By Jordan of Polkadot Press Edited by Amy Christie

These balsa wood gift tags are a quick way to jazz up your Christmas gifts. An added bonus is they’re simple enough for little hands to help with. If your children are anything like my 4-year-old, they’ll love stamping and punching holes in the balsa wood!

You’ll probably have everything you need on hand except the Balsa wood, which is easy to come by and quite inexpensive. I bought one length from a craft store and I will have enough for all my tags!

Grab those wrapped gifts and let’s get started.

Here’s what you’ll need:

-Balsa Wood – found in Michael’s or most craft or hobby shops
-Letter stamps (coloured markers could work)
-Stamp Pad
-Craft knife
-Ruler & cutting mat
-Hole Punch
-Ribbon for hanging

Cut your balsa wood to the size you would like. I used a 4″ x 0.75″ long tag. But you could make more of a square size if you prefer.

Using your letter stamps and stamp pad, add your names or Christmas message. These dry almost immediately given the absorption of the wood.

Punch a hole in your balsa wood. I used an old leather punch I had on hand that gave me different sized holes, but a regular single hole punch would work fine, or even a sharp pencil works; the joys of the soft Balsa wood!

Attach some ribbon and voila…personalized presents!

Balsa wood would also make darling napkin ring place cards!

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas enjoying family, friends and making wonderful memories!

Images by Jordan of Polkadot Prints for Design Mom.