Handmade gift tags. I totally cheated borrowed my friends Cricut. Needless to say I totally want one! You can also get free printables here

I cut a variety of tag sizes and embellished them with paper cut outs, trim, glitter and stamps. I chose twine and a shabby chic theme. But you could use all white with whitw ribbon and glitter or snowflake stamps for a White Christmas theme. These were a big hit with my crafty buds.

holiday handmade
To create your own display trees for cents on the dollar grab some poster board! Create a cone with preferred height and width and leave about a 1/2in to an inch overlap secure all along length of the overlapped edge with hot glue. Make it smoother and more secure by doing small portions at a time to maintain shape. I was looking for an excuse to use up all these scraps I had and was really into the shabby chic hand done look this year. You can secure burlap, strings of pearl or just cover in buttons or glitter! Enjoy please send pics of your crafty creations to hauteingenue@gmail.com I would love to see them and share them too!
028 Creations with my crafty ladies!

To make cards fold card in half and cut loose! I find paper crafts very therapeutic. Shown here crepe paper, lace, ribbon, and vintage buttons give these cards retro pizzazz. Try scraps from magazines left over bows and twine.