December 15, 2013

Slate Christmas Tags

Christmas is definitely a little weird for us this year considering we're moving halfway across the country again. Many of you are probably going to be wrapping up gifts for Christmas soon or at least start thinking about it. That's one of my favorite things about Christmas is the wrapping. I love to wrap gifts! It's always fun to add something to the outside that is also a gift. Last year I made Christmas tags that were also ornaments. 
You might remember reading about my farmhouses old slate roof. At this point it's not my farmhouse anymore which is still not real to me yet since we're in between homes right now. I made Apple Brie once and served it on a piece of the slate, you can read about it here.
Slate Christmas tags are super easy to make and not only mark who the gift goes to but make cute ornaments. If you don't have access to slate consider using some small tiles or even rocks.
First you're going to want to make sure that you break your slate into smaller pieces then drill a small hole in the top, I used a Dremel tool. A diamond tip will work best for drilling into slate and tile.
Next use paint pens to decorate one side with trees, snowflakes and other designs. On the other side write the name of the person you're giving the gift to.
There you have it a slate Christmas tag and ornament.  Just add a ribbon and tie it to a package. Do you have a signature way of wrapping gifts or do you do a different theme every year? I'm generally known for brown paper no matter the occasion. I love wrapping in basic brown paper and then adding special touches with tape and ribbons.  HAPPY WRAPPING!

1 comment:

  1. Lovely ideas which make wonderful keepsakes for the person receiving the gift. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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