Decorate Plain Gift Tags for Christmas

A beautiful tag makes any Christmas gift more personal and special. Make the job easier by embellishing purchased tags from a crafts or office supply store.

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    Tree Tag

    It's the little things that count. Raid your stash of leftover embellishments and lend a festive touch to a plain white gift tag.

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    Well Scripted

    Make this elegant gift tag by centering a sticker featuring a cursive font on a plain gift tag. Glue on decorative ribbon or paper for added punch.

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    Buttoned Up

    Glue two decorative papers on a tag and hide the seam with velvet ribbon. Finish it by hot-gluing on decorative buttons or beads.

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    Spin a Yarn

    Sketch a snowflake on stiffened felt and stitch the shape with yarn. Then glue it all to a plain tag.

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    Round About

    To create this gift tag, cut out an ornament shape from pretty wrapping paper and glue it to a plain white tag. Top it off with a bow and ribbon, lining up the ribbon with the hole to give the appearance of a hanging ornament.

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    Snowflake Tag

    Add color to the front of a white gift tag with a stamp or a design painted freehand. Then punch out snowflake shapes and back the tag with a piece of colored paper.

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    Frosty's Wish

    Make a snowman out of clear buttons or beads. Then give him an outfit with a ribbon scarf, paper nose, and drawn-on top hat.

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    Save the Date

    Use a rubber stamp or stencil to embellish this gift tag with the date in a bold color. Finish the tag by gluing a border of matching grosgrain ribbon along the bottom.

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    Show Your Stripes

    Glue patterned wrapping paper or scrapbooking paper on a gift tag. Wrap the tag with a plain band for writing the recipient's name. Then embellish it with miniature holly on a brad.

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    Ring in the Yule

    Add a rub-on-letter message to the bottom of a plain tag, then wrap and glue ribbon around the top of the tag. Weave thin wired ribbon through two jingle bells, wrap the ribbon around the tag, and glue its ends to the back.

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    Shine On

    Press a rubber stamp on a glue pad and then to the tag. Sprinkle the glue with ultra-fine glitter, one color at a time. Use a glitter pen to dot similar circles and write a holiday message.

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    A New Leaf

    Brighten stamped greenery with marker-drawn berries. Dot the berries with a glue pen and dust with red glitter.

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    Tuned-Up Tag

    Layered with patterned papers, a mailing tag sings a new tune on this wrapped package. Use music-theme paper for the background and then decorate it with paper trees trimmed in buttons, glitter, and flower embellishments.

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    Easy Christmas Gift Tags

    Be different! Make unique, personalized gift toppers and tags for your friends and family. Create a homemade gift tag, or use our free gift-tag downloads to make Christmas gifts look extra special.
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