Let me show you how to make 12 Christmas DIY gift tags. These lovely tags will make your gifts look extra special.

Today is all about DIY gift tags for your holiday presents. I have not one tag but twelve different DIY gift tag ideas for you.

Some of them can be used as Christmas ornaments for your tree. That’s the fun part of personalizing your gifts with special tags. It’s something the gift receiver can save and use.

Bench with Christmas gifts wrapped in festive paper with handmade gift tags, DIY Holiday Gift Tag Craft Project.

These homemade tags are easy to make.

Blog hop to celebrate the holidays with Christmas projects.

I am thrilled to be participating in this month’s Celebrate the Holiday Christmas Blog Hop with 12 amazing and talented bloggers. We have wonderful ideas to give you plenty of inspiration.

My lovely friend Carol, who blogs at Blue Sky At Home, invited a group of decor bloggers to share some holiday inspiration with you.

If you are coming over from my friend, Laura at Everyday Edits, welcome! I just love her beautiful entry.


How to Make 12 Christmas DIY Gift Tags

To get into the mood, grab yourself a cup of hot tea or beverage of choice. Now put on some holiday music and let’s make some beautiful gift tags!


Handmade Christmas gift tag of an ornament ties to a present wrapped in white, green and red paper.

Supplies: Mod Podge in matte, foam brush, sand paper, wooden ornament; page from a book, red ink pad, “Be Merry” Stamp and baker’s twine in red and white.

To make this ornament tag, tear a page out of an old book. With the wooden ornament as a template, trace the shape on the printed page. Cut the shape out and set it aside.

Next, cover the ornament with Mod Podge on the front. Add the page cut out and line up on the ornament. Allow for it to dry for 10 minutes.

With either piece of sanding paper or sanding block, sand around the edge to remove any excess paper.

Stamp your sentiment on the front of the ornament. Here I used red ink. With a sponge, you can dip it into your ink and rub it along the sides of the ornament.

Using a marker, you can write to and from on the back.

This time of the year, you can find cookie cutters at Walmart and Target for $1. A few of them made it into my cart for my holiday wrapping.

Green Tree Cookie Cutter embellished to make a beautiful Christmas Gift tag.

You can use any cardstock of choice. Cut white cardstock into 2″ strips or the size that will fit your tag punch. If you do not have use a punch. You can cut your corners with scissors or the paper cutter.

A decorative piece of scrapbook paper (scrap) was adhered to the cardstock.

To create the circle on the tag, tear a page from an old book. Rub the circle stamp in green ink and press onto the paper. Using a small circle punch to pop out the stamped image.

You can embellish the center with a small rhinestone button.

3. Rustic Wood Santa Tag

I love these wood slices that come pre-drilled for hanging and with twine.

This week, I found this stamp in the Target $1 bin. Target also had small ink pads in red, green and silver for $1 each.

I rubbed the Santa stamp over the StazOn ink pad. With pressure, I pushed the stamp onto the wood slice.

You can leave it plain or add some Mod Podge to sprinkle iridescent glitter on it.

4. Jingle Bell Wreath With Tag

Using 12 Gauge Decorative (jewelry) wire, begin to add jingle bells. I used approximately 20. Form a circle and with needle nose piers twist the wire to close. You can cut off any remaining wire. Add a pretty ribbon of choice. On this wreath, I used 1″ grosgrain ribbon in red.

Small wreath made with silver jingle bells for a Christmas gift tag.

5. Stamped Snow Flake Tag With A Jingle Bell

Christmas DIY gift tag, green tag stamped in white with miniature silver jingle bell tied with red and white bakers twine.

I enjoy making these quick tags for children gifts. They seem to enjoy the little miniature bell.

You can use any cardstock of choice. Cut into 2″ strips or the size that will fit your tag punch. If you do not have use a punch. You can cut your corners with scissors or the paper cutter. I love Fliskars paper trimmers. It really makes it easy to cut cardstock.

Check Target’s dollar bin for holiday stamps. I found some for $1 each. This particular stamp, I already had in my craft supplies.

Simply press your stamp into white craft ink (silver or gold works great too). Next press the stamp by applying pressure onto your tag. It’s that easy!

Christmas DIY gift tag, green tag stamped in white with snowflakes.

The tag can be left alone or you can add a rhinestone. I added a drop of Tacky Glue and a miniature jingle bell in the center of the snow flake.

Add ribbon, jute twine or bakers twine in a festive color.

6. Rustic Wood Slice Tag

Christmas DIY Gift Tag with a wood slice, pine sprig and berries tied with a red, green and white plaid bow.

These wood slices come pre-drilled for hanging and with twine. They are perfect for creating tags and ornaments.

