Why buy gift tags when you can use your Cricut to make DIY Christmas Gift Tags that you can’t find in stores? Pair these with a few DIY Holiday Gifts and your Christmas will be budget-friendly.
Today, I’m going to share my favorite handmade gift ideas and give my free Cricut gift tags file!
Cricut DIY Christmas Gift Tags
One great reason to make Christmas Gift Tags with Cricut is to give gifts a touch of personalization; something you can't find in stores.
Admittedly, I didn’t hand make every single gift I gave. However, I placed a lot of my focus on the details.
These simple diy holiday gift tags really fit in with my less is more approach to Christmas this year. While I’ll always love fun wrapping paper and pretty bows with ribbons and glitter, I wanted to attempt something more… relaxed. After all, we’ve had enough chaos and excitement this year.
So, I grabbed a bundle of twine and my favorite Cricut paper supplies to cut out these fun gift tags.
Supplies You'll Need:
These are the supplies you'll need for your layered Christmas Gift Tags.
- this Christmas Gift Tags Project File
- Cricut Joy (or other Cricut Cutting Machine)
- StandardGrip Mat
- Spatula Tool
- Cricut True Brushed Paper, Elegance (I highly recommend this for the texture!)
- Mixed Materials, Martha Stewart Enchanted Forest
- Astrobrights Black Card Stock
Before beginning, I recommend subscribing to Cricut Access for over 100k images and thousands of beautiful fonts for your Cricut designs. It's not a requirement for this tutorial but it makes creating so much more fun!
How to make Christmas gift tags with Cricut
- Place paper on your StandardGrip mat.
- Load mat into the Cricut Joy.
- Select either the 80lb card stock setting (works on 65lb just fine) or the deluxe paper cut setting.
- Select GO.
- You'll follow the same steps for the other colors you're using. Weed everything, removing paper from mat with the Cricut Spatula Tool
NOTE: I recommend sticking to solid colors for your gift tags. I found that the tags didn't look as elegant with patterned sheets. However, you can play around with different textures of paper. I personally love the Cricut True Brushed Paper. It's GORGEOUS!
How to Assemble Gift Tags:
- To assemble your gift tags, you'll need to choose front and back shapes that are matching.
- At this point, you'll decide which colors you'd like to pair together, if you didn't already have that in mind.
- Once you'd prepared your front and back tags, tie them together with twine in either a bow or tie directly around a package.
- Some choose to write on the top of the bottom paper, while other write on the back of the bottom paper – that's all a matter of preference. (If you're looking for a good pen that doesn't smear – this is the one I use)
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