These DIY gift tags will give your gift the finishing touch that shows you care. From bright and cheerful to metal and everything in between, take the extra time to craft them a handmade gift tag and they’ll definitely notice.
Christmas Gift Tags
Even the least artistic among us will probably have a few buttons in a drawer somewhere, so put them to use with this fun and easy tutorial. Using plain or burlap tags, you can create a snowman, wreath, or Christmas baubles picture, then embellish them with ribbon, glitter, and more.
Button Snowman Gift Tag
This is a sweet idea for the kids to make in the run up to the big day, and you don’t even need to buy the blank tags – you can cut them out of cardboard, instead. All they’ll need are white buttons, festive twine, and a touch of glue to bring it all together.
Take Out Coffee Gift Tags
Although these are marked as Christmas DIY gift tags, in actual fact you could use any style of paper to cover them so they’re suitable for all occasions. The ideal tag for coffee lovers, these cups even feature a space for the ‘barista’ to write their name.
Ice Cream Gift Tags
The only creative skill you’ll need for these labels is a steady hand, because they all come readymade on a free printable, and all you’ll need to do is cut them out. Ideal for a summer birthday, these ice cream tags come in a range of styles and gorgeous pastel colors.
Monogrammed Denim Gift Tag
Denim is a perennial favorite with tweens, teens, and adults alike, which makes this super simple project so perfect. Using an existing tag as a template you can cut out your desired shape, and then personalize each one with a letter stencil and some white fabric paint.
Fragrant Cinnamon Clay Tags
Cinnamon is as synonymous with fall as the changing colors of the leaves. These tags can be made using any shape you like, and are perfect for fall birthdays or Christmas (and even tree ornaments). Made using cinnamon clay, they will infuse the room with a wonderfully warming scent.
Champagne Gift Tag
Dress up a bottle of champagne with this fun tag, which reads ‘Bubbles & Kisses’. Simply download and print the free label, put some Hershey Kisses in a gold organza bag, and then tie them both to a bottle of their favorite fizz with a beautiful golden ribbon.
Linen Gift Tag
Stick to a rustic theme for the gifts you give this year with a fabric gift tag. You can use linen or burlap for this idea; cardstock allows the tag to keep its shape, while the fabric lends a fabulous ‘country’ feel. Then simply personalize each one with stamps, stencils, and/or fabric paint.
Gingerbread Gift Tags
Gingerbread is such an enduring part of Christmas, so put it to good use by making these adorable gingerbread tags. The dough is simple to make, and you can choose the shape or shapes you like. Then simply decorate them with piped royal icing in white.
Gingerbread House Gift Tags
If you love the idea of gingerbread tags but don’t have the time or inclination to bake them, have a go at these cardboard versions instead. Cut houses out of plain brown cardboard, and then use white markers to decorate the front; you could even add tiny embellishments and glitter, too.
Glitter Dipped Gift Tags
Dipping gift tags in glitter is a great way to make them stand out, and this tutorial shows you how to make them without getting glitter everywhere. The best part is that they leave part of the tag undipped so you can still fill out the to and from sections.
Quill Paper Gift Tags
The unique designs on these quill paper gift tags will have them wondering just how you found the time to do all of this. The secret is in the step by step instructions provided. Mix and match the colors to go with the wrapping paper or to contrast with it.
Fabric Gift Tags
Use up some leftover fabric and make gift tags out of them. These tips show you how to do it without making it look cheap or thrown together. In fact, these gift tags will end up making your gift look even better, and no one will know it’s your excess fabric that’s being used.
Made with Love Gift Tags
Let them know that your handmade gift was actually made with love when you give them these Made with Love gift tags. Making a gift yourself shows that you care enough to take the time out of your day, and it only makes sense to also hand make the gift tags.
Watercolor Gift Tags
The soft pastel colors used in these watercolor gift tags will give a gift that certain feeling, and you’ll know when you have the perfect gift for them. You can change up the colors to form a rainbow of your choosing, or go with a polka dot effect.
Candy Gift Tags
Get them to smile when you give them a candy with a special gift tag on it. Each of these gift tags is perfectly paired with a specific brand name candy. It’s a way to turn an ordinary candy bar into a thoughtful gift, and perfect for a last minute gift idea.
Salt Dough Gift Tag Ornaments
This is a gift tag that doubles as an ornament for the Christmas tree. It’s made out of salt dough and can be made into just about any shape you want. Here they’ve gone with simple circles, and then decorated them according to the gift recipient.
Thank You Gift Tags
When you want to say thank you there’s only one way to do it, with these Thank You gift tags that look great. They come in many different scripts so you can pick and choose which one is right for the occasion and the recipient to really make the gift stand out.
