These print and cut Mardi Gras gift tags are perfect for packaging up sweet treats or party goods (read bead and coins) for Fat Tuesday!
If you’ve been around this week, you know I’ve got New Orleans on the brain lately. In keeping with the time of year, I am in full Mardi Gras mode.
I love a good treat and when it comes to Mardi Gras, the treats are in abundance. This year I gave myself a break and, instead of spending two hours making a traditional King Cake, I whipped together some simple Mardi Gras Donuts.
The donuts make great centerpieces and even better party favors to send home with your guests who’ve already consumed a bunch of really rich New Orleans style food!
I made two types of gift tags – a traditional Mardi Gras style tag AND a fun tag that’s perfect for King Cake (or donuts as the case may be).
Mardi Gras Gift Tags
I designed my tags and printed them out on my home color printer. Often I take projects like this to the print shop (their ink is always crisp and fresh), but this go ’round I knew my printer would do the job!
I kept things simple by punching these little tags out with a 2″ circle punch, but it would probably have been as easy to use the print and cut feature on my Cricut.
Initially I’d planned to punch a hole in my tags and tie them to my treat bags with baker’s twine. It would have looked super-cute, but my donuts would have dried out. Instead, I turned to one of my favorite crafting tools – the Xyron Create-a-Sticker.
I know! Most people haven’t heard of it. I am telling you, I use it ALL. THE. TIME. It’s one of my go-to crafting items. I’ve used it for lip balm labels, Christmas tags and my favorite – goodie bag tags!
It’s super simple to use. You just put the item you’d like to make onto the platform and then turn the handle on the side. The item will come out all sticky and ready to go!
This little machine can be found for around $20 online and is probably available at most craft stores. If you’re an #amazonjunkie like me, you can pick it up online. Not ready to invest in this tool? No worries. I started out with it’s smaller one inch friend (still use it all the time to make my own decorative tape).
Once my stickers were good to go, I fastened them to the bags and started to fill my basket. I love the little yellow bakers bags that I received from at Snap a few years ago, but I wanted to show you what the donuts would look like in a clear bag as well.
Aren’t these Mardi Gras Gift tags fun? I love the “Let Them Eat Cake” sticker on my King Cake style Mardi Gras donuts. Super fitting!