13 Creative DIY Christmas Gift Tag Ideas

Sending your loved ones presents in creative homemade wrapping paper is much more thoughtful and memorable than the standard store-bought laminated and metallic kinds. 

But if you want to really make your gift stand out – or  justadd a homemade touch to the store-bought wrapping paper you have been using – try making one of these creative DIY gift tags.

These creative tags are also perfect to attach to gifts that may not need to be entirely wrapped, or are too awkward of a shape to be covered in chic paper. Also, it’s the perfect addition to presents for guests who are environmentally-conscious, and don’t want to create paper waste with a wrapped gift

So take a few minutes out of your day to create one of these special DIY gift tags for a special holiday present no one will ever forget. 


  • Embroidered

    With just some card stock and thread, you can have a collection of beautiful gift tags like the ones featured on the embroidery blog Miniature Rhino. You can even mix up the color of paper and thread to match your wrapping.

  • Wee Wreaths

    How cute are these little wreaths? Frolic! made some of the cutest gift tags we've ever seen using some string and fresh herbs of your choosing. Bonus: They smell delicious.

  • Cotton Ball Snowman

    Just some simple cotton balls and some tiny twigs make for an adorable DIY snowman, like the one featured on Better Homes & Gardens.

  • Modge Podge Cookie

    This cookie looks good enough to eat. Too bad it's Modge Podge! The project featured on Modge Podge Rocks uses the crafting super tool to create a lovely and realistic-looking cookie gift tag.

  • Lovely Linen

    With simply some scraps of linen and a stamp, you have a rustic and chic gift tag, like the ones on Sewing Barefoot.

  • DIY Fingerprint

    Get the little ones involved with our DIY Fingerprint Gift Tags, which can use their own fingerprints to create adorable reindeer on a tag. How personal -- the grandparents will love to see this!

  • Watercolor Tags

    Watercolors aren't just for elementary school anymore. Break out the colors and brushes, and make these adorable tags featured on Eat Drink Chic.

  • Yuletide Yarn

    These simple and creative gift tags featured on Whipper Berry are actually made from tissue paper spun with a drill to look like yarn. Plus, you can make them in all kinds of fun colors!

  • Button Ornaments

    Buttons are already adorable, but they're even cuter when they're turned into ornaments, like the gift tags featured on Hamburger Liebe. The site also has other simple and creative designs for button snowmen and wreath gift tags. Note: The website is German, so make sure you have a browser translator to read all about the project.

  • Jar of Buttons

    As the mason jar craze rages on, we love these jar of buttons gift tags featured on Live, Laugh Rowe that feature real buttons. Visit the site to get the printables.

  • Embroidered

    Jazz up some plain gift tags with leftover scraps of fabric and printable labels, like Heartmade did.

  • Glitter & Glam

    Sometimes, all you need is a little glitter, glue and some kind of calligraphy pen, and you'll have gift tags like the ones featured on Urban Nester.

  • Magazine Inspiration

    Taking images from your favorite magazines can be a lovely and simple way to make some gift tags. Check out the project featured on The Red Thread for more inspiration.

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