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.