Sunday 6 November 2011

Handmade Christmas gift tags tutorial

I've been having a bit of a pre-Christmas clear-out and found some brown luggage tags left over from an art show I did, so I thought I'd re-cycle them to make Christmas tags! 

It's really quick and easy and a good way to use up scraps of pretty paper left over from other projects. Here's a quick how-to if you want to make some yourself:

The tags I had were a bit too large for me so I cut them down to the size I wanted. Then I drew the tag shape onto my chosen papers, using the tag itself as a template, and cut it out.

I glue the paper onto the tag using PVA glue, then when it was completely dry punched a hole through the top and added some thin red ribbon.

I left the backs blank to write a message but you could cover both sides with paper if you wanted. Here are some more I made, this time with a little heart and a button added :)


  1. They look lovely- so much nicer than plain tags:)

  2. These gift tags are lovely, Anyone who gets them on the pressies will be lucky!

    I particularly like the heart and button ones.

    It was wonderful to have you visit my blog and leave a beautiful comment, It makes me happy that you adore the humor and quirkiness of my little bird series!

    Wishing you and your loved ones a fun-filled week.


  3. Your Christmas tags are elegant and I like the pastel ones, too. I wondered about the sneezing on a Sunday, too- couldn't find the line for the first day of the week.

  4. These are beautiful, Angie! I have a huge box of plain brown tags and didn't feel inspired to do anything with them. Now I can't wait to create some gift tags. I love the Christmas ones, and the addition of the hearts and buttons to the pastel ones is so cute! Thank you!