How to make an easy personalised gift tag

how to make an easy personalised gift tag

I love a beautifully wrapped gift. To me, it’s another layer of thoughtfulness. It doesn’t have to be all that fancy, just nicely done, but a great gift tag can really finish it off.

I adore tags. They’re unassuming, but full of potential. They don’t take up much space, don’t cost much, and can dress up the plainest of wrapping papers. They can be kept  in a drawer and pulled out whenever you need them. They take the gift from simple and understated to whatever mood you’re after in a flash depending on how you use them.

It was Aoife’s birthday last week. She’s at a bit of a funny in-between age right now and it seemed right to move away from childish wrapping paper and start giving her something a little more grown up. She loves sparkly things, so I wrapped her presents in white easel paper and gold yarn from my stash, then added these easy handmade tags. I used a star punch for Aoife, but the tags can be adapted to all kinds of holidays and situations depending on what kind of craft punch you use.

If you’d like to make your own, here’s how.

If you make it, I’d love to see it. Take a picture and tag it #artfullycarin on Instagram, or come back here here and leave a link to where I can find it. Thank you!


how to make an easy personalised gift tag

* luggage tag
* star punch
* small photo (mine measured 2.5 cm x 3.5 cm and 2.5 cm x 2.5 cm)
* glue stick
* gold ink pad


how to make an easy personalised gift tag

1. Remove the string from the tag and set aside.

how to make an easy personalised gift tag

2. Centre the punch along the bottom edge of your tag and cut out the shape. Turn the punch upside down to get a more accurate view.

how to make an easy personalised gift tag

3. Glue down the photo(s) to the centre of the tag

how to make an easy personalised gift tag

4. Carefully rub the ink pad along the edges of the pad. Set aside to dry for a few minutes.

how to make an easy personalised gift tag

5. Tie to your gift and enjoy.

how to make easy personalised gift tags

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  1. These are lovely Carin. I have to admit that while I spend a lot of time getting my wrapping ‘just so’ I usually just use a generic gift tag.You have inspired me x
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  2. Oh these are lovely! What a fab idea 🙂
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  3. Love this! Where do you get luggage tags like that? I’ve only seen them at the airport. lol
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