Washi tape gift tags
Japanese washi tape is good for decorating just about anything, gift tags included. Cut out some tags from card and use the tape to stick on minimalist Christmas patterns and shapes.
Sparkly initials gift tags
For a bold statement look, try making these glittery letters to hang on your gifts.
- Mark out your letters on the back of a piece of glitter card before cutting them out
- Punch a hole in the top left hand corner
- Thread some ribbon through the hole, then simply tape it to the gift
Tip: For non-symmetrical letters, remember to draw them in reverse so that they appear the right way round on the glittery side.
Salt dough gift tags
- Start with a basic dough using one-part salt, water and flour
- Cut out some Christmassy shapes, making sure there’s a hole in each tag to thread some string through
- Bake in a low oven for around three hours
- When they’re dry, paint them in Christmas colours
- Add the string and write your message on the back
Music sheet lettering
Give your pressies a personal touch by cutting letters out of sheet music or old maps to spell out the names of your loved ones. To make it extra personal, use sheet music from their favourite song, or a map of their favourite place.
Tip: Use a ruler as a guide to make sure you glue each letter onto the paper in a straight line.
Colour sample Christmas tree gift tags
- Cut some free colour samples containing multiple shades of green into Christmas tree shapes
- Punch a hole in the top of each tag
- Thread some string through the hole and write your message on the back
See how to make a Christmas tree card
Button snowman gift tags
- Stick white buttons onto basic luggage labels to form a snowman
- Glue on two tiny twigs for his arms
- Stick on a felt triangle for his carrot nose
See how to make button snowman Christmas cards
Peanut reindeer gift tags
Transform some plain luggage tags into 3D reindeer gift tags using monkey nuts with this step-by-step guide.
Simple cereal box gift tags
- Flatten out the cereal box
- Glue some patterned Christmas paper on to the coloured side
- Cut out simple tags in whatever shape you fancy
- Punch a hole at the top to thread some string through
- Write your message on the plain cardboard side
Printable Christmas gift tags
The easiest of the lot – we’ve made these attractive printable gift tags for a quick way to make your Christmas presents pretty. Keep it classic with Santa and his reindeer, or get the kids involved with the colour-in characters.
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