Receiving gifts is not my love language, so I have to work a little extra to come up with something unique and meaningful to give to my mom who most definitely does experience love through gifts. I may not be the greatest at gift purchasing, but I really do enjoy wrapping.
My go-to gift wrapping style consists of subtly patterned paper, a pretty ribbon, an embellishment – like a flower or ornament – and a tag. My mom gave me a gift years ago (like for high school graduation maybe?!) with a copper tag and I’ve kept it all these years. When I came across these copper gardening tags, I knew I needed to grab a pack to use in wrapping up her birthday gift.
Because it’s such a simple and inexpensive embellishment for wrapping, I thought I’d show you how to make your own embellished copper tags.
Using a sharp-tipped stylus (or ball point pen), press into the copper as you write your message. Adding some extra padding underneath helps with the embossing (I just stacked up a few sheets of scrap paper).
It’s so pretty how the light reflects on the copper and makes the lettering stand out.
Once your message has been written, simply tie on to the gift using the attached copper wire.
Such an fun way to make a gift extra special.
Do you have a favorite or unexpected way to embellish gifts?