Free Printable | Christmas Snail Mail Coloring Sheets

Santa's Snail Mail Bag | Alternative to Wrapping Paper | DIY Reusable Mini Gift Bag | Pretty Peas Paperie

Happy December! Is it just me or does your Christmas shopping list double once you have a kid? Our adults-only list has suddenly grown to include entire families, friends' babies, godchildren, and furbabies. I was trying to think of some fun stocking-stuffer-type trinkets to tie to gift cards, and came up with this idea as I was styling a photo for one of our Christmas stamps. (I'm 100% sure someone else has probably done this, but I made you a free printable to make it easier!)

Here it is :: a mini coloring kit!


Supplies Needed:

There are so many fun things you can fit in these things—baby sunglasses, a whistle, candy, erasers, jewelry, gift cards—why not skip the paper wrapping altogether and gift your tiny items in a cute, reusable bag!

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Luxe DIY Packaging using Rubber Stamps

Hello, crafters! Today I'm going to share with you a DIY packaging project using our new, vintage-inspired, custom rubber stamp. I just LOVE the simplicity of this's a perfect example that luxury packaging can be achieved without a big budget!

Supplies Needed:

1. If you like the look of a deckled edge, start by carefully tearing your paper into 3.5" by 2" tags (the size of a standard U.S. business card). I did this by folding my paper, wetting the edges with water, then tearing. (This works best with thick cotton or watercolor paper.)

2. The type of ink you use is very important. Since this stamp has really small text, the VersaFine for Fine Details pad is perfect. It does a great job of keeping the ink on the surface of the paper and not seeping/smearing/smudging. Blot your stamp into the pad until the design is covered with ink. Press gently and evenly onto the paper.

3. I bought this eyelet setter set on sale YEARS ago at Michaels. It comes with 4 setting tips, 3 punching tips, and a setting mat packed inside a small, easy-to-store box. Place your stamped tag on the setting mat. (A durable cutting mat works, too.)

Here's what the tip looks like. (I'm not sure what it's called, but it's the one that fits 1/8" eyelets. These eyelets are very small and will not work with anything thicker than twine. Feel free to use a bigger eyelet depending on your needs.)

After punching a hole on either side of the tag, insert the eyelet, turn the tag over, and punch down with the setter.

Once your eyelets are in, thread your twine.

4. Tie your tag around the box and you're done! Isn't is pretty?!

Hope you enjoyed this little packaging tutorial! Follow me on Instagram for sneak peeks and stamp giveaways!


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Polar Express Letters to Santa Rubber Stamp | "Please deliver to Santa by December 25"

Hand-cancel your Letters to Santa with this Polar Express rubber stamp.


Modern XO Gift Tag Stamp

Give your gifts some modern flair with this tag stamp suited for any occasion.


Giant Floral Holiday Gift Tag Stamp

Fall in LOVE with gift wrapping this year by using this giant floral gift tag stamp.


Calligraphy Thank You Stamp on Watercolor Stationery

Say THANK YOU for your gifts by making stationery with this Betty Ling Calligraphy stamp.


Merry Christmas Calligraphy Stamp | Polka-Dot Gift Wrap Ideas

DIY watercolor gift tags look amazing with "Merry Christmas" written in calligraphy! Finish it off with some chalk pen polka-dots.

FREE Printable Christmas Gift Tags

free printable Christmas holiday gift tags It's been a while since we posted a freebie, so here you go :: 3 sets of printable Christmas gift tags!

free printable Christmas holiday gift tags




  • Color Printer
  • High quality matte photo paper or card stock (bright white)
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch
  • Twine, String, or Ribbon


  1. DOWNLOAD the PDF you want to use here:

  2. Print each sheet using your highest quality settings on matte photo paper or card stock.
  3. Finish by trimming and hole punching each tag, then fasten to your gift with twine or ribbon!


Love, Pretty Peas

A little birdie told me it's your birthday...

Bird Message | Creative Gift Wrap [pinit]


Something fun for Friday...a little DIY inspiration for gift wrap!

I bought a package of feathered craft birds at a local craft store thinking I'd SOMEDAY have a use for them. And lo and behold, I did! After wrapping a box in Paper Source's Chartreuse Dots, I tied a bow with this lovely jute-striped ribbon. Instead of a paper gift tag, I glued a bird directly onto the box, then glued a strip of kraft paper under its beak, and voila...

A birthday note delivered by bird! Simple, cute, and super easy. :)

*Links have been provided for the supplies, but it's not necessarily where I purchased everything.