Holiday Wrapping: DIY Modern Rudolph Gift Tags

DIY Modern rudolph gift tags

Let’s be honest, 99% of our gifts are still in boxes or bags from the store stuffed in storage, but we did wrap 4 gifts (to be exact), and the gift tags were too cute not to share! This is simple DIY holiday wrapping anyone can do at home on your own computer without any fancy programs. We were still on a high from our Real Simple holiday photo shoot, and couldn’t get enough of the framed holiday art. So, with a little tweaking, the prints became cool and modern DIY gift tags. You can make them, too, in no time at all.



Step 1: Buy the files. The deer print is available from Designers Forever Shop. The Merry & Bright printable is from Fleur de Lis. These files are so affordable, and they can be amazing art (and gift tags). Here’s what they looked like as framed art. Cute, huh?!


Step 2: Open the files on your computer to add Merry Christmas words to the deer photo. (We used Preview on the MacBook). Optional: You can use Canva, which is a phenomenal program online we frequently use.

Step 3: When you print the file, make the copies per page 6, not 1, on the print preview/options. It will print 6 of the images on one page for you, and they are the perfect gift tag size.

Step 4: Trace the shape of a gift tag onto each photo, and then cut it out. Next, use a hole punch to punch a hole on top, and add a string to attach it to a gift.

Step 5: Glue mini red pom poms on the nose for a “modern Rudolph look.” You can add the name of the gift recipient, as well as yours to the back of the card, or add a mini banner tag on top for the name.





Happy gifting!

Day 1: DIY Christmas Art

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On Friday, we announced a BIG DEAL from {promo code SORELLE} happening through Dec. 8. So, today we’re going to show you a little of what a Silhouette Portrait can do.

Today is also the start of j. sorelle’s 12 Days of Christmas. For 12 days, we have fun, creative and festive Christmas DIY projects, holiday party necessities and gift ideas for you!

Without further adieu…

On the first day of Christmas, j. sorelle gave to you…DIY Christmas art.

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We’re dreamy for deer this time of year, and we love the nostalgic, fuzzy feelings we feel when we see a photo of a freshly cut Christmas tree strapped to the top of a red car. Now, we can display our favorite holiday images in our homes with our own Christmas Art. We call our art Deer Date, Merry Merry and Oh Joy

You’ll Need:

How To:
Step 1: Design and cut the art using your Silhouette Studio software and Portrait or CAMEO cutting machine. They have so many beautiful and fun artwork options you can purchase for .99 each. If you don’t have a Silhouette and want one for Christmas, check this out. And, if you don’t have access to a Silhouette, you can trace and use cut outs and pre-cut art.

Step 2: Use a paintbrush to paint Modge Podge on the back of each cut out and place on your blank canvas.

DIY christmas wall art

diy christmas art

Step 3: Once all art is in place, find a place with really good ventilation and spray sealant on your art.

Step 4: Display.

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{images via j. sorelle}

weekend goodness

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  1. Jessica’s idea of a really fun night out-on-the-town was to learn how to make pie, and it didn’t involve a single glass of vino. Her husband looked at her like she was slightly nuts when she said she wanted to drive 2 hours to a pie workshop. But with a love for apple pie {thanks to grandma} and a workshop hosted by Lexy with Proper Pinwheel in the mix, there was no stopping her. The party was featured on Style Me Pretty Living, and its worth checking out, plus it has a delicious apple pie recipe just in time for the holidays. You will see Jessica in a photo or two, and her pie, covered in hearts, of course.
  2. We read this blog post and wept. Not only was it beautifully written, but it broke our hearts and inspired us at the same time. It served as a reminder for us to appreciate the precious time we have with our families, to understand the miracle that our children are and what an honor it is to watch them grow, and how blessed our lives really are. Oren Miller, you and your family are in our prayers. You’re amazing.
  3. Make it a priority to Pay it Forward this holiday season like this young boy and father did. Get the tissues out…again.
  4. We’re obsessed with antler and deer decor this holiday season, and when combined with mixed metallics, gold, greenery, wood and wine, we are “head over deers.” This holiday craft party is absolutely gorgeous!
  5. Conni sets the table beautifully for Thanksgiving. Perhaps you can gather some ideas for your own Thanksgiving celebration?

Have a lovely weekend, and stay warm.

Styling by the one and only Lexy at The Proper Pinwheel
Photography by the talented Sally Mae Photography
Flowers from Flower Muse