Faux Knit Mitten Gift Tag Tutorial

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If you've been following my blog for any length of time, you probably already know about my love of creative gift wrapping.  I found a couple darling knit-style wrapping papers in the stores this year, and knew I wanted to use them to create some beautiful presents to put under the tree this year.

Gift tag that looks like a white knit mitten on a package wrapped with red and white nordic print wrapping paper.

My first idea was to finger-knit some ribbon for the packages, but the white yarn I had was too thin and it looked perfectly terrible, so I came up with a new plan: faux knit mitten gift tags for the gifts.

Gift tag that looks like a white knit mitten on a package wrapped with red and white nordic print wrapping paper.

These worked out just like I imagined they would, and I love them so much!  

Gift tag that looks like a white knit mitten on a package wrapped with red and white nordic print wrapping paper.

They're the perfect cozy touch to go with the sweater-themed giftwrapping paper.

DIY Faux Knit Mitten Christmas Gift Tags Made with Yarn

Gift tag that looks like a white knit mitten on a package wrapped with red and white nordic print wrapping paper.

This mitten gift tag is soft yarn on the front, and cardstock on the back.  Use it as gift tag, or even hang it on the tree as a Christmas ornament.  Or both!   Who says you have to choose just one?

White yarn, cardstock, mitten cookie cutter, and two presents wrapped in red and white nordic sweater print wrapping paper.

Materials for Faux Knit Mitten Gift Tags:

Fingers creating a simple chain with white yarn.

I call this a faux knit mitten gift tag, but I actually did a very simple crochet chain for this project.  You could certainly use a crochet hook to do this, but since I don't crochet, and don't own a crochet hook, I just used my fingers.  It's easy and quick, if you just want to make a simple chain.

Start by typing a loop in the end of a string of yarn.  Put your thumb and forefinger through the loop, and reach through to pinch the yarn and pull it through the existing hoop.

Fingers creating a simple chain with white yarn.

Pull the yarn gently to tighten the chain and shorten the new loop, then complete the process.  Again and again and again, until the chain is as long as you want it to be.

Card stock mitten shape, red and white wrapped presents, white skein of yarn, and chain of white yarn.

I didn't measure my chain, but I'm guessing you'll need 18-24 inches of chain for each gift tag.

card stock cut into a mitten shape by tracing around a mitten cookie cutter.

I cut my mitten shapes out by tracing a cookie cutter I already had, but you could easily just freehand the design.  Cut the shape out of cardstock.

White yarn chain being glued on card stock mitten shape.

Glue the yarn chain to the cardstock mitten base, zigzagging the chain up and down so it looks like a knit mitten.

Gift tag that looks like a white knit mitten on a package wrapped with red and white nordic print wrapping paper.

Pretty snazzy, right?  I love giving beautifully wrapped gifts!  If you like creative gift wrapping as much as I do, be sure to follow my Pinterest board on the subject, so you can see all the great ideas I've collected from around the web.

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