Lost & Found Christmas: Vingtage Holiday Tags

November 14th, 2011

Karen from The Bald Dragonfly here, and I happen to think that nobody describes the iconic holiday image better than Clement Clarke Moore from his poem, The Night Before Christmas. The image portrayed in Lost & Found Christmas is the spitting image of what is written…”…He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf…” It became a great focal point to my hand crafted holiday gift tags and ornament holder. The beautiful textures and patterns from the Lost & Found: Christmas line offer a nice vintage vibe, while the red glittered accents add a touch of sophistication and glam.

To make the tag/ornament holder, I started with an upcycled package from my boys’ toys. After washing and cleaning the inside and out, I carefully measured the Santa paper and cut to fit inside the packaging. After rounding the corners, I simply added a bit of repositional adhesive in strategic locations to secure the image to the clear packaging. I repeated for the back side of the packaging as well with the same sheet of paper. Then I wrapped some jute twine around the outside of the packaging, having secured that with hot glue.

The tags were created from various designs from the Lost & Found: Christmas collection and scrapbooking/cardmaking tools such as corner rounders, label die cuts, twine and fasteners. I found a bit of red, glittery ribbon that had been recycled from my mother-in-laws holiday arrangement from last year that was a perfect match to the red glitter accents! I simply added a strip of the lighter patterned paper to the back of the tags as a place for the address of the gifts.

Once the person that I gift this to has used up all the tags, the decorated box remains as a perfect place to store precious and delicate ornaments. It’s is like two gifts in one! The possibilities are endless for tag-making with this line. Mix and match patterns and shapes to add variety to your tag line-up or let your tags become more vintage by including such things as lace and buttons.

14 responses to “Lost & Found Christmas: Vingtage Holiday Tags”

  1. Jen Allyson says:

    these are adorable!

  2. Lisa says:

    This is a wonderful project Karen! The recipient is sure to love all of your pretty tags and the fun keepsake box!!

  3. Angie Hinksman says:


  4. Barb says:

    I’m so glad I stopped by to see the tags that fit into that beautiful holder! Each one is wonderful, Karen! Beautifully created project!

  5. Judith says:

    These look gorgeous Karen 🙂

  6. erin says:

    Fabulous, love the stamped on patterned paper look, great tags.

  7. ~amy~ says:

    Oh Karen….super fabulous projects!!!!

  8. Jen W. says:

    Karen, your tags are gorgeous and so perfect for inside your scrummy Santa box!

  9. lynn says:

    your tags and holder are SO very sweet, karen!

  10. Jenny M says:

    So well crafted and thought out as always Karen…your projects are always so special 🙂 Love the colours and trim details.
    Jenny x

  11. Love the papers. Karen, your projects are always so fabulous!

  12. LOVE this project, Karen!!! Way to go upcycling that packaging!!!! All of the sparkle is divine and those patterned papers are GORGEOUS!!!

  13. jen shears says:

    these are amazing! love that you found ribbon that is a perfect match! 🙂

  14. Nicole says:

    I like these tags…A LOT! {I linked back to it in my gift wrap post.} 🙂

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