Craft Cottage - DIY Embellished Gift Tags

Skill Level:

Beginner

Crafting Time:

Less than 1 hour

Technique(s):

Paper Punching

Material(s):

Paper
Washi Tape

Category:

Gift Wrapping

Tag(s):

Nifty & Thrifty

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DIY Embellished Gift Tags

Store-bought gift tags are just fine, but handmade gift tags can really make a Christmas present feel special. You can easily create these gift tags using your favorite paper; the great thing about paper crafting is that you can adapt these ideas and use whatever paper you want. Adhesive-backed cardstock is especially nice because you can just cut and paste, minus the messy glue part.

Supplies & Tools

  • Assorted paper and cardstock
  • Assorted ribbons and embellishments
  • Various paper punches
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Glue or glue runner*
  • Aluminum foil** (optional)

*A glue runner is amazing! It looks like a white-out tape dispenser, and it’s so much easier (and faster) to use than glue.

**If your paper punch gets dull, use aluminum foil to sharpen it. Just slide a sheet of foil into the punch (as you would with paper) and squeeze it several times. That should do the trick!

Directions:

  1. Measure and cut paper to desired size.
  2. Add whatever embellishments you like. Check out the photos below for inspiration.
  3. Tape to the gift or punch a hole and hang on a gift bag.
Punch a snowflake on the front of the tag, add stickers or ribbon.
Punch a snowflake on the front of the tag, then add stickers or ribbon.
Add washi tape and a paper flower.
Add washi tape and a paper flower.
Make ornament shaped gift tags
Make ornament tags by drawing two circles connected by a small rectangle. Cut out, fold in half, and tie yarn or ribbon around the neck. (Hint: cut little notches to keep the ribbon in place.)
Cut other shapes like mittens, hearts, or stockings!
Cut other shapes like mittens, hearts, or stockings!
For wintery tags, cut icicles, add a layer of vellum, or use silver ribbon.
For wintery tags, cut icicles, add a layer of vellum, or use silver ribbon.
Have fun using different paper punches! If you don’t have many paper punches, borrow from a friend. Invite your buddies over to make gift tags, cards, etc.
Have fun using different paper punches! If you don’t have many paper punches, borrow from a friend. Invite your buddies over to make gift tags, cards, etc., and have fun crafting. After all, that’s the most important part.