DIY Christmas gift name tags

DIY Christmas gift name tags

Christmas is coming! If you want to personalise gifts for your beloved ones, DIY wrappings are a thing to do – so today, let’s focus on personalized Christmas gift tags. Also, I think that in the time of ubiquitous rush which takes place in most homes before Christmas, making DIY items is extremely relaxing. Today I’ll focus on Christmas name tags that you can easily make yourself. Let’s get started!

I used a technique called quilling. For those of you who haven’t heard this name before: quilling is an art that involves rolled, shaped and glued together paper strips. Simple as that!

You’ll need:

  • Thick paper for the base of your tags in any colour you wish
  • Paper strips of colours, length and width of your choice – just make sure they’re all the same width. Buy quilling strips or cut a sheet of paper (be precise if you choose this option)
  • Glue (the type that’s transparent when dried)
  • Anything else that comes to your mind and can be used to decorate the tags – I used some silver stars

Two empty gift tags, colourful paper strips and silver stars

Cut out the base for your tag in any shape that comes to your mind. I usually go for folded rectangular ones.

Paper strips can be bought online or in stationery stores and I recommend doing that – they’re neatly cut, all in the same size, and they’re very cheap as well. However, if you don’t want to or can’t buy them, simply take a sheet of paper, mark lines (use a ruler, they have to be straight) every 3-5 mm and cut them. Strips available in stores are usually quite long, so go along the longer side of the sheet.

Now it’s time to roll the strips. Depending on what type of paper you’re using, you might have to glue the outer end of the roll.

Green paper circles, small orange paper circles, an empty gift tag and silver stars

And… simply use your imagination! Shape the rolls, design a pattern and in the end glue them to the base of your tag. If you wish, decorate them with beads, glitter, stickers etc.

Some of my ideas:

Swirled paper strips forming a green Christmas tree with an orange star, decorated with silver stars

A handmade gift tag - red flower surrounded with bit of silver foil

Two handmade Christmas gift tags - a red flower and a Christmas tree with a star

Do you make your own Christmas gift tags? I’d love to see your ideas. πŸ™‚

For more Christmas gift tags, check out this post:

7 handmade Christmas gift tags made with swirled paper strips
7 DIY personalized Christmas Gift Tags

15 thoughts on “DIY Christmas gift name tags

  1. Very pretty. My youngest daughter and I are looking forward to making some of our Christmas decorations again this year. Now I’ve seen this post we might try our hand at this too – I love coming across crafts we haven’t tried yet but, as I’m the least creative one our family, easy always works well for me. Thanks for sharing this Alphe, and thanks for visiting me too πŸ™‚

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    1. Hope you have a lovely time making your decorations! πŸ™‚ I find making such things very relaxing, and I believe it’s a great and creative way of spending time with kids as well, so much better than just sitting in front of a TV.

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