Here a piece of old garland was cut and hot glued to the wood slice. I cut a few red berries from an old floral pick and hot glued to the pine sprig. The finishing touches was adding a jingle bell and jute twine.

I write on the back of the wood with a black Sharpie.

7. Mason Jar Lid Christmas Tree Ornament & Tag

This was a really fun ornament. You create a fun ornament for the gift and tie a tag on with it.

DIY Christmas gift tag made with a mason jar lid, bottle brush tree and glitter.

You will need to drill a hole in the top of the lid for hanging. With a piece of sand paper, rub it over the drilled hole to make sure not sharp edges.

Next, add a piece of twine and knot it at the end. A small bottle brush tree was glued to the rim of the lid.

A little Mod Podge was painted on the tree and around it. Now sprinkle some iridescent white glitter on the tree and where the Mod Podge was placed to create a snowy look.

Christmas DIY Gift Tags made from a mason jar lid, bottle brush tree and chunky glitter.

Coarse glitter works the best for a snow effect. The Mod Podge will dry clear within 30 minutes.

8. Easy Stamped Tag

Super easy handmade stamped gift tags for Christmas.

This type of tag, I make in bulk. I enjoy making them with stuff on hand that does not need to be bought.

During the holidays, I enjoy baking cookies and other desserts. These tags are great for adding to bakers twine around treat boxes.

Tags are made out of white and green cardstock. Cut out tags or use a tag punch. Cut green cardstock in to 1/4 inch strip. Use TomBoy Adhesive to adhere green strip to the white cardstock. Stamp your sentiment on the front and you are done.

9. Snowman Tag

Here are those wood slices again! This tag would be a fun ornament for children to make.

It is as easy as drawing a snowman face with a Sharpie! I know Sharpies come in orange too. However, I only had black. You can also use acrylic paint for the face.

I used a black Sharpie for the eyes and mouth. The carrot nose was painted on.

Candy Cane Cookie Cutter Christmas DIY Gift Tag tied to a festive holiday gift bag of red, green, white and blue.

A less fancy tag, a Candy Cane Cookie Cutter with a very simple tag.

Some scrapbook paper cut in rectangle and hole punches. Write on the tag the person’s name. The last minute, I swapped out the ribbon for some jute twine.

11. Clay Tag

Beautiful DIY Clay Christmas Ornament painted silver embellished with rhinestones tied to a gold wired bow on blue, white and gold wrapping paper.

These tags can also be ornaments. On the back, I will write with a fine tip Sharpie the person’s name with my signature.

It’s made with DAS Air Hardening Modeling Clay. The complete tutorial can be found here.

12. Paper Star Tag

You can use brown paper or a page from an old hymn book. Trace the star pattern onto the paper. Cut out the star.

With an ink pad and stamp, on the front stamp a holiday sentiment. These types of tags are perfect for taking homemade food items to neighbors or drape over a bottle of wine.


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Now stop over to my wonderful friend, Regina at Savage From Salvage. Regina can make the most amazing things from salvage material. She is sharing a beautiful rustic Christmas Wreath. You are going to love it!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit with me today.  Hope you have an amazing day, sweet friend.

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  1. HI Tammy Oh my gosh these are amazing ideas for gift tags! This would be a fun thing to do year round to prep for the holidays! Love the photos! Great job! laura in Colorado

    1. Thank you so much, Laura. I do a lot of Christmas crafting in the summer and on summer vacation. I will pack up a couple of projects and take with me to the beach house to play in the evenings.

  2. Oh, my goodness, Tammy! These are ALL amazing! Why don’t you live next door where we could craft together anytime we wanted? That would make my heart sooooo happy! Can’t wait to try some of these cute tags out. You ALWAYS inspire, friend!

  3. Tammy, all of your gift tag ideas are so much fun. I can’t decide which I love the best — although those Santa stamped wood slices are adorable!! Thanks for sharing such great ideas!!

    1. Ann, I think the cookie cutter are my favorite too. Even if you use a store bought tag with a .50 cent or $1 cookie cutter. Vintage cookie cutters are fun to for friends that love vintage.

    1. Thank you so much, Carol for including me in the Celebrate the Holidays. It was so wonderful to see all of the great projects and inspirations for the holidays.

  4. Tammy – I just love your style and everything you create. I could move right into your home in a flash. I too love the little details when wrapping gifts and really enjoyed all of the ideas you shared. I’ve got so many ball jar lids, I need to try that one for sure. Thanks for sharing and hopping! Hugs

    1. Thank you so much, Regina for the sweet comments. I shared your wreath on my Sunday blog post. I absolutely loved it. You come up with some great ideas.

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