Pressed for time wrapping those last minute handmade holiday gifts? Create these super cute and simple DIY gift tags and give your Christmas presents a beautiful handmade touch that looks anything but rushed using paper scraps and washi tape!
For this holiday gift tag I used an eco-friendly paper scrap left over from an Artterro craft kit – it was gray on one side and patterned on the other – and Pink Cherry Blossom Snowflake Japanese Washi Tape and Baby Blue Silver Corner Japanese Washi Tape both from Cute Tape.
I simply cut out a tag shape from the paper then covered one side completely with the cherry blossom washi tape. Then I cut out a rectangle from the same scrap paper and applied a white sticker from a sticker label sheet to the front and added a border and my gift recipient info with a fine point Sharpie marker. I then adhered this rectangle to the tag with two corners of tape cut out from the Blue Silver Corner washi tape. A small hole punch was used to attach the baker’s twine by looping it through the hole.
As the back of my scrap paper was patterned I didn’t need to add washi tape to the back. However, if you are using a solid colored paper, you can add strips of the Blue Silver Corner washi tape to completely cover the back of your tag. I then cut out the words from a Handmade with Love sticker label and added this to the back of the tag.
The resulting tags would also be adorable later on after the gifts have been opened in a Christmas themed scrapbook that highlights your family’s holiday memories!
You can also use washi tape to create custom wrapping paper for small gifts and stocking stuffers – like homemade soaps! This Striped Half Circle Washi Tape is perfect for winter birthdays as well as Christmas. Simply match up strips of washi tape along a sheet of blank paper.
For Christmas gifts give your wrapping paper a holiday look by drawing hooks onto each circle to create Christmas tree ornaments.
Then cut your wrapping paper to fit the gift and wrap!
For more cute DIY gift wrap ideas, be sure to follow my Pretty Packaging board on Pinterest!