Stitched Paper and Mandala Gift Tag

Stitched Paper & Mandala Tag - an easy & creative way to add a handmade aspect to your gift giving! | by @mamamissblog #handmadeholiday #RAMS

I’m back with another series with the Rockin’ Art Moms today!

Our last series focused on making better blog photos.  Today we are here to bring you some handcrafted, DIY Gift Wrapping: Rockin’ Art Mom Style!

I decided to do a mama project this time (for the post) since those are few & far between – buuuuut as the way things work out – V usually wants to do everything I do, so of course I let her with this as well :)  To turn this into a kid-made project, just use a Super Low Temp Glue Gun, Super Low Temp Glue Sticks, and a Plastic Sewing Needle (which is what we did).





Lately I’m obsessed with Mandala’s – OBSESSED!!

Inspired from some fellow Rockin’ Art Moms (Picklebums, Meri Cherry, Babble Dabble Do, Tiny Rotten Peanuts, Artful Parent) to start…Mandala’s are on the design brain lately!

Creating mandalas helps stabilize, integrate, and re-order inner life. – Susanne F. Fincher

I would have to totally agree with that assessment – something about the sequencing, placing pieces symmetrically, and one-by-one – amazingly therapeutic (my new go-to chill time activity)!  And these mandala gift tags are a little bit of perfect.

Today I’m creating a super simple, totally handmade, Stitched Wrapping Paper & Mandala Gift Tag – to add a bit of creativity to your gift giving this holiday season.

Stitched Paper & Mandala Tag - an easy & creative way to add a handmade aspect to your gift giving! | by @mamamissblog #handmadeholiday #RAMS

Stitched Paper & Mandala Tag - an easy & creative way to add a handmade aspect to your gift giving! | by @mamamissblog #handmadeholiday #RAMS

Stitched Paper & Mandala Tag - an easy & creative way to add a handmade aspect to your gift giving! | by @mamamissblog #handmadeholiday #RAMS

Stitched Paper & Mandala Tag - an easy & creative way to add a handmade aspect to your gift giving! | by @mamamissblog #handmadeholiday #RAMS

materials/supplies Stitched Paper & Mandala Gift Tag

 

instructions

-to create the Mandala Tag

  1. Start off by creating your desired circle shape on the cardstock using your compass (you could also trace a DVD or a household circle shape too).
  2. Cut it out with scissors.
  3. Have fun – lay out your design on the circle cut out with the sequins/spangles – play with different patterns.
  4. Using your glue gun, starting with the middle piece, lifting up individually the sequins and gluing them down.
  5. Punch a hole in the top with a hole puncher – thread with twine to make it a tag.

-to create the Stitched Wrapping Paper

Stitched Paper & Mandala Tag - an easy & creative way to add a handmade aspect to your gift giving! | by @mamamissblog #handmadeholiday #RAMS

  1. Start off by tracing the top lid of your box (from the gift you are wrapping) onto a section of the wrapping paper you are using (thicker paper like kraft paper is ideal to be able to not rip during the stitching. *A
  2. Create your desired pattern for stitching – drawing it with a pencil (I created a simple three lines) – on the inside of the wrap within the parameter of the traced lid.
  3. Using your large eye needle stitch the pattern with the twine.  Tape down the ends (on the inside when finished). *B
  4. Line up your box, upside down, lining it up in the traced square & wrap your present!

Stitched Paper & Mandala Tag - an easy & creative way to add a handmade aspect to your gift giving! | by @mamamissblog #handmadeholiday #RAMS

Stitched Paper & Mandala Tag - an easy & creative way to add a handmade aspect to your gift giving! | by @mamamissblog #handmadeholiday #RAMS

Stitched Paper & Mandala Tag - an easy & creative way to add a handmade aspect to your gift giving! | by @mamamissblog #handmadeholiday #RAMS

Looking for more Rockin’ holiday ideas?

Here’s our group Pinterest board for other Rockin’ Holiday DIYs!

And here are the other phenomenal bloggers in this Rockin’ Art Moms series, aptly titled: “DIY Gift Wrapping Rockin’ Art Mom Style”

 

Buggy and Buddy – Furoshiki Fabric Gift Wrap

Art Bar – Printable Christmas Wrap with Braided Rope and Pom Pom

Pink Stripey Socks – Poppable Wrapping Paper

Babble Dabble Do – Tie Dye Gift Wrap

Tiny Rotten Peanuts –  Snowflake Wrapping Paper

Artful Parent – Handmade Wrapping Paper with Foam Stickers

Willow Day – Swedish Horse Wrapping Paper

Meri Cherry – Picture Frame Wrapping Paper

And mine, Mama Miss above :)

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Comments

  1. Ooooh these are gorgeous!
    We are obsessed with mandalas too… and my kids will LOVE doing this! thanks for the inspiration!

  2. I love everything about this- and the stitching is such a beautiful touch!!

  3. Gorgeous! I love how the mandala can be the centerpiece to offset simple paper.

  4. This is such an original and beautiful idea. I love these and can imagine what fun the kids would have making this! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I’m loving the combo of the Mandala and the folksiness of the stitching on the paper! I never would have thought to stitch on the wrapping paper itself, and it looks so great. I think we’ll have to make some Mandala gift tags for sure-

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