Paper Pops Gift Tags
Use these paper pops as gift tags and you’ll really blow them away with how great their gift looks. They’re easy to make but they look great and can give your gift that extra pop that it needs to catch the eye. Write a simple message in the middle of the pop.
Letter and Number Gift Tags
You can choose any number or letter for these gift tags. Great for when you have a series of gifts and want them to open them in a specific order, or if you just want to use their initial instead of their whole name. They’re striking tags that can’t be missed.
Glitter Names Gift Tags
Everyone loves their own name, and when they see it all sparkly from the glitter they’re sure to get even more excited for the gift. You can make customizations to the tags as well, and use their favorite color for the glitter so that it’s personalized further.
Polaroid Style Gift Tags
Show them which picture you really love with these Polaroid style gift tags. They make it so you don’t have to write any names on the tags, since the tag itself shows you who it’s for. It’s easy to make as well, the hardest part will be picking out just the right picture for the project.
Wood Veneer Gift Tags
Even if your wrapping paper leaves something to be desired, you can still wow them with these wood veneer gift tags. They give it that wooden look, which has a classic feel to it, and is something that will catch their eye and show that you spent some time on it.
Aluminum Handmade Gift Tags
A simple piece of aluminum can becomes a metallic gift tag made by hand by you at home. It’s fun to write your own message into the tag. Here they’re showing Love You but you can really put whatever you see fit and even add in an icon as well.
Pressed Flower Gift Tags
Use real flowers in these gift tags by affixing them right to the tag. You can purchase hand-pressed flowers or you can press them yourself. These are gift tags that just about anyone will love, but they go over best with people that love flowers, gardening, and nature.
Holiday Gift Tags
Celebrate the holidays in style with these holiday gift tags and you’ll be amazed at how great they make your gift look. Gift tags can make all the difference, all you have to do is put a gift tagged gift next to one without a gift and you’ll see how much better it looks.
Anthro Penmanship Gift Tags
These gift tags are made to look older than they actually are, back when penmanship actually mattered, and people took the time to hand write messages. They use a piece of lined notebook paper, another piece of Americana that is quickly becoming obsolete.
Coffee Stained Gift Tags
The antique look of these gift tags is actually caused by a coffee stain. You can make them look like something out of an old time movie with just a cup of coffee and the included instructions. Great for any gift that would benefit from a vintage add-on.
Fun with Watercolors Gift Tags
Have fun with watercolors when you make these watercolor gift tags. They’re a bit different than the other watercolor gift tags we featured near the top of this page, and have a two tone look with a spot on the bottom to write out the to and the from.
Faded Photo Gift Tags
These photo gift tags have a faded look to them, so they’re great for pictures that are begging for that retro or vintage look. You can put them on just about any gift, any time of the year. Great for birthday gifts and even Christmas gifts, anytime you need a finishing touch.
Instagram Photo Prints Gift Tags
Put your Instagram pics to good use with these photo prints gift tags. They let you use all of those great photos you’ve taken over the year and make them into gift tags that are as individualized as the gifts themselves.
Hashtag Gift Tags
See if you can get your gift to trend with these hashtag gift tags. You can make whichever hashtag you want, and even tie it into the gift that you’re giving. Try #CallMe if you’re giving them a smartphone, or #DateNight if you’re giving them a packet of date night coupons.
Gift Card Holders
Trust us when we say that there’s no better gift tag than one that’s a gift also. You can use these gift card holders as gift tags and slip a smaller denomination gift card in them as a nice little add-on to the actual gift. Gift cards are thoughtful when they’re attached to a gift.
Fabric Scrap Gift Tags
Take your unused scraps of fabric and turn them into gift tags with the help of this tutorial. Gift tags don’t have to be store bought, and when it’s this easy to make them look great, there’s no reason to buy them. Make your own quickly and easily and still have it turn out nice.
Punch Word Gift Tags
These punch word gift tags are really cool because some of the words on the tag are not punched out while one is. This puts the emphasis on the punched out word and you can use any phrase you want, not just the ones they’ve shown in the tutorial.
Tassel Gift Tags
Tassels generally make things look prettier, and such is the case with these gift tags. They’re tassled up, and looking great. Be sure to use their favorite color for the tassel and you can bet that they’ll hang the tassel up somewhere in their room once the gift is opened.
Marble Clay Gift Tags
These clay DIY gift tags look like they’re made of marble when you finish decorating them. If you know someone that loves to get new things they haven’t seen before, this is the way to go. The process is actually quite easy thanks to the step by step directions.
Photo Gift Tags
These beautiful photo gift tags will capture a single moment and put it right on the gift. It’s a special way to share a photo, rather than just sharing it on social media. There’s something about a printed photo that shows that you really think it’s a great shot.
