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Hanukkah Gift Ideas

Hanukkah is about to start and I’ve got a few quick and easy gift ideas to help you celebrate the holiday.  First up a gift tag.

I started with two blue Faber Castel gelatos, coloring a piece of white card stock and then spritzing with water.  Once the paper is dry I cut a section with a tag die. I took a 6″ strip of white silk and wrapped it around the tag several times.  I adhered the ends of the silk to the back of the tag and then die cut out a second tag with cardstock to hide the ribbon ends.  With a circle punch I cut out a 1 3/4″ vellum circle and added a SRM sticker.  I added a double-sided banner die, tucking the second side behind the card and tied the tag onto the package with burlap string.  I wrapped the gift in brown packaging paper and blue textured ribbon.

Next up I decorated a pillow box.  Using the same Faber Castel gelatos I punched a circle punch out of the colored paper and then added a SRM sticker to the top.  To add a bit of blue to my silk ribbon I ran the ribbon through the distress inkpad.  I layered my pillow box with a doily, blue ribbon, & white silk and then a vellum die cut and the top colored circle with a sticker.

Another fun idea is to take a tag and add a photo to the back of the tag.  In the photo on the right my youngest son is playing with a dreidel from our cousin.

And the last two goodies I have to share are a gift cardholder and a card.  Hope these ideas help inspires you.

Blog post by: Erin Thiem


May Arts Ribbon Used:

Partners in Craft Supplies:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Faber Castel gelatos, water spritzer
  • EK Success circle punch
  • PTI Tag It Sale die, double sided banner die, white and blue card stock, 1 3/4limitless layers die
  • Vellum
  • SRM sticker
  • Brown packaging paper
  • Doily
  • Upcycled pillow box
  • The Craft’s Meow Vintage snowflakes
  • Rhinestones
  • Jenni Bowlin Trendy Mini Papers
  • Bowdabra bowmaker
  • Tim Holtz distress ink tumbled glass
  1. Sue D

    Very pretty and I like the use of gelatos.

  2. Jen shears

    Beautiful projects! Your photo tag is so cool!!

  3. sharon gullikson

    I love how you used the Gelatos. The rough look is more to my taste than when people use water over them. Nice!!

  4. Karen B.

    Ooh, so stunning!

  5. Yvonne Williams

    Great tags Erin!  I love how you use the gelatos…  I have them on my wish list!

  6. Charlene

    Love your tag technique and the idea of putting a photo on the back.  Happy Hanukkah!


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