The holiday season is the perfect time to get creative and add a personalized touch to your gifts! Bonus if you can get your kids involved in the process of gift gifting with you! This simple DIY is the perfect opportunity to craft and GIVE together. In this DIY tutorial, I'll guide you through creating simple paper stained glass Christmas tags that will bring some color and artistic fun to your gift-giving game.
**Materials You'll Need:**
- Black cardstock (I used 65 lb. 12 x 12)
- Free SVG file (download link provided below)
- Tissue paper in various colors
- Cutting machine (Cricut or Silhouette)
- Contact paper (optional)
- Glue stick (if you don't use contact paper)
- Twine or ribbon for attaching the tags to gifts
**Step 1: Gather Your Materials**
Before you begin, make sure you have all your materials ready and download the free SVG file I've provided.
**Step 2: Create the tags**
Open the file in your Cricut design space. You will see 3 designs: a bell, an ornament and a tree. Resize as you wish! The tags you see in my images are 3.5 wide by 5.5 tall.
**Optional Step 3: Add personalization **
If you want to add text simply type the text you'd like, resize it and place it where you want it to go. Once it looks good, select both the text and tag and choose "SLICE" from the bottom left. You will then have 2 layers of text to delete, and underneath you will see the sliced out words.
**Step 4: Cut the tags**
Prepare your black cardstock and cut the tags. Settings will vary based on your selected cardstock. I used 65 lb. black cardstock and the "medium cardstock" setting on my Cricut Explore Air 2.
**Step 5: Prepare your tissue paper**
If young children are helping you, cut small pieces of tissue paper. You may even cut some very tiny if you are using contact paper. Very young children will love sprinkling it on top like snow!
**Step 6: Create**
If using contact paper, cut it a bit larger than the tags. Place the tag so the text is BACKWARDS on the contact paper. Layer the tissue paper on top, and seal with a second layer of contact paper. Trim excess. If using a glue stick simple stick it on the back and discard pieces hanging over the edges with scissors.
**Step 7: Attach Twine or Ribbon**
Thread a piece of twine or ribbon through the hole at the top of the tag. Make sure it's securely fastened so that your tag can be easily attached to your gifts.
**Step 8: Wrap your gifts, duh!**
These colorful tags look beautiful paired with simple wrapping paper. Grab a roll of kraft brown paper, velvet bows, and add your festive tags!
**Step 10: Spread the Joy**
Not only will these DIY stained glass Christmas tags make your gifts stand out, but they also offer a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time with your kids, nurturing their creativity and imagination. Encourage them to make their own tags for their own gifts!