How to draw a holly sprig well enough to decorate a gift tag:
In past years I’ve just written the To: From: directly on the wrapping paper with a sharpie.
I’m a little lazy.
This year, though, I’ve decided to branch out a little … hand-draw some holly sprigs for tags.
“branch” out! ha! get it?!
Man, I kill me
I actually kind of love that all the tags are different – I hand-drew on each.
Rather than drawing once and making copies.
Each tag being individually a little flawed and different just feels so much warmer and loving to me…
I used a red colored pencil to draw 3 circles (holly berries) in one corner of the tag….
Then used the green colored pencil to draw 2 holly leaves.
Just a little bit of a wave-like side of the leaf, and another on the other side.
Colored it in and now there’s this delicate little corner embellishment to the tag.
Easy easy easy.
I’m all for easy.
I love that I can just use printer paper, and take a few extra seconds and make as many tags as I need with that lovely handmade look.
I kind of abhor the store-bought tags….. Sorry.
Those technicolor nutcrackers or crazy smiling angels?
Do you make your own holiday tags?