Embroidered Felt Gift Tags
With these embroidered gift tags you’re free to send your own message. Here they’ve gone with a simple x and o to symbolize hugs and kisses, but you’re free to put their initials or their name if it fits. It’s all done on felt for a tag that’s soft to the touch and different from the rest.
Monogram Gift Tags
These monogram gift tags are the perfect touch to a gift bag or other gift. It’s as personalized as it gets when you put their initials on it, and the fancy script makes it something they’ll likely set aside to keep. It’s the little things that count, and this one counts a lot.
Stamped Wooden Gift Tags
These stamped wooden DIY gift tags are sure to make a good impression with them, and feature a cupid on it. Anytime you give them a wooden gift tag rather than ordinary paper or card stock you’re going the extra mile and it’s sure to be noticed and even kept as a keepsake.
Manly Man Gift Tags
What’s manlier than a metal gift tag? We haven’t figured that out, but until we do you can use these metal gift tags to adorn even the manliest of gifts. You stamp their name into the tag, and it’s easier than you might be thinking when you follow the instructions.
Sweetie Pie Gift Tags
This sweetie pie gift tag works best if you’re giving them a pie as a gift, but can also be used for other gifts as well. Here they’re putting it on a jar of blueberries, perhaps with the hopes that the blueberries will be made into a pie that they both can enjoy.
Stitched Gift Tags
Stitch the gift tag right to the gift and there’s no chance it will fall off. It gives the gift a clean, elegant look and if you have the right gift for this tag you’ll know it. Even though it looks so prim and proper it’s not hard to make and you’ll be done in no time.
Hand-Stamped Gift Tags
Hand stamping a gift tag sounds like a lot of work, but it’s really not difficult and you can come up with a really great looking gift tag in no time at all. This is the sort of tag that will get noticed, so be prepared to field questions about how you made it and how long it must have taken.
Slider Gift Tags
These slider gift tags will make it easy to pick out which gift is for which person. There’s plenty of space on them for you to write out who it’s for and who it’s from. The biggest challenge is figuring out what color you want them to be.
Felt Heart Valentine Gift Tags
These felt heart Valentine gift tags are really heartfelt. You can make them out of their favorite color as long as you have the felt for it. You can also make them in a range of colors if you’re giving them out to a group of lucky Valentines.
Geometric Heart Gift Tags
These geometric heart tags are the way to go if you’re in love with a straight-laced person that likes all their ducks in a row. The hearts look as if they’re little puzzle pieces, of that they’ve been wrapped up many times by a ribbon. They have a very interesting look to them.
Neon Spirograph Gift Tags
Dust off that old Spirograph and make these neon-colored gift tags with it. They look amazing and you’ll have just as much fun making them as you did when you were a kid. The cool part is you get to cut around the doodle so it has a really sharp look to it.
Embossed Metallic Gift Tags
When you want to make a gift tag that is more durable than the rest, go with these embossed metallic gift tags. You can even keep them after the gift has been opened and save them for giving next time.
Thanks a Latte Tags
This gift tag only works when it’s attached to a latte. You can get one of those Starbucks bottles found in stores, or attach it to a hot latte that you just picked up from the coffee shop. It makes a quick and easy gift that lets them know they’re appreciated.
Woodgrain Gift Tags
These linocut gift tags are made to look like wood grain, and they’ll give your gift that extra feeling of sophistication or even rustic charm depending on what you’re going for. Whatever the case, they’re sure to get noticed and give your gift that certain charm.
Neon Color Block Gift Tags
These neon gift tags are made out of a single block of color so they will definitely stand out against the wrapping paper and they’ll easily be able to tell who the gift is for. You can choose between lines or polka dots to make sure they’ll love it.
Wooden Gift Tags
Your imagination is the key with these wooden gift tags, because you can make just about anything with them. Here they’re showing you how they made a house with them, but you can also make mountains, a pipe, or any other 2D design you can think of.
Donut Gift Tags
Donuts may not be the perfect gift to give, unless they’ve got this gift tag attached to them. It reads “Donut know what we would do without you. Thanks!” It also comes with instructions if you want to make the donuts yourself at home but you could also just buy some.
Photo Transfer Gift Tags
The wooden base on these photo transfer gift tags sets them apart from other photo tags, and gives it added perceived value. They’ll never believe that you made it yourself at home but the secret it it’s not that hard once you have all the materials assembled.
Vintage Valentine Day Gift Tags
These old style Valentine’s Day gift tags will give your gift that extra visual appeal, making it even more special to the recipient. They have a vintage look to them, and the one pictured reads cherish, but you can also put any word you want, so you can tailor it to your relationship.
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