I’ve had a lot of birthday parties, bridal showers, baby showers, etc. to attend over the past few weeks. One of my favorite parts of giving a gift is making it look pretty with a cute gift bag or wrapping paper and ribbons and bows! I’m not much of a card person, so I usually just attach a gift tag so the receiver knows the gift is from me. But am I the only one who thinks it’s pretty ridiculous that most of the gift tags in stores cost at least $1?? And all it usually is is a square piece of cardstock! Sooo… what if I told you that you could make your own fashionable gift tags for virtually nothing?!
You will need:
-Paint color swatches
-Stickers or other embellishments of your choosing
If you haven’t already stocked up your craft pile with paint color samples, you need to! I usually grab a handful every time I’m at the store. They’re completely free and useful for all sorts of projects!
To make a gift tag, you’ll need at least 2. I prefer to use a colored one for the front and a plain white one which I will glue on the back to write my “To:”s and “From:”s. But, you can use whatever color you desire.
Start by gluing the 2 paint swatches together, back to back. The backs of the swatches usually have writing on them, so that’s why it’s a good idea to put a blank color like white on the back so you can write your message. Trim off any excess edges and any edges that have writing on them (like the paint color name, etc.).
You should have a nice square or rectangular shape. Choose one end to be the top, and snip off the top two corners at a diagonal.
Then, use your hole punch to punch one hole in the top center. If you’ve got special shaped hole punches like hearts or stars, etc., feel free to use one of those!
If you have a sticker collection, choose one or some to go with the theme of the event and use them to decorate your tag however you desire.
Once you’re done, write your message on the back, loop a ribbon through the hole, and attach it to your gift! Awesome.
These are some I made for a baby shower, a girl’s birthday party, and a graduation gift. For the baby shower and birthday party ones, I used an additional paint swatch to cut out a design and add some more detail behind the stickers. Be creative!
If you create your own gift tag, tweet me a picture @CaitWithTheFace