When I wrap presents in wrapping paper, I often just cut out a bit of the wrapping paper, fold it in half, and use it as a gift tag. But when I use boxes or fabric bags, I obviously need another solution.
I like a simple look, so this year, I made little stamped monogram gift tags. I scrounged up some cardstock scrapbook paper pieces I didn’t want (this page said Forever and I’d cropped that part off so I could use the plain part of the paper on a scrapbook page.) and then stamped the appropriate letters using my alphabet stamps.
I cut them to the right size and then used a regular hole-puncher on the top of the tag.
If you want to get a little bit fancier, you can run an ink pad along the sides of your tags to darken them a bit. I do this all the time when I’m scrapbooking, because it gives your paper a much more finished look.
I use cloth ribbon to close my fabric gift bags, and that’s usually too wide to fit through the punched hole. So, I use a bit of curling ribbon to attach the tag.
I tie a little knot around the punched hole and then just slip the curling ribbon underneath the cloth ribbon. If you curl both ends of the ribbon, it’ll actually hold the tag on without a knot (the curled ends will keep tag from sliding off).
I use a small piece of curling ribbon to attach these to gift boxes as well.
You could just use double-sided tape, but I like the way the tag looks with a bit of ribbon. If your tag insists on hanging lopsided, though, stick a small piece of tape underneath to hold it in place.
I’m so pleased with how these turned out. They’re easy to make, they’re sleek and simple-looking, and they didn’t cost me anything!