Super Easy Christmas Gift Tags

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Want to know how to make the cheapest, easiest, Christmas gift tags in the whole world?


Of course you do!

What you need:

  • Stack of old Christmas cards (not photo ones) – if you don’t have any from last year, check out Goodwill or an antique store, or ask around!
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Wrapping supplies – paper, ribbon, tape

1. Pick out cards that have any kind of fun design on front. Make sure there is no writing on the inside top of the card (on the back of the design).

2. Cut around pictures from the fronts of the cards. You can often get more than one cut-out from each card.


3. Punch or cut out a small hole in the cut-out design.

4. Wrap present as normal, but thread ribbon through your homemade gift tag.

5. Address tag appropriately.


I love that this:

  • Recycles something old
  • Doesn’t cost a penny if you save some cards from year to year
  • Is unique
  • Is simple

If you use gift bags, you can tie these on to the handles with some fun curly ribbon.

{Believe it or not, these are my presents for THIS YEAR! I love to shop early and wrap early. Particularly when I have a baby due on December 22nd!}

This easy tip works for me!

8 thoughts on “Super Easy Christmas Gift Tags

  1. This is an awesome idea, can't believe I haven't thought of this because I am always wondering what to do with old Christmas cards.

  2. I have thought of doing something like this but honestly, when I can buy 200 tags at the dollarstore for a buck and they last me at least a few years, I haven't had the need.

  3. This is a good idea! It certainly is cheap, a good way to recycle those old Christmas cards and has its own style too.

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