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Holiday Gift Adornments

These smartly wrapped packages have retro charm. Attaching the holiday tags is a cinch -- they're designed with slits that fit around ribbon. And the handles slip right over the tops of plain bags, turning them into cute parcels that you can carry.




  1. Step 1

    Download and print tags on white card stock. Cut out.

  2. Step 2

     Cut ribbon long enough to wrap around your gift box. For a tag with two slots, you'll need one piece; a tag with four slots will require two. 

  3. Step 3

    Wrap ribbon around box, securing ends with tape. Cover tape by threading tag over taped section.

  4. Step 4


    Download and print handles on white card stock, enlarging or reducing them to match the width of your gift bags (for standard lunch bags, enlarge by 135 percent). Cut out.

  5. Step 5

     1. Score the handle so you can fold it in half horizontally. 

  6. Step 6

    Place a present or treats in a bag. Trim the top of the bag, cutting it 1 or 2 inches higher than the top of the items inside.

  7. Step 7

    Use double-sided tape to close bag. Affix handle to the bag with double-sided tape, sandwiching the top of the bag inside.

Martha Stewart Living, December 2004



Reviews (3)

  • Eener623 5 Dec, 2008

    I wish the templates would have seperate pages for each theme.

  • sdehaemer 29 Nov, 2008

    Looks like it was December 2004 issue

  • picsess 7 May, 2008

    Looking for some really cool Christmas gift tags that appeared a couple years before or after this idea. Printed out the template but forgot to save it. Does anyone remember these? Can you tell me what issue they appeared in? I have almost all the past December issues so could just scan and have for future use.