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Craft gift tags: 5 creative DIY ideas to make unique eye-catchers for your gifts

The perfect Christmas gift is about so much more than what’s in the box. It’s about the thought and time you put into it. Adding a special touch to your gift – like buying festive wrapping paper or making custom gift tags – will make your package that much more memorable. Personalized additions are sure to stand out, so it’s a good idea to personalize your Christmas gifts with a cute snowman or a funny Rudolph and a handwritten note.

Make unique gift tags

How to make a homemade gift tag

Half the fun of Christmas is wrapping the gifts – choosing the paper, the tag and the style. After all, isn’t it much more fun to make a Christmas gift that looks beautiful? Christmas gift tags are a fantastic way to make your packages more personal and special. Besides being festive aesthetically, gift tags are also handy for identifying who made which gift and which packages need to be opened first.

Make your own Christmas gift tags

DIY gift tags for Christmas

These homemade gift tags are so fun and easy to make that even the kids will love making them. They add a very personal touch to the packages. With a few odds and ends from the craft store, you can make a lot of these beauties.

What do you need:

  • Paper and jute tags
  • Christmas stamp “Merry Christmas” (optional)
  • Sticker
  • Green and black felt
  • Buttons/ sequins/ gems – the possibilities are endless
  • Ribbon or string
  • Thin black marker
  • Ruler
  • Glue or hot glue gun

Here’s how to make the glitter stone pendants:

Simple pendants with self-adhesive glitter stones

  • First, you should stamp the tags so you know where to place the stickers and buttons. If you don’t have a stamp, you can also handwrite the Christmas greeting with the black marker.
  • Next, use a marker to draw even lines on the tag that will serve as strings for ornaments.
  • Attach the colorful glitter stones, paint a small bow over them and add ribbon.

Craft gift tags with buttons:

Make your own Christmas gift tags with buttons

  • Use the burlap tags for this design, which you could also cut out yourself.
  • Stamp or write your Christmas greeting from them.
  • Cut out the holly designs and snowman hat from the felt.
  • Glue the buttons for each tag (as shown in the picture) and the felt designs.
  • Use string for the bow and scarf.

Personalized Christmas gift tags

Individual DIY gift tags easy and cheap to make yourself

If you are lucky enough to be one of those people who are so organized that they have already done their Christmas shopping, you may already be looking for beautiful gift tags to start wrapping. Give your packages a personalized touch with these simple tags.

All you need is cardstock cut and punched into the shape of tags, a sharp embroidery needle, embroidery floss and a pencil. Sketch the letter on the pendant with the pencil, then use the needle to prick points on it where you want the embroidery to end. Then stitch out the letter. It is best to make two stitch lines for the main parts of the letter and one stitch line for the serifs at the ends.

To make the back look nice, glue a second cardstock tag on top. If there are duplicate names or initials in your family, you can stamp the names under each letter or write them yourself.

Make Rudolph gift tag

Make Rudolph tags for Christmas gifts quickly and easily

These quick and easy Rudolph gift tags are so cute, you’ll want to make a few dozen right away. You can write the recipient’s name on the back, or just use them as a pretty addition to your gift wrapping.

Materials needed:

  • Cardboard
  • Small red pom poms
  • Self-adhesive wiggle eyes
  • Red ribbon
  • Branches for antlers
  • Glue gun

How to make them:

  • Cut out round tags from the cardboard, which should also be perforated.
  • Glue the wiggle eyes and red pompom nose until you get a look you like.
  • Attach the antlers to the back of the cardboard, tie a piece of red ribbon around them at the desired length, and you’re done!

Glittery gift tags for Christmas packages

In the glitter popped up gift tag tinker

Brown paper packages with jute string are really stylish. But why don’t you improve them? Combine them with some glittery gift tags and you have a gift wrapping that is guaranteed to impress the recipient with its rustic glamour.

Materials needed:

  • Napkin Glue (Mod Podge)
  • Various types and colors of glitter
  • Alphabet stamp or thin black marker
  • Metallic marker (optional)
  • Kraft paper gift tags
  • Jute twine


  • Draw the edges of the tags as you like with the metallic marker for a bit more glamour.
  • Adhere part of the tag with the napkin glue. This is where the “dipped” look is created.
  • Take a shoebox over which you can sprinkle some glitter on the dampened part.
  • After waiting a few minutes for the glitter to dry, shake off the excess.
  • Stamp your message or write it on the tag with the black marker. This can be the recipient’s name, a Christmas greeting, or a simple “to” and “from”.
  • Wrap your gift in brown paper and tie it with some twine (jute twine is your favorite). Thread on the gift tag sprinkled with glitter before you tie the bow.