The holidays are coming up and I’m so excited to share with you one of the “new discoveries” I’ve made this month! It’s going to make your gift giving this Christmas so much easier! Today I’ll share with you how I used it to make this DIY Mason Jar Sewing Kit. If you’ve got crafty friends to buy for this Christmas this might be just what you’re looking for. (I’ve even included a free printable for you).
I love fun packaging for the holidays. I think that you can take a simple gift and elevate it to a whole new level by packaging it well. You can see how I’ve packaged up some gifts in the past here.
This great discovery that I made this last month was courtesy of the good folks at Avery. For years I’ve been printing out cards for my gifts and then cutting them out with scissors or trying to find a punch just the right size. It drove me crazy. The same thing would happen when I’d make cupcake pics or party decorations. Then I found these labels by Avery and went, ‘Ah ha, that would be soooooo much easier!’
The Avery labels are new to me and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. I chose to work with the square ones but there are also ovals, circles and tags. The paper is very high quality too and looks great when printed on. You can get them in matte or glossy surface.
Here’s what’s cool… Avery has thought the whole process out for you, you don’t have to be a graphic designer or own any extra computer programs to use these labels. They have provided software online to do the whole process for you, plus it’s customizable. Want tags for the teacher gifts? Or a “baked by Me” sticker for a cookie box? You can do that all online. Just click over to the Avery Design & Print Online, select the label you’re working with, and the design you like and customize away. Then print it off at home. Peel of the label and you’re done.
What’s else is cool? If you’re like me and are comfortable designing items they also provide FREE TEMPLATES for you. Just download the template and open it up in your computer program and design away. No worries, whatever you design will fit perfectly on your label.
After working with the square labels for a bit, I decided to design a label for a DIY Mason Jar Sewing Kit. I think that these make great gifts at the holidays for crafty folks, and the label seemed like a great addition. If you’d like to make your own you can download a PDF of my printable here… it’s designed to fit on the Avery 22846 square labels.
You don’t have to use the printable only for a Mason Jar Sewing kit you can also use it to organize items in your sewing room, I love how it looks on my button jars.
What sewist wouldn’t love some fabric as a gift? Just add the label to a bag for a simple gift.
These black and white polka dot gift bags are the perfect size to fit a couple of fat quarters in, a great gift for you favorite quilter.
If you’re looking for more packaging ideas for Christmas and Holiday gifts you can follow Avery on Pinterest. There you’ll find loads of ideas for tags for cookies, neighbor gifts, teacher gifts and baked goods.
What do you think? What would you use these labels for? Leave a comment here to let me know and you’ll be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card courtesy of Avery.
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