How To Make Your Own Holiday Gift Tags

  • How to Decorate Team


This is a fun and creative way to personalize your gifts. It is a project that you can involve the whole family in. Each can make their own “special tags”. This is not just a project for the Holiday. You can use it for any occasion that requires a gift: New Baby, Birthday, Anniversary. So get creative and have some fun!

There are only a few simple steps and a few items that you will need. You can find most of these materials in and office supply store or your local craft store.

Items Needed:

  • Manila tags
  • Alphabet stamps and ink pad
  • Fabric and paper scraps
  • Scissors
  • Glue (hot or regular)
  • Ribbon or string
  • Buttons or other embellishments


  • Cut a 12″ piece of string or ribbon and tie the ends to make a loop
  • Slip the loop through the hole in manila tag
  • Pull the knotted end through the loop and tighten
  • Stamp your message onto the card leaving enough space to decorate
  • Cut out swatches of material, fancy paper, etc. and glue onto tag
  • Embellish with buttons, pictures…anything you like!



Posted 10/23/09

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  1. VBatiste

    December 1, 2009

    Great ideas! I really was trying to come up with a homemade design; one very simple and easy to make so that I wouldn’t have to purchase tags this year. I just love your greatideas for tags. I will use them this year and probably every year after. Great idea!

  2. Lee Fernandez

    November 15, 2009

    I love this idea. I’m going use it as a holiday project to do with my 6 granddaughters. LeeF

  3. Carla

    November 1, 2009

    I love this idea as a craft to do with the kids. It is the perfect special touch to add to our gifts to others during the holidays.

    • jwood

      November 2, 2009

      We really thought it was a fun project. Not too difficult and the kids can really join in. Thank you for your comment!

  4. Anita

    October 29, 2009

    I LOVE this IDEA! I am going to make this a holiday workshop idea with my family. Thank you.

  5. Phyllis Walsh

    October 27, 2009

    Very cute idea – I just love it but I will use scrap sheets of printed scrapbook paper to make the designs. Thanks!

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