Print our free patterns, and follow the simple instructions to create personalized gift tags for all of your holiday gifts. Whether you're creating tags for handmade items, homemade food gifts, or purchased presents, these holiday-theme designs add a festive note and leave plenty of freedom to customize and suit your holiday style. Simply adapt the instructions to the size and number of packages you have. The embellishments accompanying these tags work particularly well on tins used to package food gifts or other surprises.
What You'll Need
- Tag patterns, available below
- White cardstock
- 2- to 2-1/2-inch scallop-edge circle punch
- Large needle punch or small hole punch
- Thin light green ribbon
- Scrapbooking paper in complementary colors and patterns
- Felt: red, fuchsia, burgundy, and white
- Glue: fabric and crafts
- White embroidery floss
- Large-eye needle
- Colored string or twine
- Decorative washi masking tape in complementary patterns
- Decorative brads
- Pink velvet ribbon
How to Make ItSimple Ornament Tag
Simple Ornament Tag: Get the Pink Ornament Tag pattern, below, and print out the desired number of ornament designs on white cardstock. Using a 2- to 2-1/2-inch circle punch, center each design and punch out. Near the top of each scalloped circle, punch a small hole using a large needle punch or small hole punch. Thread a length of thin light green ribbon through the hole, and use the ribbon to tie the tag to the package. Add a name or desired message to tag.
Tree Tag with Felt Stockings: Get the Tree Tag pattern, below, and print out the desired number of tree designs on white cardstock. Using a 2- to 2-1/2-inch circle punch, center each design and punch out. Punch a second set of circles from brown or desired color of scrapbooking paper. Near the top of each scalloped circle, punch a small hole using a large needle punch or small hole punch.
Cut three small stocking shapes, one each from the red, fuchsia, and burgundy felt. Cut stocking tops from white felt for each colored stocking. Adhere the stocking tops to the colored stocking shapes using fabric glue. For each package embellishment, use white embroidery floss to stitch a small snowflake into one stocking. Thread a large-eye needle with a long length of colored string or twine; thread stockings onto string.
Wrap the stocking-embellished string around a package several times, positioning the stockings on top. Customize the Tree Tag with the recipient's name or other message. Thread the Tree Tag and complementary backing circle onto the twine, positioning on top of the package, and tie.
Editor's Tip: Use coordinating colors and patterns of washi masking tape to transform plain tins or boxes into festively striped gift holders. Simply plan your pattern and apply the tape.
Ornament Tag with Felt Flowers: Get the Green Ornament Tag pattern, below, and print out the desired number of ornament designs on white cardstock. Using a 2- to 2-1/2-inch circle punch, center each design and punch out. From complementary-color scrapbooking paper, cut a slightly larger rectangle with a decorative arch on one side. (If desired, use the Bonus Tag patterns, available below.) Glue a Green Ornament Tag to a backing rectangle.
To make felt flowers, cut several sets of three concentric circles from red felt. The largest circle should be about 2-1/2 inches in diameter and the smallest about 1-1/4 inches in diameter. Stack each set of circles from largest to smallest. Poke a hole through the three layers at the center; push a decorative brad through each hole and secure. Around the layered circles, evenly space about five cuts from the outer edge toward the center; trim the corners to shape the flower petals. Arrange the flowers in a clustered, meandering line across a tin or other package; trail flowers onto the side. Adhere with crafts glue.
Wrap the package several times with pink velvet ribbon beside the flower trail; secure ribbon ends with glue. Personalize the gift tag, and secure to ribbon or package.
Tree Tag: Get the Green Tree Tag pattern, below, and print out the desired number of tree designs on white cardstock. Cut out rectangles with the design in the center, allowing room to print the recipient's name or other message. Embellish the tag with a strip of decorative washi masking tape in a corner. Add a personal message and attach to a package.
Editor's Tip: Food gifts are fun, easy, and delicious ways to share holiday spirit, and it's simple to create pretty packages that make the presentation special. Use decorative tape, paint, felt, sequins, scrapbooking ornaments, and other embellishments to customize plain tins and show off your holiday style.