3 Ways to DIY Gift Tags

Showing you 3 ways to DIY gift tags. These are super simple and great when you are in a rush to add a personal touch to your gifts. The first 2 ways are easy and quick, anyone can do it. The 3rd way needs a few more supplies but adds a great element to a simple tag. I share a short video over on my Channel and I have the free printable tags down below. So, let’s get started!

3 Ways to DIY Gift Tags

3 Ways to DIY Gift Tags – Stamp Ink

Supplies

Tutorial

1. Print Your Tags

Super simple – decide what paper you want to use. For this tutorial, I used white card stock. For my bullet journal, I used dot grid craft paper. You can even use scrapbook paper and label the names on the back.

The printable is set to print 8.5 x 11 inches but you can make adjustments depending on your paper size.

2. Apply Stamp Ink

Decide on the colour stamp ink you want to use. Using the mini blending tool, start adding colour to the tag. In the tutorial, I add the colour along the bottom .

You can keep this super simple or have some fun with it by blending different colours together. If you want a clean line with your ink, you can add some Washi, apply your ink, and then remove the Washi. I don’t show this in the tutorial, but it is an option for you.

3 Ways to DIY Gift Tags - Stamp Ink

3 Ways to DIY Gift Tags – Color Pen

Supplies

Tutorial

1. Print Your Tags

Same as above, super simple – decide what paper you want to use. For this tutorial, I used white card stock. For my bullet journal, I used dot grid craft paper. You can even use scrapbook paper and label the names on the back.

The printable is set to print 8.5 x 11 inches but you can make adjustments depending on your paper size.

2. Outline the Shape

Grab your colour pen – I am using a red PaperMate Flair – and draw a rough outline around your tag. Super simple but still adds an element of fun to your tag. Use different colours, make multiple outlines, have fun with it.

Simple Gift Tag

3 Ways to DIY Gift Tags – Embossing

Supplies

Tutorial

1. Print Your Tags

Same as above, super simple – decide what paper you want to use. For this tutorial, I used white card stock. For my bullet journal, I used dot grid craft paper. You can even use scrapbook paper and label the names on the back.

The printable is set to print 8.5 x 11 inches but you can make adjustments depending on your paper size.

2. Apply Embossing Ink and Powder

Place the tag on a piece of paper. Using the Embossing Ink or the Dabber, apply ink where you want the embossing powder to melt. If you want a clean border, place Washi before adding the ink.

Once your ink is applied, add your embossing powder. Add as much as you need to cover the entire area where you placed the embossing ink. When you are happy, you can tap off any extra powder on the piece of paper under the tag. Gently fold the paper and put the excess powder back in the container.

3. Using the Heat Tool

Next you are going to melt the powder with the Heat Embossing Tool. This tool gets hot enough to melt the powder which is why I recommend one. There are a couple of notes here. Hold the tag down with a pen or ruler as the heat can burn you. The next important note is that the tool can burn the paper too. If you keep the heat focused on an area for too long, the powder and paper will brown and you’ll have to try again.

So with that in mind, hold down your tag and carefully move the tool over the powder. After a second, you will see the powder start to melt. Keep moving around the tag until all of the powder is melted. Once the tag has cooled, you are ready to add writing to your tag.

Embossing Gift Tag

FinaL Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and the fun, easy ways you can have fun with personalizing basic tags. If you are willing to share, I would love if you could tag me on Instagram @natashamillerletters so that I can see what you create. If you want to see more tutorials like this, don’t hesitate to reach out and let me know what you want to see. Thank you so much for your time today!

Talk soon!

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