French Inspired Christmas: Gift Tags and Fabric Tape

We love Christmas here at A Spoonful of Sugar – it is the most wonderful time of the year and it really brings out our creative energy. Each year we have a colour theme that we work around. This year we will be decorating in white with touches of red and white gingham, and will adopt a French Country style to our Christmas projects. Sarah and I are currently planning a wonderful holiday to Paris next year with some of our extended family, so celebrating Christmas French style will be perfect! It is currently 77 days until Christmas, so over the next couple of months, we will be sharing some of our ideas and projects for Christmas decorating, gift wrapping, gifts, food and more. 

We haven’t started our Christmas shopping yet, but we do like to have a gift wrapping station set up so that items can be wrapped as we go. First up with our preparations this year are Christmas gift tags.
Joyeux Noel Gift Tags
Materials:
  • plain white tags – either cut your own on a die cutting machine or buy plain white shipping tags
  • red gingham fabric
  • printed  Christmas greeting
  • gingham ribbon (available at Ribbons Galore)
  • bakers twine (available at Ribbons Galore and The Haby Goddess)
Method:
Using French Script font, we printed Joyeux Noel onto white cardstock, and cut them into strips. Next we cut a piece of red gingham, slightly smaller than our tag. Using the sewing machine we stitched the fabric and the greeting to the tag. Thread the tag with gingham ribbon or bakers twine.

Gingham Fabric Tape:
Materials:
  • Gingham fabric
  • JAC double sided adhesive paper
Method:
Iron the gingham fabric so that it is nice and flat. Cut a piece of fabric, the same size as the JAC paper. Peel off the backing paper on one side of the JAC paper, and stick it to the wrong side of the fabric. Cut the fabric into 1/2 inch strips. When ready to use, cut the strips into short lengths, and peel of the remaining backing paper, and use it to tape your gifts.
If you don’t want to make your own gingham fabric tape, you can find ready made gingham fabric tape at The Haby Goddess
Hope you enjoyed the first of our Christmas posts – we hope to have more ideas to share over the coming weeks.
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Comments

  1. says

    So pretty! I love them and inspiring me to get started on my Christmas early. I always wait to the last minute. :-) Won’t you come by and share at Totally Transformed Tuesday? We’d love to have you. Hugs, Peggy

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