by Traci Bautista December 21, 2018

handmade holiday by traci bautista

Merry Christmas Eve creative lovely! The other day, I was talking to my nieces about making handmade wrapping paper and showing them a video from when Goosie {my oldest niece who is now 10} was about 6 months old. In the video, we were making collaborative wrapping paper and I had her sitting on my lap drawing and doodling with crayons.

This had me searching for one of my old blog post to find the video and I happened upon this roundup post. I know it's a day away from Christmas but If you're anything like me, you might be doing a bit of last minute shopping and wrapping.

So hopefully...this post encourages and inspires you to create a few handmade gift tags, cards or wrapping paper. You can whip up a set of handmade tags in about 10-15 minutes or draw/doodle on a recycled Whole Foods bag to create a gift card envelope or stitch a quick handmade holiday card.

If you are already done with your holiday prep..that's awesome! I wish I was that! You can use these ideas for another special occasion or for next year. Grab that stash of Gel Press printed papers and take some time to add a little handmade flair to your holiday gifts.

I'm off to finish my holiday shopping and wrapping!

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Back in 2009, I began a holiday blog series every December called {24} holiday inspirations, where I shared loads of holiday tutorials, inspiration, and ideas.I thought I'd share a few of my FAVE posts to inspire you!

If you are looking for last minute wrapping/decor/paper/stationery ideas, there is so much good content which has been previously published on my blog through the years. PLUS a few FREEBIE holiday gift tags are in the posts below. click on names/photos below and you'll be taken to the original blog post. enjoy the holiday inspiration...

stocking stuffers + stitched holiday gift tags


DIY recycled gift envelopes + cardboard tags from grocery bags

recycled gift envelopes grocery bags by traci bautista

stitched stocking stuffers

DIY gift wrap + FREE gift tags download

DIY holiday gift wrap by Traci Bautista

create collaborative holiday wrapping paper with kids video


merry + bright art journaling cards

artJOURNALING daily HOLIDAY love merry + bright art journaling cards FREEBIE by traci bautista

handmade holiday cards tutorial


colorful fabric garland



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Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas...happy handmade holidays!...xoxo ~Traci

Traci Bautista
Traci Bautista