Gather your friends and use these patriotic decorating, entertaining, and recipe ideas for this year's 4th of July celebration. From festive star banners and refreshing watermelon coolers to raveworthy party favors and more, your 4th of July party is bound to be summer's biggest shindig.View Slideshow
Be different! Make unique, personalized gift toppers and tags for your friends and family. Create a homemade gift tag, or use our free gift tag downloads to make Christmas gifts look extra special.
Maount a plain tag on kraft paper for a neutral background. Then add a tree shape (cut from paper or purchased at a scrapbooking store) to the front with hot glue.
Create a wintry symbol on a basic gift tag with the familiar shape of a snowman. Stack fuzzy white pom-poms to form the body, and find twigs to make a hat and arms fit for Frosty.
A meaningful tag makes a gift more special. To assemble this homespun version, gather a grouping of old family photos and recipe cards. Mix and match and place in a row. Laminate them, leaving enough space between the cards for folding accordion-style.
Use a mix of related stamps to give your hand-stamped papers a designer look. Fashion a matching tag with the stamp mounted on contrasting paper.
Lucky recipients will burst into song when they receive a trio of stacked gift boxes adorned with rhinestone-studded tags. Hot-glue round white tags atop green cardstock circles, then add gems around rub-on letters.
Personalize basic white tags with a pretty representation of the recipient's name. Use colored markers to write the name and add pretty designs to the tag. This project is perfect for the kids, too!
Keep gift-wrapping simple this year by using white paper and making tags yourself. Use rubber stamps, twine, rickrack, pom-poms, and cutouts to dress up plain shipping tags.
Plain cardboard tags from a stationer's store give you lots of gift tag options. Decorate them with holiday stickers, stamps, or scrapbooking embellishments. We decorated ours with a colorful ribbon and layered two tags for an added color punch.
This bundled-up snowman gift tag makes an impressive presentation. Iridescent glitter and metallic gold detailing provide a bit of glitz, but twig arms and a classic pom-pom hat ensure the tag is suitable for homespun wraps.