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Making Your Own Gift Tags

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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 guide about making your own gift tags.


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By 5 found this helpful
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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December 16, 2009

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, 20062 found this helpful

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.

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By 2 found this helpful
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. You will need quite a bit of envelopes (double the amount of gift tags you want to make), glue stick, scissors, paper punch/glitter, some pretty paper, sayings etc,markers or other paint you can really make this your own unique craft.


  1. Take the backs off the envelopes and stack to one side, fronts to the other (you can use fronts to write names or messages on for step 4 below)

  2. Take 2 backs and put back to back, making sure the windows line up with each other and glue paper together around windows on three sides -leave open at top.

  3. Cut out glued windows leaving 1/4 inch border

  4. Put small strip of paper with message, name, etc. inside the see through gift tag. I like using fortune cookie paper saved form frequent trips to the Chinese restaurant :)

  5. Put confetti (made out of colorful junk mailing with paper punch) or glitter inside.

  6. Seal top

Optional: I like putting a message inside (#4 above) and writing the name with permanent marker on the outside.

Here you have it: a gift tag made entirely out of junk mail!

By cara

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May 14, 20092 found this helpful

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. Find another paper that is complimentary and do the same over that piece. Try to work with earth tones or monochromatic themes.


If you are a stamper, stamp a nostalgic design over the paper overlapping beyond the entire tag (bleed).

Glue on embellishments, such as jewels, buttons, fibers, etc. Attach a flower or other 3D decoration, and finally, put ribbon into the tag hole that matches your theme.

Put the tag into a poly bag for a professional and finished look.

By Kristine A. from St. Paul, MN

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December 28, 20151 found this helpful

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

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September 27, 2010

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.

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January 30, 20170 found this helpful

Cutting down old Christmas cards into gift tags is a fun recycling project that supplies you with unique tags and saves money. This is a guide about reusing Christmas cards as gift tags.

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January 11, 20170 found this helpful

This is a guide 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.

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November 21, 20160 found this helpful

This is a guide about making Christmas tree gift tags from paint swatches. Paint chips or swatches that your have gathered for home improvement projects can find new life as craft materials.

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June 25, 20050 found this helpful

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.




June 26, 20050 found this helpful

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June 26, 20050 found this helpful

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