Making Your Own Gift Tags

Whether is for birthdays, Christmas or just because, putting a tag on gifts you give is important. They don't have to come from the store though. Add a little of your own personality to your gifts by making your own tags. This is a page about making your own gift tags.

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October 18, 2010

We bought a house that needed to be decorated, so we bought a ton of wallpaper. When we were finished we had 20 rolls left. My daughter and I decided to make gift cards out of the leftovers for every holiday and birthdays. We used the following materials: a paper cutter, a one hole punch, and stamps with sayings on them.

What beautiful cards they turned out to be and we are making some extra cash on the side. This has turned out to be a full time business as well. Who would have thought? Now we have the whole family buying wallpaper for us and crafting as well, so many ideas to use the leftovers from our house.

By Lori from Middlefield, OH

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Add a pretty pocket gift tag to your gift to make it even more special and unique.

Time: 30 mins.




  1. Cut out template and trace onto blue cardstock.
  2. Make folds and score with a bone folder.
  3. To assemble, fold short flap, then the long flap. Apply tape or glue to secure.
  4. Using circle punch, punch the opening of the pocket.
  5. Print "Season's Greetings" label, cut out, adhere to the center of pocket. Embellish with rhinestone.
Gift Tag:

  1. Cut 2 1/2 x 4 inch of white cardstock. Using corner rounder punch, punch the top left and top right of tag. Punch a hole in the center.

  2. Thread the tag with a length of red ribbon, then finish the ends with a bow. Use foam adhesive to adhere button.

  3. Trim a strip of decorative paper. Adhere to bottom of tag.

By Maricel from Fairfax, VA

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December 13, 2006

Add a little sparkle to your holidays with gift tags you can make in a jiffy. They can also be used as package tie-ons, or you can get your kids involved, let them make their own, and glue a craft stick to the back of each to make holiday puppets.

snowman and gingerbread man tags

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November 2, 2009

Make gift tags out of junk mail! What a good way to save $ and have an afternoon of fun with the kids. First save some colorful junk mail mailings and envelopes with plastic windows on the back.

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May 14, 2009

Make a tag form or use a ready-made tag in ivory color. Cut a small piece of paper that is either old or looks old the size of the tag, minus 1/8 inch all the way around.

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My girls were creating little foam crafts the other day that had a loop around them. I saw them put one on an old bottle of cologne that was sitting on a shelf. I thought what a cute way to present a present of cologne.

Closeup of bottle with tag.

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June 25, 2005

I would like a pattern for a gift card that you fold dollar bills to look like a man's shirt. You decorate it using two-sided tape with buttons and a ribbon for a tie.



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Hi Kelli! I surfed and found this site. I hope it helps.

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Oops...I see that when you click on the site I posted, you get another page. So, I copied and pasted the whole site address in the address box and then the actual site comes up. Otherwise, let me know and we'll try something else.

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December 28, 2015

This is a page about reusable gift tags. Gift tags don't need to be disposable. With some creativity you can create beautiful tags that can be reused.

Making Reusable Gift Tags

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February 27, 2020

If you have a green plastic bottle cap you are on your way to recreating this fun little frog gift tag. Don't have one, this only adds one more step of painting one. Simple to follow instructions are given below.

How to Make a Bottle Cap Frog Gift Tag   - cap taped to the gift bag

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January 11, 2017

This is a page about making a shabby chic gift tag. This fun to make and easily alterable gift tag will make the recipient smile before they even open your gift.

Shabby Chic Gift Tag

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