My favorite way to wrap presents is with handmade wrapping paper. I love the look of handmade, simple gifts. The easiest (and most inexpensive) way I've found to make my own paper is to go to Lowes or any hardware store and buy a large roll of brown or green kraft paper, and then use a white colored pencil or china marker to draw on it - snowflakes, wavy lines or anything really. You can also use a pencil eraser dipped in white ink to make little polka dots (see photo below). Then I tie up the packages with striped bakers string or a thick colorful yarn.
For gift tags this year, I used linocut stamps I made, dipped in silky black ink. I love how simple and graphic they came out. And I thought you might like them too. So I'm offering them as a free download for you to print. They look best on card stock - bright white or any color that matches your wrapping.
I hope you'll like them!
Click on the tags image below to open it in a new window and save it (or drag and drop) to your desktop: