Evergreen Gift Tags

By now, most of us are starting (or finished with) our gift wrapping. This year I’ve decided to use more natural materials and simple wrap mixed with traditional Christmas colors. I made these Evergreen Gift Tags for the holiday issue of Souvenir and thought it would be fun to share them here too!


The supply list is very small: manilla tags, waxed thread, twine or embroidery floss, fresh garden clippings, scissors and hot glue. Please feel free to improvise and use what you have on hand. No need to be running around for materials….scavange your cabinets and drawers.

Below are a few ideas on ways to wrap and attach your greenery to the tags. 




I used a variety of clippings from my garden such as ivy, fern leaves, seed pods from our ash trees and boxwood (my favorite). I think it would also be nice to use berries, holly leaves, blue spruce, eucalyptus or small pinecones. The greenery will stay fresh looking for about a day or two. There are endless options to try and the gift tags will suit any gender or age.
Happy Wrapping!

PS. Just remembered, I did a 4 part series on Vintage Wrapping a few years ago. Here are the links to: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.


  1. So charming! Merry Christmas!! (this time last year, I was unwrapping your gorgeous Christmas giveaway and I am still loving it all this year! Thanks again!)

  2. They are so very nice and you put together such a lovely post as well – happy holidays!

  3. Great gift wrapping ideas! Love the vintage ideas, they remind me of your Mission Inn Soiree! (Which by the way we all loved!!)
    Have a Merry Christmas!

  4. Great ideas. My little ones are still a bit to young to craft but, not for me. LOL. I am so excited about your ideas. Thank you for sharing. Happy Holidays Lulu

  5. I adore these tags…..The simplicity of them is perfection!

  6. Love the simplistic beauty of these tags. Sometimes we get carried away in blinging everything up. (Not that bling doesn’t have it’s place and time!)

  7. These are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing and Merry Christmas!

  8. LOVE THOSE!! What a simple yet so beautiful idea..love it.

  9. I love the gift tags! What a beautiful and personal touch. Thanks for the great ideas 🙂

  10. So pretty!

  11. LOVE, LOVE this idea!
    Merry Christmas!

  12. Great idea…love the simplicity of this, but at that same time they definitely show that you put some creative effort into it…It’s all in the presentation!!! Happy Holidays!

  13. I love bringing in the natural elements from outside to my gift giving! Merry Christmas Heather! Florence

  14. Love these! Great idea!

  15. You are my favorite blog. Never am I disappointed only INSPIRED. You have wonderful ideas and your photos make me smile.
    Happy Holidays
    Love, Jody

  16. Amanda Coverstone says:

    Two of my favorite things…fresh greens and tags!
    Merry Christmas!

  17. Heather, these are so cool! I LOVE NATURE!!!! Merry Christmas :))

  18. Collecting the natural raw material out in the open is another great incentive to follow this guide. Thanks for the great idea

  19. These are fabulous! And for something so simple, you’ve put them together so stylishly!

  20. What a fun idea!

  21. Hey heather…thanks for posting the past series you did on wrapping. I love all four parts!

  22. These are wonderful!!
    Love your artwork-
    Happiest of Holiday, Heather!