15 DIY Gift Tag Ideas with Tutorials and Tips

I always used to think how people make such lovely gift tags at home. Of course, I set out initially to find ideas and how-to tutorials for making gift tags. The search began from finding printables, but I ended up finding lovely ideas for crafting DIY gift tags for different holidays and festivals. That’s when I thought of writing a post to help moms with the research that I just did. I stumbled across some 100s of tags, but here’s a roundup of lovely handmade gift tag ideas which left a lasting impression on me. I’ve bookmarked these for myself and now it’s your turn.

Just to let you know, here’s what I found. Wearing a creative hat is all it needs to come up with unique handmade tags for Christmas, Easter, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day gifts. I’ll share some ideas that I generally adopt below, but this post is there to have all my favorite tags at one place.

How to Make Tags from Printables?

Just think of the occasion/festival and remember what comes first to your mind. Search for a printable of that symbol. Say,for example, search as ‘Santa Hat Printables for Tags’ or say just type a generic term like ‘Teacher Appreciation Gift Tags’ and Google to find cute gift tag printables to create your customized version.

You can print the tags on normal paper, cut them out and decorate them to finally paste on the tag card and use with a hole. But I would rather suggest to print them on a label paper or sticker. You can use the card stick, tie it with a ribbon by punching a small hole and create lovely homemade gift tags from printables. Remember, most printables look just ok in B/W prints, but with colors, they look superb!

Many More Ideas to Make Gift Tags at Home

If you do not wish to useDIY gift tagprintables, here are some more ideas for crafting your own tag for holidays.

  • Keep a punching machine to create polka dots on the tag.
  • Gather some colored stuff like buttons, painted pasta, decorative beads, washi tape, sketch pens etc.
  • Convert a plain tag to gift tag with sayings or handwritten/typed messages. BrainyQuote is my go-to place for quotes.
  • Haveglitter dip ready. You can use glitter dipped macaroni, ribbons, feathers etc. to decorate a simple tag.
  • Download homemade gift tag templates for the DIY craft and draw/color them.
  • Make gift tags on a computer using graphics and print them on card paper.

The gallery takes you to some superb DIY gift tags I personally adore. Share with me, if you like any of these and try at home.

#1 Christmas DIY Gift Tag Tutorial from Scrab Fabric

Christmas DIY Gift Tag Tutorial from Scrab Fabric

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#2 Colorful Paper Name Tag or Gift Tag

Colorful Paper Name Tag or Gift Tag

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#3 Creative and Quick DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Tag

Creative and Quick DIY Valentine's Day Gift Tag

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#4 Cute and Colorful Candy Gift Tag for Christmas

Cute and Colorful Candy Gift Tag for Christmas

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#5 DIY Washi Tape Card and Tags Tutorial for Valentine’s Day

DIY Washi Tape Card and Tags Tutorial for Valentine's Day

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#6 Do it Yourself Fabric Gift Tag Idea

Do it Yourself Fabric Gift Tag Idea

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#7 Easy Cupcake Liner DIY Tags for Holiday Gifting

Easy Cupcake Liner DIY Tags for Holiday Gifting

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#8 Glittering Cute Gift Tags Made from Washi Tape

Glittering Cute Gift Tags Made from Washi Tape

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#9 Heart Gift Tag Perfect for Valentine’s Day

Heart Gift Tag Perfect for Valentine's Day

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#10 Innovative Homemade Easter Gift Tag from Clay

Innovative Homemade Easter Gift Tag from Clay

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#11 Neck Tie Shaped Father’s Day DIY Printable Gift Tag

Neck Tie Shaped Father's Day DIY Printable Gift Tag

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#12 Soda Can Tabs Used to Create Santa Gift Tags with Belt

Soda Can Tabs Used to Create Santa Gift Tags with Belt

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#13 Speckled Gift Wrap with Wood Burned Gift Tags

Speckled Gift Wrap with Wood Burned Gift Tags

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#14 Spring-themed DIY Easter Gift Tag

Spring-themed DIY Easter Gift Tag

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#15 Watercolor Christmas Gift Tags Tutorial

Watercolor Christmas Gift Tags Tutorial

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