Mystery Gift Tags – Bling on the Crafts Blog Hop
It’s time for another Bling on the Crafts Blog Hop! This month, a group of DIY and crafty bloggers have joined forces to bring you the holiday version of the#BlingontheCrafts blog hop. Each blogger in this blog hop has created a glittery or sparkly craft and I’m sharing Mystery Gift Tags!
Ok, I know you’re wondering what mystery gift tags are, right? Well, let me give you a little background on how these mystery gift tags came about. You see, every year my kids look at all the presents under the tree to see which ones are theirs. They shake every box to try to guess what’s inside and even group their gifts together. So this year, I thought it would be funny to play a little game on my teens by not putting their names on their presents. Instead, I chose to make different patterned tags for each of my kids, but only I know which pattern is for which child. They can still shake every box, but not having their names on the boxes makes it much harder for them to guess what’s inside. Muawah -ha-ha-ha! It’s so funny because my kids are dying to know which gift belongs to who and they are begging for me to label them. It’s a little naughty for me to do this, but I can’t stop laughing.
Mystery Gift Tags
- wood gift tags – enough for each gift
- patterned or colored craft paper – one different pattern/color for each child
- Mod Podge
- paint brush
- wooden skewer
- optional – self adhesive wood snowflakes
- optional – paint for snowflakes in your color choice
- optional – felt pen in your color choice
Since I plan on using these tags again by switching which pattern goes to each child, I used wood tags for durability. Feel free to use cardboard tags if you don’t plan on using these mystery gift tags long term.
- Place the tag onto the back of the pattern/color paper and trace around it. Cut out.
- Paint Mod Podge onto the tag and lay the paper onto it. Smooth out any air bubbles. Trim excess paper around the tag.
- Optional – Color the tag edges with the felt pen.
- Take a skewer and poke a hole through the tag hole. Go through the front to the back so any rough paper edges are towards the back of the tag. Add a bit of Mod Podge to hold any edges down.
- Optional – Paint the wood snowflake. Let dry. Add Mod Podge over the snowflake and dust with white glitter. Let dry and stick the snowflake to the tag.
- Another option is to apply Mod Podge to a portion of the paper and add glitter directly to it (see image below).
Example of how I use these tags – all gifts that belong to child one will get plaid tags, all gifts that belong to child two will get snowflake tags, and all gifts that belong to child three will get pine tree tags, etc…
Now, just attach these mystery gift tags on each child’s gift and watch them go nuts trying to figure it out!
If you’d like to participate next month, you can request to join our Bling on the Crafts Facebook group.
Are you ready to see all of the sparkly crafts our bloggers have made for this month’s #BlingontheCrafts hop!?