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Six Classic DIY Christmas Gift Tags

Looking for Christmas gift tag ideas? Then you're in the right place!

Beneath the boughs our gifts begin to gather, but whose is whose? That’s when it’s time for our handcrafted gift tags to shine! They say it’s the thought that counts, and no matter what lies inside the wrapping paper, your gift carries a personal touch with a homemade Christmas gift tag attached!


1. Christmas Gift Tag Craft Ideas In Classic Festive Colors

Tobi’s Poinsettia tag is so lovely! If you love classic red and green Christmas decorations, then a tag like this could be just the ticket!

Christmas-Tags-Blog-Post-and-NL-graphics1 Tobi stamped and die cut this Perfect Poinsettia before coloring it in with alcohol markers. She then inked the background with red and green Distress Oxide inks, blending and then spritzing lightly to create a snowy background effect. She lined the tag with red paper before placing the die cut poinsettia in front of the place where the inks transition from green to red.

Want to read more about Tobi's gift tag and more of her projects? You can check them out on her blog!


2. Funny and Cute Homemade Christmas Gift Tags

Ho Ho Ho! What a cute and funny little gift tag! Perfect for a secret Santa group perhaps?

Christmas-Tags-Blog-Post-and-NL-graphics2 Teri used the Tag Topper Crafting Die to cut out the red sparkly paper along the top and bottom of the tag. When it came to Santa's Face, she die cut the same sparkly red cardstock to create Santa's hat, while using white paper for the rest of Santa’s face. She assembled all these pieces on the craft paper on which she stamped the sentiment “from your secret Santa” from the Dear Santa Stamp Set.


3. A Sweet Pair of diy Christmas Gift Tag Ideas

What a sweet pair of poinsettia tags that Daniela crafted! These pink blooms on a speckled white background match a gentler aesthetic than Tobi’s bold red and green.

Christmas-Tags-Blog-Post-and-NL-graphics3 Daniela cut out these tags with her Sillhouette Studio. If you have an automated cutting machine like this you can find an array of our digital cut files on our website for your own crafting needs! She then stamped these Poinsettias with black ink before lightly watercoloring them in. The sentiments also come from the Poinsettia Stamp Set. She finished the tags off with additional splashes of watercolor and some lovely baker's twine.

If you want to read more about how Daniela crafted these tags and more, check out her blog!


4. Using the String of Lights as a Gift Tag Stamp

Dana’s gift tags sure do shine bright! You’re definitely going to catch some attention with a set of tags like these.

Christmas-Tags-Blog-Post-and-NL-graphics4 Dana cut these tags from white cardstock as well as green and red to back the tags. She stamped the String of Lights across the top and bottom of the tags and sentiments from that set in the center. She colored the lights in with alcohol markers, then finished it all off with the red and green baker's twine and a small set of bells per tag.

Dana wrote about these tags over on her blog, so check it out to learn more!


5. Santa's Fun Die Cut Gift Tags

What a jolly set of Santa tags! Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, your Santa gift tags can mend it all with some Christmas cheer.

Christmas-Tags-Blog-Post-and-NL-graphics5 Teri created these tags with the Tag Toppers crafting dies and Dear Santa stamps and dies. She stamped Santa’s face and the Ho Ho Ho sentiment onto white paper before cutting these both with their matching crafting dies. She colored Santa’s face in, then assembled the rest of the pieces die cut from the tag toppers crafting dies. She stamped the sentiments “It wasn’t me,” and “Define naughty,” onto patterned paper that forms the background of these tags.


6. Super Creative Christmas Gift Tags to Make

Emily’s deceptively simple tag really puts a bow on things! Part of the magic of the season is all the fun crafting we get to do, so let’s dive into how Emily made this gift tag.

Christmas-Tags-Blog-Post-and-NL-graphics6 Emily’s tag looks so simple, and yet she used five different sets of stamps and dies! The focal point is the Bow on the Border Die which she used to cut out the glittering red bow. She placed this glittery red bow between the craft paper base on the right and the white cardstock on the left. On the white side you’ll see a few gold snowflakes, which come from the Dani the Deer Stamp set. The sentiment “enjoy the magic of the season,” comes from the Classic Christmas Sentiments set. The square this sentiment is stamped inside of comes in the My Trip set, and it’s die cut with the Captions and labels dies.

If you want to read more from Emily about this tag and many more of her crafts, then check out her blog!


As I get ready to wrap up my Christmas crafting endeavors, I'm glad I've got these selection of classic diy gift tags to return to. I haven't done much with alcohol markers yet, but I really love Dana's string of lights tags! I want to see what I can create with alcohol markers now. What about you?

Whatever you're looking to take a shot at, you can find the stamps and dies you need for your Christas paper crafting in the Christmas collection on our website!

Happy crafting!



These tags are GORGEOUS!!!!!

All are beautiful but the poinsettia in pink is gorgeous.

I love all the fun tags and all the festive Christmas colors.

I made the string of lights sparkle a bit by using glossy accents after I used my alcohol markers. They really look real.

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