Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Art of Giving. Part 2

Part 1: Artful Giving
Part 2: Artful Tagging
Part 3: Artful Embellishing.
Now, every little package is just glorious and in my last post, The Art of Giving Part 1, but what if we just don't have the time or resources for all of that?

Honestly, I get invited to so many baby showers and such right now, I try and have a couple of bags/gifts all ready to go if I need to. Now, I am not the best gift wrapper, but that is the reason of this post, to inspire, right?

So, if you cannot wrap due to size or whatever, how about just throwing on a nice tag? One whose color scheme and style matches the gift (preferably). A shabby chic glittered thing is wonderful, but not so much on a bright glossy red thingamajodigidy.

There are tons of lovely tag options. You can stamp them, glitter them, wrap necklaces around them, lace them, tie dye them, nest them, tea stain them, plant them, scrapbook on them, ribbon them and jewel them...

You can make them out of paper, fabric, wood, ceramic, crystal, bacon, plantable matter...Did I forget anything? Oh, well, you can do that too!

You could even braid a lock of your hair and tie it with a bow if you are giving Lord Byron's book of poems. (He had a 4 foot long braid of hair given to him by a lady once. I know!)

Tags that are bright, colorful and with a bit of surprise makes a wonderful addition to your gift.

Of course, natural themes like nests, shells and twine are perfect in over the top pairs, or simply tied with a string.

So, tie on a tag with a little note, or better yet, leave it plain so that the gift recipient can use it again.... it may make it's rounds back to you someday. The final edition of "The Art of Giving" is a real treat, so don't forget to check back!

The Art of Giving, Part 1


~Mrs. Guru~ said...

So cute!

Chantel Monet said...

Oooh thank you for wrangling these up for us! I was just at Michaels today, and was looking at a book that was solely about gift tags. These are so creative and inspiring!

Mrs. Mordecai said...

How inspiring! It sure beats handing over the gift in a plastic grocery bag, which I've been known to do.

bodoba said...

Awww so much thought and care are put into those! Defninitely inspired me with what to do with those scrapbooking stickers that don't fit on the scrapbooking pages.

vivian said...

wow lisa, where do you come up with all this stuff!? I love so many of them I cant even tell you which ones are my faves!
thanks for sharing such great ideas!

Little Lovables / Jeweled Ambrosia said...

thanks all! I really just look out for exciting things and save them when I find them!

Shannon said...

Those tree pop up gift tags are so cool!

Anonymous said...

Oh thank you for including my Shabby Chic crown gift tags in your wonderful list of goodies! There are some really cute ones!

Jamie :)

Anonymous said...

Ahhh thank you for featuring my gift tags. What a lovely post. You selected some great tags too.

Anonymous said...

Thankyou so much for putting my seashells and glitter tags in your The Art of Giving post. I love all the tags you featured too. Glad to be part of it.:)

mommyholly said...

Thank you so much for mentioning my tags, I so appreciate it!! And I just love this post of yours... ALL of these tags are amazingly cute!!! xoxox Holly

Sweet CuddleCakes said...

HI!! Thanks so much for the mention! You found some beautiful tags!!

Polka Dot Moon said...

What a wonderful collection! You've found some fabulous and very creative tags.
Thanks for including my Pink Bird Nest gift tag!

cathy savels said...

This sure is a great collection. I had no idea so many different types of tags existed! Lovely blog. Thanks for including my wooden tags. Take care, Cathy

Sherry said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. I love yours!!! I can't wait to get a chance to look at your older posts!

Have a great day!

Kerrie Lightfoot said...

I was looking for some cute caramel apple tags! Thank you soo much for the inspiration.

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