DIY Gift Tags

Hey all,

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Ha, yes I said it; the forbidden word!

Well there are no snow laden rolling hills or cold crispy nights snuggled under a blanket with hot chocolate but there is a looming Christmas market!

Myself and a good friend are preparing for our completely handmade, rustic Christmas stall; hours of searching Pinterest for ideas and inspiration has begun!

I believe the success of our stall will depend on making a handful of simple, well executed commercial products. What I mean by commercial is making things people are going buy… it’s all very well making pretty thing but there’s very little point if they have to commercial appeal if the main aim is sales. So I asked myself what do people most need/want at Christmas time? Answer: gift wrapping items.

So I’m on a mission to make everything from unique ties, to cards and envelopes, to tags and bows!

Here’s the first batch made from a simple brown paper bag.

What you will need:

  • Paper (plain, printed, recycled… whatever paper you desire!)
  • Thicker card.
  • Double sided tape.
  • A hole punch.
  • Some string.


ImageI made a template from a thicker card and cut out four shapes from the paper bag.

ImageSimply drew a pattern (my favourite Chevrons!)

ImageAnd mounted it onto a thicker card for obvious reasons: to make it more rigid and durable. I attached it with double sided sticky tape, which will become your best friend! I love the stuff!

ImageDon’t forget to bosh a hole in it so people can actually attach it to things!

ImageTaDa! So easy. I mean so easy!

To make it even easier you can do all of that but use already printed paper:



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