DIY Holiday Gift Tags

Today I’m sharing an easy little holiday gift tag project that I do every year at Christmas.  You know all those cards you get in the mail from your friends and family?  Well, guess what?  You can use them to make your own gift tags!  Let me show you how.


This is a great project for young and old alike.  I like using these gift tags on my packages because 1.) You can reuse all those holiday cards you receive instead of just throwing them away, and 2.) I think these gift tags are a little more special than the TO/FROM stickers you buy at the store.

To complete this project, you will need:

  • Your stack of holiday cards
  • Crafting scissors
  • A paper hole punch
  • Ribbon


To get started, go through your cards and pull the ones that will work.  I like to look for images of holiday wreaths, Christmas trees, or even just text that says, “Merry Christmas.”


Then, take your crafting scissors to cut around the image.  You can use ordinary scissors if that’s all you have, but I think crafting scissors add a little something extra.  Pinking Shears will also work.


Next, use your paper hole punch to make a hole for the ribbon to go through.


Finally, use ribbon of your choice to tie the gift tag to the package.   Then you are good to go and can write TO: and FROM: on the reverse side of the tags.


That’s it.  Easy, right?  Now go on and make some gift tags of your own!

P.S. You could do this same project with birthday cards, Valentine’s Day cards, etc.

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