What’s Christmas in July without gift tags? 🎄 These Vintage-Look Christmas Gift Tags are so fun and easy to make – and they can double as ornaments after you gift them. 🙂
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I found these chipboard tags on clearance at Hobby Lobby after Christmas last year. They also had this pad of vintage-look patterned paper on clearance. I picked them up not really knowing what I would do with them, but the price was right so I added them to my box of Christmas supplies to play with later.
By the way, Hobby Lobby is already putting out their Christmas merchandise and I’m guessing they will have these again this year so hopefully you’ll be able to find them soon. I did find these wood tags that are similar in size – just a little smaller – that have good reviews and would work to make these cute tags as well. There are also tons of patterned papers out there to choose from.
The tags came with a gold cord hanger that I wasn’t crazy about so first I cut that off. Then I flipped my patterned paper over, traced my tag on the back, and cut it out.
Using a foam brush, I applied a thin coat of Mod Podge to my tags and smoothed on the patterned paper, matching up the edges. Then I used a sponge dauber to add some Memento Rich Cocoa ink around the edges of the tag to give it a vintage look.
I stamped “Merry Christmas” (here’s a similar stamp) with ink to match my papers onto white card stock and punched it out with a scalloped oval punch (here’s a similar punch). I lightly sponged Memento Rich Cocoa ink over the entire oval to tone down the white card stock and add a vintage look. Then I inked then edges of the oval with ink to match the sentiment. I added the oval to the tag with foam tape. I used my Crop-A-Dile tool to punch the hole through my patterned paper, lining it up with the hole in the tag.
I stamped “To: and From:” (these are similar) on the back of each gift tag before adding the hanger.
I cut some natural twine and threaded it through the hole on the tag. I threaded both ends through a natural wood bead and tied a knot close to the bead. Then I tied the ends of the twine together in a knot to make a hanger. I have this set of natural wood beads. It’s a great set with over 1100 beads in 6 different sizes for about $12.00 – so many uses in your craft room.
I added gems or pearl embellishments to the bottom corner of each tag to finish them off.
These Vintage-Look Christmas Gift Tags make a great package tie-on and can be kept and enjoyed for years to come. If you’re not a fan of the vintage look, you can easily make these in bright Christmas colors or cool snowy colors – just change your patterned paper and ink colors and don’t ink the edges with brown ink. I made some bright Christmas tags in this post.
How many gift tags will you be making?