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Wood Veneer Gift Tags

Today I had that moment where I looked at my calendar and said “Are there really only 11 more days until Christmas?” Today was also the day where we got walloped by snow.

But I love snow and I love winter. You can hate me all you want to, I will take scenery with Christmas lights and fresh fallen snow over trees any day to that of an ocean front view. The problem was I had planned on running a lot of belated errands, all of which were put on hold due to this fun factor called “Don’t be stupid and drive in a snowstorm to get wrapping paper.”

Because you know that’s what’s coming. The wrapping of all the gifts that you’ve hidden around the house.

Unless you’ve already done it all. In which case, I am unfriending you as I type this.

But for those who haven’t, last minute shopping and midnight madness gift wrapping week is among us. I say midnight because I can’t do anything until my kids are asleep. And by the time I actually wander around the house trying to find and get out all of the presents I have hidden in various dark impossible to get into corners of the basement, it’s midnight.

So being snowed in and all I started on that with whatever items I had at home and decided to make some gift tags out of the wood veneer business card stock I bought from Lee Valley Tools back in September. I had used the cards to make business cards for BlogPodium, a tutorial that I swear I am doing come January for all those who have asked.

Blame Santa on the delay.

DIY wood gift tags supplies - northstory

First I did some with glitter embellishments using the same cookie cutter craft idea I did with my kids for our Valentine’s Cards.

I laid out a paper towel for easier clean up. Put out my cards and put a cookie cutter on the veneer.

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Coated the inside of the cookie cutter shape with craft glue (that’s code for fancy white school supply glue).

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Sprinkled with Glitter.

This suprised even me as I rarely do crafts with glitter. I will be finding this stuff in my kitchen tiles next summer. But my kids really enjoy it.

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Shook off excess glitter and let dry.

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Next up, any excuse to use my stamps.

Making Wood Veneer Gift Tags - northstory

And then my favourite, attacking it with a shape paper punch.

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After I trimmed the tops of the cards to resemble tags and hole punched them.

Trim wooden tag

Hole Punch Wood Tag

And the pretty little wood veneer Christmas tags are done!

Wood Veneer Gift Tags - northstory

Kraft Box with Wood Veneer Gift Tag and Black and White bakers twine - northstory

Stamped Wood Veneer Gift Tags - northstory

Stamped Wood Gift Tags - northstory

Glitter Wood Veneer Gift Tags - northstory

I also gave in and made yarn Pom Pom’s to use as wrapping embellishments. I’m lucky I was able to get on here to write this. It’s created a monster.

Damn you Pinterest.

DIY Wood Veneer Gift Tags - northstory

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  • Reply
    December 15, 2013 at 6:08 am

    What a great craft Alex. If I only I had the time 😉

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    December 15, 2013 at 8:44 am

    These look AH-MAZING!!! I love the wood veneer, perfect accent to the perfectly wrapped package!

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    December 15, 2013 at 8:50 am

    I LOVE those wood veneer cards…keep a stock of them all the time! Kudos for your pretty pictures and getting a blog post done. Pinning! (Do you do anything with the little shaped puch-outs? I can’t stand throwing mine away – hoarder.)

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    Nicki Traikos
    December 15, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    They are super fab Alex and so were your business cards!

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    Tara @ Suburble
    December 15, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    These are fabulous, Alex! I love them! Pinned!

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    December 16, 2013 at 10:01 am

    I love the tags!

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    December 16, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Oh, I have so much Christmas wrapping paper – it’s ridiculous. That’s actually the only kind of wrapping paper I have. I find myself turning the paper inside out when I need something for other occasions – ha!

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    Danielle from Storypiece
    December 16, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    These are so, so cute! And I can’t get over the photo styling. Nicely, done!

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    December 16, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    I popped over here today after seeing your wreath on Sarah Richsrdson so funny to see this post as this exact project is on my list for wrapping this week. Picked those stamps up at Target and have many of those wood veneer cards left over from our wedding – guess great minds think a like! Also a fellow Canadian and new follower!

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    December 17, 2013 at 7:56 am

    That’s genius. And I’m totally with Danielle: I enjoyed your styling just as much as the tags. Will you come over take my blog photos for me?

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    December 18, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    These are fantastic. Unique and will definitely hold up better than the paper ones that are usually trashed enroute!

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    Dannyelle Nicolle-Ramjist
    December 19, 2013 at 9:16 am

    So pretty, the glitter ones are my fav. Happy wrapping. 😉

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    The Fairy & The Frog (@frog_fairy)
    December 30, 2013 at 5:21 am

    Sweet, I love the hole punch ones (and I expect the fairy would love the glitter ones!)

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