I love making handmade gift tags to embellish presents during the holiday season and beyond! Here’s some super easy DIY gift tags to make with kids that are perfect to entertain them during their winter break. You can even have them start making some for Valentine’s Day!
Materials needed to make these super easy DIY gift tags:
- Foamies® Air Dry Modeling Clay.
- Tag Shape Die Cut.
- DariceHole Punch.
- Darice Craft Knife.
- Paint and Paintbrush.
- Darice Ribbon.
Step 1. To begin your DIY gift tags, sandwich the clay between two layers of plastic wrap and roll out until about 1/4″ thick. You can also do that by pressing the clay between your hands but it won’t be as smooth. Press the die cut shapes into the clay, just enough to create an imprint but not so much that they get stuck.
Step 2. Use a craft knife to cut away the excess clay.
Step 3. Smooth the edges of your DIY gift tags with your hands. Place somewhere safe and allow to dry completely for the allotted time suggested on the packaging.
Step 4. Once the tags have hardened completely and you’ve punched a hole at the top, you’re ready to start decorating them! If you’re using these to make some last minute holiday gift tags, a rustic tree and the word “merry” looks great or go the classic route with just “to” and “from”. I’m getting a heads up on Valentine’s Day with some pretty “Love” tags! I made a few for my 7 year old son to paint and I love the super fun robot tags he made. I know his grandmother is going to love them!
All that’s left to do is string a piece of ribbon through the hole and attach to a pretty brown package! Whether it’s for Christmas or Valentine’s Day, these DIY gift tags will be a welcomed embellishment to any gift. With a blank canvas such as these tags, the customization options are endless!
Check out these neat 3D keepsake gift tag ideas for another option on topping your presents this year!