Honestly, in around half an hour, you can have enough gift tags, to last you all year. I use whatever I have in my craft things, so there is no cost at all. I think they more personal and individual than buying gift tags. All you need is to buy either brown paper, or plain coloured wrapping paper to wrap the gifts in and you are sorted! If you are feeling extra thrifty though, how about using newspaper, or magazines made into gift bags.
My first idea, is the bunting gift tag. I can’t remember where I saw this idea first. It is so simple, and you can get your children to make them with you. You simply use a pencil with an eraser on the end, using a sharp knife *adults only this stage though* make the eraser into the shape of the triangular bunting. Then using different coloured inks get stamping! Drawing a line to finish the bunting.
The second homemade gift tag idea, is the much-loved washi tape gift tag. For this I cut up coloured card, with a hole punch for the ribbon, and simply added a line of washi tape. The beauty of this one, is you can make them lots of different sizes, so if you have awkward small or large gifts, you can make very different sizes.
Ruffles gift tags, I really enjoyed making these. Again, I made my own tags from coloured card, but for this I added scraps of fabric that I had left from another project. Choosing a simple zig-zag or straight stitch I found worked best. I pleated the fabric, by hand as I fed the tag through the machine. I love the 3D effect of this one.
Because any handmade post I write, wouldn’t be complete without the addition of my favourite buttons. I have also made some button gift tags. Attach the buttons, you can either sew them, which looks really effective, or use double-sided tape, if you don’t have the time. Adding some decoration around them if needed.
I hope you enjoyed this homemade gift tag post. If you have any other ideas, that you use for gift tags, I would love to hear from you.
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