Make homemade gift tags for your Christmas gifts this year! It’s an inexpensive and fun way to make your gifts look great! Easy enough for kids to make but so charming, you’ll want to make a bunch yourself!
I’ve always enjoyed making my own gift tags at Christmas time. For years, I would keep all of the Christmas cards we’d received the year before, and I’d spend an evening cutting them into assorted shapes and sizes so we’d have a big stash of Christmas card gift tags to attach to our gifts when we were wrapping.
With the mailing of Christmas cards on the decline, we just don’t get many anymore, so I’ve resorted to buying store-bought gift tags these past few years. The trouble is, when you run out, or if you can’t find them when you need them, you’re stuck.
Last week, I received a gift with this simple snowman gift tag on it, and I realized I don’t need Christmas cards to make gift tags! All you need is a cereal box and a cookie cutter!
I set the kids up with a few supplies, and they made a whole bunch! It was really fun and easy. We’re all set for Christmas now – every gift will have one of these rustic homemade gift tags on it.
Making your own gift tags:
- saves money
- means you never have to worry about running out of gift tags
- is an opportunity to repurpose a few empty boxes
- gives the kids an excuse to get crafty
- will keep the kids busy so you can focus on some Christmas prep
- adds an extra degree of thoughtfulness to a gift
Call the kids over to the screen, and we’ll show them how easy they are to make.
To make our Homemade Gift Tags, you’ll need:
- assorted Christmas cookie cutters
- cereal box
- hole punch
- ribbon or twine
Begin by placing your cookie cutters on the cardboard and tracing around your cookie cutters.
Next, cut out the shapes that you’ve traced.
Write your message on your adorable cookie cutter gift tag.
If you’ll be attaching your gift tag to a gift bag, punch a hole in the top of the gift tag and thread some ribbon or twine through. If you’ll be taping the gift tag to a present, there’s no need to punch a hole.
Now, get wrapping and attach all of your sweet little gift tags to your gifts.
Aren’t they just too cute?
Homemade gift tags for everyone this Christmas!
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.