Gift tags are a great way to let kids put a handmade touch on their Mother's Day present. Not to mention that it can save you a trip to the store!
Plus, these DIY gift tags are good for more than just Mother's Day. Make a bunch to keep on hand for weddings, graduations, showers, birthdays and more. Lucky for you, DIY gift tags are quite simple to make!
Quick & easy DIY gift tags
What you'll need:
- Thick paper
- Washi tapes
- Thread, twine or thin yarn
- Hole puncher
You might need (but not required):
- Sharp craft knife
- Cutting mat
- Alphabet rubber stamps
To start, cut some thick paper to the desired size. To create the rectangle gift tag, cut 2" x 3½". Snip off two of the corners for a more traditional gift tag shape.
Use a hole punch to cut a small hole in the top of the gift tag. You can add reinforcement stickers if you have them, but it's not necessary.
After you have all the tags cut out, then the fun part begins.
Gather some washi tape you have and cut the tape into small shapes. There are 2 ways to cut washi tape:
- Using small scissors to cut shapes directly out of the tape. (This is the best option for kids!)
- Stick the tape to the paper, and cut the tape using a sharp craft knife. Then peel away the excess tape.
I cut flowers and stems because they matched perfectly with my tape and the spring theme I was going for. You could also cut butterflies, hearts, stripes — whatever you and your kids dream up!
If you don't have washi tape, you can also use construction paper or scrapbook paper. You'll just need to add your own adhesive (simple school glue or tape will work!).
If you have alphabet stamps, stamp your message onto the tag. Of course, you could also use stickers or simply write on the tag with a pen or marker.
I hope you have been inspired to create some lovely gifts tags!
Editor's Note: This post was originally published in May 2014 and was updated in April 2018.