry tutorials, and 30+ sewing, foam, paper, and mixed media tutorials

22+ Crochet Patterns for Button Lovers

60+ Free Craft Tutorials for Button Lovers via Underground Crafter, including 20+ crochet patterns, 5 knitting patterns, 6 jewelry tutorials, and 30+ sewing, foam, paper, and mixed media tutorialsButtons are great embellishments for crochet projects. Most of these patterns feature one or two buttons but several are button stash-busters!

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If you’re looking for more button projects, try 15 Fun Projects for Crocheters Who Love Buttons via Crochet Concupiscence. You can also find more crochet button projects with tutorials here at Free Crochet Tutorials.

5 Knitting Patterns for Button Lovers

60+ Free Craft Tutorials for Button Lovers via Underground Crafter, including 20+ crochet patterns, 5 knitting patterns, 6 jewelry tutorials, and 30+ sewing, foam, paper, and mixed media tutorialsThese knitting patterns use buttons as embellishment or as the main attraction.

Knitting Button Bands and Buttonholes with Anne Hanson on Craftsy

6 Button Jewelry Tutorials

Button jewelry is a great way to highlight favorites from your button collection.

36 Free Sewing, Foam, Paper, and Mixed Media Tutorials for Button Lovers

60+ Free Craft Tutorials for Button Lovers via Underground Crafter, including 20+ crochet patterns, 5 knitting patterns, 6 jewelry tutorials, and 30+ sewing, foam, paper, and mixed media tutorialsWhether you sew, are adept with a glue gun, love playing with paper or foam, or enjoy combining craft techniques, you’re sure to find at least one amazing button project from among this collection.

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I don’t know about you, but this roundup has me inspired to dig into my button stash and get crafting. You can find out how I organized my grandmother’s button stash here.

Free crochet pattern: Layered Button Cuff in Wool and the Gang Shiny Happy Cotton by Underground Crafter | After 10 years, I finally organized my grandmother's button collection using a Deflecto Stackable Caddy Organizer. With buttons now at the ready, I used a soft cotton yarn to make a fun accessory. Make it your own by changing up yarn colors or using different styles of buttons.

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Easy Hexagon Gift Tags | Craft Lightning Winter Holiday 2016 Edition

Easy Hexagon Gift Tags by Underground Crafter | Craft Lightning Winter Holiday Edition 2016 with Country Chic Cottage, 30 Minute Crafts, and Tried and TrueI’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

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Easy Hexagon Gift Tags by Underground Crafter | Craft Lightning Winter Holiday Edition 2016 with Country Chic Cottage, 30 Minute Crafts, and Tried and True

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.

Easy Hexagon Gift Tags by Underground Crafter | Craft Lightning Winter Holiday Edition 2016 with Country Chic Cottage, 30 Minute Crafts, and Tried and TrueI 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

Easy Hexagon Gift Tags by Underground Crafter | Craft Lightning Winter Holiday Edition 2016 with Country Chic Cottage, 30 Minute Crafts, and Tried and TrueI 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

Easy Hexagon Gift Tags by Underground Crafter | Craft Lightning Winter Holiday Edition 2016 with Country Chic Cottage, 30 Minute Crafts, and Tried and TrueOnce 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

Easy Hexagon Gift Tags by Underground Crafter | Craft Lightning Winter Holiday Edition 2016 with Country Chic Cottage, 30 Minute Crafts, and Tried and TrueThread 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.

Easy Hexagon Gift Tags by Underground Crafter | Craft Lightning Winter Holiday Edition 2016 with Country Chic Cottage, 30 Minute Crafts, and Tried and True

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.

Easy Hexagon Gift Tags by Underground Crafter | Craft Lightning Winter Holiday Edition 2016 with Country Chic Cottage, 30 Minute Crafts, and Tried and TrueI 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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