December 12, 2010

Dance competition and personalized gift tags...

Before I show you my super easy craft, I have to give a shout-out to Emma's dance team which took first place in their category at the dance competition on Saturday. Woo hoo!

I don't have great action shots of their performance (and a certain twelve year old doesn't want me to post the video...which is fabulous) but either way, Congratulations,Emma!

PS. This was how Josie entertained herself when Emma wasn't dancing.

...a popcorn/crafting station.

Now, onto the craft. December keeps marching on and it's time to start wrapping gifts. Here's a fun way to create special gift tags by personalizing them with cupcake and candy paper liners. They remind me of award ribbons.


Candy paper liners (I used a gold foil paper liner, but any kind would work, they just need to be smaller than a cupcake paper liner)
Cupcake paper liners
Clip art or white computer paper

1. Press a cupcake liner flat so that it forms a circle.
2. Press a candy paper liner flat so that it forms a circle.
3. Glue the candy paper liner in the center of the cupcake paper liner.
4. Cut two pieces of ribbon and attach with tape to the back of the cupcake paper liner.
5. Trace a circle (a shot glass works well) onto your white paper. Or, use the circle shape found in your word processor. You can then insert a text box inside the circle for your recipients name. If you use a shot glass, you'll then use a pen to address your recipients name.
6. Cut out the circle and glue to the center of the candy paper liner. Clip art can also be used as a center embellishment. I also started doubling the cupcake liners and fringing the inside liner to give it a bit of dimension.

Pretty easy! Pinky swear!
Have a fabulous week ahead!


Number 6 and no more counting! said...

very cute!

I see the scottie dogs hanging in your kitchen. Are you a scottie lover?


La Vie Quotidienne said...

Congratulation to the lovely dancer.(-: What a cute and cleaver idea for an award.

Heather said...

I love the little "award" tags. You have such great craft ideas for kids. Have you ever thought about writing a book?

Heather said...

Oops...I forgot to congratulate the dancer. They all look the photo when they are posing.

Courtney said...

Congrats to Emma (I would have loved to have seen her video). I love the gift tags, your presents will look great under the tree.

Jodee Leader said...

Way to go, Emma! You must be one proud mama! Love the picture of Josie too!

Cute tags! Hope you have a great week!

Mike and Barb said...

Good job, Emma!
And thank you, Kim, for all you support while we were in China.
It's so nice to be "virtually" surrounded by friends all over!
Love, Barb

a Tonggu Momma said...

Way to go, Emma! (And yes, I congratulated her even though she wouldn't let us see the amazing video. Because I am nice like that. *grin*)

PandaMom said...

Way to go on the competition!!!!!

Shanna said...

Congrats to Emma and her dance team! I would love to see a video.... I know you all were fabulous!
Cute gift tag idea! Too bad Ive already wrapped all our gifts and put a tacky sticker tag on everyone of them. hahaha! So NOT special! Oh well, there's always next year :)

Joanna B said...

I love the picture of Josie cheering on her big sister. And I LOVE that idea for gift tags! I may have to try that out!

Lee said...

Great pictures of the dance team! Wow, Emma-way to go!
Great ideas for gift tags.
Thanks for sharing!

Anita said...

YAY Emma! Can we convince you to let your momma put up the video pretty please?? :)

And what a fun idea for Christmas tags! Maybe a Saturday project for Kaylin and I!! :)

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