If you’re like me, Christmas comes gift wrapped. And not just gift-wrapped, but gift tagged too! And ideally, I like to craft my gift tags for Christmas.
This year, because I like ya, I have put together my scrapbook collection of tags – available for all to download and print.
Scroll around and see which of the designs suits you best, then follow my tag making guide below.
I have used the Christmas tree-shaped tags as my example, but feel free to use one of the others from my list!
So Now…Make Your Own Christmas Gift Tags!
- Scissors – one regular pair, one nail pair.
- Glue stick.
- Paper (whichever colors you want).
- A ribbon (ours was red, yours doesn’t have to be).
- Washi tape
- First, create your tag – from the downloads provided – or, of course, draw your own! (We used a Christmas tree).
- Choose three lots of colored paper. (We picked green, red, and purple).
- Draw your shape onto each sheet – a different size on each. This is so they will slot together to show the edging around them.
- Cut the three shapes out and stick them inside each other – i.e. the smallest in the middle.
- Taking your purple paper (or whichever you have chosen) cut a two by a three-inch rectangle. Turn it so the short edge js bottom and top. Now fold the bottom up toward the middle and crease the fold. Now do the same with the other side, so that the length is folded to the center.
- At the top of the rectangle where there are no folds, cut corners off diagonally- so it is like a triangle.
- Open the bottom and sides, and do a diagonal cut there too. When you fold it back, it will fit neatly.
- With the scissors, make a hole in the purple shape, close to the point.
- Use this purple shape to make the front pocket in another color. Trace the edges with it so that they match. Hint, the sides and bottoms need to fit well here!
- Cut out your traced shape and put it on the purple piece (or whichever color you chose),
- Mark out the folds on your green paper with the purple shape as your template. But when you do it fold under the lines, in the opposite direction to the purple ones. Then you have a shape which matches the size of the purple shape.
- Cut diagonally along the top of the green shape, so it’s shorter than the purple side’s pointed top.
- Turn the green shape over and glue the panels where they overlap with the purple one. Stick it on the front of the purple side so that the edges are evenly creased.
- Cut six inches of ribbon and fold it, so the ends are even. Make a small loop at one end and push it through the hole in the purple shape.
- Pull your ribbon through until the other end goes through the loop and pull gently – not too tight.
- Check your shape fits inside the envelope you have created for it to go in. If it doesn’t work, trim it to size.
- Cut the Washi tape and stick it down on your green shape’s pocket.
- Write your festive greeting inside the shape with your pen…
By using this method, you can create as many unique tags as you have gifts!