personalized gift tagsGood Afternoon! How’s your day going? Mine started off particularly crafty, as I was working on an order for personalized gift bags, envelopes and tags. And since it had been a paper crafts kind of morning, it made sense to continue with the trend for the rest of the day.  With this in mind, I started making samples of personalized gift tags that we want to sell at an exhibition, next month. Here are some of the gift tag design ideas, we’re thinking about making.

handmade gift tags

This first design idea is super simple and can be made with patterned paper, plain paper and a punch. To replicate these gift tags:

  1. Cut rectangles of paper (6 cm x 12 cm) and fold it in half.
  2. Place the punch on the flap and cut out the design.
  3. Cut a strip of patterned paper (6 cm wide) and paste it on the inner upper half of the tag.

pink gift tag ideas

How cute are these personalized gift tags?! And, we literally used scraps to make them:

  1. Cut rectangles (4 cm x 7 cm) of paper and snip off the upper corners.
  2. Take a wide piece of textured ribbon and cut out a small rectangle (3 cm x 2.5 cm) of it.
  3. Paste the ribbon on the bottom half of the tag.
  4. To complete you can add some ribbon, cutouts, embellishments etc, that match the tag.

You can add a tiny “To:” and “From:” in the upper half of the tag to make it look even better!

floral DIY Gift Tags

Next up, are a set of gift tags we made for a customised order. These take a little more time, but they’re all the decoration a gift would need. So, well worth the effort. You can make them using a floral pattern sheet of paper, thick paper, coloured paper and a sharp scissor. Here’s how:

  1. Choose a flower from your patterned sheet and cut it out.
  2. Cut the flower to it’s outline.
  3. Cut a rectangle of thick paper (6 cm x 12 cm) and fold it in half.
  4. Snip off a thin line from the flap of the tag and paste the flower from the edge.
  5. Cut off the excess of the flower, to the edges of the tag.
  6. Paste a thin line of coloured paper on the base of the tag, so it shows below the flower.

personalized gift tag ideas

For this next one, we used paper cutouts, washi tape and zigzag scissors. Here are the steps:

  1. Cut out rectangles of paper (4 cm x 15 cm) and fold it in half.
  2. Draw or punch out paper flowers and place them on the flap of the tag.
  3. Using a fancy scissor, cut the edge directly below the flowers (this will allow the base of the tag to show).
  4. Paste a line of washi tape on the base of the tag.

blue gift tag with glitter

When in doubt, go with glitter! Making these glitter gift tags was simplicity itself:

  1. Fold a rectangle of paper in half and cut a bit off the flap of the tag.
  2. On the base of the tag, add a thin line of glue and spread it flat.
  3. Sprinkle glitter on the glue and let it dry.
  4. Dust off the excess glitter.

This also looks great with confetti. So, I would suggest trying that out too!

ribbon gift tag

This set of gift tags is perfect for a minimalistic look. All you need is, a pair of zigzag scissors, a pair of plain scissors, textured paper and some matching curling ribbon. The steps for the white one are:

  1. Cut a rectangle of white paper (5.5 cm x 8 cm) and snip off the upper two corners.
  2. Cut strips of textured paper, using the zigzag scissors on one side and plain ones on the other.
  3. Paste the strips on the bottom of the tag.
  4. Punch a hole and add some curling ribbon to finish!

For the grey one, we took textured paper and curved the upper edges of the tag. And then to match it to the white tag, we used the zigzag scissors on the bottom.

pink flower gift tag

These last few tags, are perhaps my favourites! I love floral prints (in fact, we did a full line of bags, envelopes and tags on them! I’ll let you know about that) and this one was the easiest to make:

  1. Cut a rectangle of thick paper (6 cm x 12 cm) and fold it in half.
  2. Take a small piece of floral printed paper and cut it to 2 cm x 12 cm.
  3. Paste the strip in the middle of the flap.
  4. Paste two thin quilling strips on either side of the print to finish.

Phew! That was a lot, wasn’t it! I think, I went just a little bit overboard. But, when the end result is great. It doesn’t matter. And, now I have a whole bunch of personalized gift tag ideas to choose from.

Let me know which DIY gift tag ideas, you liked the best and what’s your go to design, through any of the icons below or by leaving a comment. I would love to hear your thoughts on it!