Paper Rosette Gift Tag

I mailed a special package last week, and at the last minute had an idea.

I had a few sheets left over from my book page wreath project.  I decided to try making just a few little flowers for a gift tag.

The cardstock I picked up at an American Crafts warehouse sale, 25 sheets for $1.  I thought it coordinated well with the gray tissue paper and green ribbon I was using.  I simply hot glued the flowers to the cardstock, and added a couple of faux suede leaves (a May Arts ribbon that I love).

I punched a hole in the top left corner behind the flowers to thread a ribbon through, then added a handwritten greeting.

One of my goals for this year is to re-establish the habit of thoughtfulness in my daily life.  Once upon a time (as in, back when I had 5 children) I felt like I did a really good job of being thoughtful.  It brought a lot of joy to my life and also helped me to nurture and maintain friendships.  Then the last 3 children came along and, like so many other things, small gestures of thoughtfulness fell out of my life in favor of plain old survival.

Taking five minutes to make this sweet tag made me feel happy.  It was simple, but gave me the chance to create something with a dear friend in mind.  It also cost me nothing because I used materials I have on hand.  This was a great way to make a few of those awesome paper flowers without committing to hours with a glue gun in hand!

If you’re interested, the flower tutorial is here.  Have a great day!

Hopeful Homemaker

2 comments

  • Julene

    You my dear, are one of the most THOUGHTFUL, compassionate women I know. What a gift you are to so many. When you combine that thoughtfulness with your incredible talent for all things creative, it blows my mind what you can do. I love you. Thank you for your example and inspiration, though I still dare not attempt the paper flowers! 🙂

  • What an adorable tag! You are such an example to me of thoughtfulness and creativity. I hope you know how amazing you are. I think I need to try some of these paper roses.

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