This one is super-simple, but so charming you may get a disproportionate amount of satisfaction out of seeing your adorable little snowmen all lined up in a row. Exactly the kind of project I like.
This project was inspired by Pinterest, naturally, but pursued because I was trying to avoid one of my least-favorite holiday tasks: getting my boys to sit down and write their “Tos” and “Froms” two dozen times each. (Of course, there’s an easier way to avoid it that — write it myself — but I still want the kids to be involved. And what grandma wouldn’t prefer an adorable four-year-old’s careful letters spelling “Noah”?)
Our spice mixes were stirred, jarred, labeled, and packaged, so all that was left was the wrapping. I decided I’d rather glue 72 buttons with my boys than make them sign their names, so we made these super easy button snowman gift tags.
I had the boys write their names with a Sharpie on white paper, scanned them in, cropped, and dropped onto a Publisher file. I added to “to” names and then printed out on a full sheet of cardstock. (I left some blank “to” and “from” so that Owen could write his own to his teachers. He was in fifth grade, after all.)
I used my tag shape template to cut around the printed area. We flipped it over, glued on our buttons, and I added the itty bitty ribbon scarf (the boys had zero interest in such embellishment). These little cuties turned a chore into something fun.