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8 Christmas Gift Tags to Make with Kids
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8 Christmas Gift Tags to Make with Kids

Difficulty Beginner
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1 hr +

Gift tags and present toppers are the perfect thing to give your carefully considered gifts that little extra finishing touch. Fantastic to make with kids, these designs are quick, thrifty and as well as making great tags the recipient can also keep them as a beautiful keepsake. Here are 8 ways to use your craft stash for making gorgeous gift tags.

Tutorial by Geogia Coote

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How to make

Clay Fingerprint tags

These are fantastic tags to make with the golden finishing touch made by the tiniest of helpers! Wonderfully tactile and stylishly subtle these tags are such a luxurious little extra gift and keepsake. Made with air drying clay and then finished with your little ones fingerprint, you could add their name and the date if you wanted to give even more of a personal touch.

 

You Will need

Air Dry Clay 

Gold paint

Round Cookie Cutters

Rolling pin 

Twine

Scissors

Paint brush

Marker Pen

Step 1

Squash and play with the clay to warm it up, then roll out to roughly 1cm thick and cut out a circle with the cookie cutter.

Step 2

Gently smooth round the edge with your finger and then push through the end of a paintbrush to create the hole for hanging. Tip - smooth the back of the hole after to ensure no unsightly bumps.

Step 3

Press your fingerprint into the clay to create a dent and then leave the clay to dry for 4-5 days (temperature depending).

Step 4 

Using the gold paint print your child’s finger into the dent shape on the clay - you may need to practice it a few times first to get the right consistency.

Step 5 

Cut a 20cm length of string, fold it in half and thread the folded end through the front of the hole and then pull the end of the string through to finish.

Candy Cane Gift toppers

All the fun of candy canes but less of the sticky mitts! Made in minutes these are quite simply the easiest of ways to pep up your presents!

 

You Will Need

Pipe cleaners

Gift tags

Scissors

Pen

Step 1 

Fold one of the pipe cleaners in half and cut.

Step 2

Fold over the top quarter of the pipe cleaner to create the hook of the candy cane.

Step 3

Write on the gift tag and thread the cane through the pre-punched hole, then hook onto your presents!

Washi Tape Bauble tags

A great stash buster, these tags are the perfect quick make for fellow washi tape fiends! These colourful card baubles are simply made with strips of washi tape layered up and cut with a round cutter. Have fun with these by creating lots of different designs easily by switching up the tapes you use.

 

You Will Need

Craft punch

Washi tape

 

Step 1

Stick strips of washi tape over a small piece of card - I used A5 but any is fine, this is great for using up bits of card from the recycling box!

Step 2

Take the cutter and cut out as many circles as you can from the card.

Step 3

Using the smaller cutter, cut out a hole for hanging.

Step 4 

Cut a 20cm length of twine, fold it in half and thread it through the front of the hole and then pull through to finish.

Fingerprint Snowmen

How cute are these sweet little finger print snowman? These can be tailored towards whatever the age of the maker. Really little children can do the fingerprints and an adult  can pen in the details, while older children can embellish to their hearts content!

 

You Will Need

Gift tags

Ink pad

Twine

Fine line pen

Marker pen

Scissors

Step 1

Press your finger firmly into the inkpad and print onto the gift tag - press just the tip of your finger for the head of the snowman and the full finger for the body.

Step 2

Pen in all the details.

Step 3 

Cut a 20cm piece of twine and fold in half, then thread the folded end through the front of the hole in the tag. Pull through to finish.

Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree tags

Pretty little pipe cleaner Christmas trees, these tags are so satisfying to make and such a speedy way to add some personality to your presents. An adult will need to use the glue gun to attach the trees, however if you wanted you could use PVA it would just take longer to dry.

 

You Will Need

Pipe cleaners

Star foam stickers

Gift tags

Glue gun

Scissors

Step 1

Cut a pipe cleaner in half.

Step 2

Bend the pipe cleaner to make a zig zag tree shape, start with the top gradually increasing the lengths between the bends.

Step 3 

Stick a star on the top to finish and secure to the gift tag. 

Fimo Star Tags

These brightly coloured stars are sure to make any lucky recipient feel extra special. Fimo is a great material to use with young kids and older kids alike, younger children can squidge and inprint to their hearts delight, while the older ones can cut out more complex shapes and decorate their tags with patterns and prints. These make beautiful Christmas decorations after use and create a lovely memento of a particular year.

You Will Need

Fimo 

Rolling pin 

Star cookie cutters

Twine

Small paintbrush

Baking tray

Grease proof paper

Step 1

Squash and mould your fimo for a little while to warm it up, then roll it out to roughly 0.5cm thick and cut out a star using the cookie cutter.

Step 2

Take the end of a paintbrush and push it through the star to create a hole for hanging. Repeat this for every star that you make.

Step 3

To make a terrazo like effect, break off tiny pieces of 2 different colours and lay them on top of your base colour, then roll it out and cut another star.

Step 4

To make a stripy marbled effect, take two colours of fimo and roll them into thin sausage shapes and twist them together.

Step 5

Fold the twisted length in half and then roll it out. Cut out your star shape.

Step 6 

Place the fimo stars on a lined baking tray and bake according to the instructions on the packet.

Step 7

Once cooled, layer up the stars with the smaller ones on top. Cut a 20cm length of twine and fold it in half. Thread it through holes of the stars at the front and then pull through the length. Write your greeting on the back with a permanent pen.

Tinsel hoop tags

These sweet tinsel tags are great to do with pre schoolers. They’re fantastic to promote fine motor skills and the shiny tinsel pipe cleaners and colourful beads are just the thing to keep them entertained for longer.

You Will Need

Pipe cleaners

Mixed beads

Gift tags

 

Step 1 

Thread some beads onto a pipe cleaner and then thread on a tag.

Step 2

Twist the ends of the pipe cleaner together to make a circle shape, space out the beads over the join and attach to your presents!

Pom Pom Gift Tags

Is there anything better than making pom poms? These cute mini versions are made using a fork and colouring changing yarn for extra fun!

You Will Need

Yarn

Gift Tas

Scissors

Pen

Fork

Step 1

Wrap the yarn around the outside of the fork.

Step 2

Take a length of yarn and thread it through the middle section of the fork and tie it in a knot tightly.

Step 3

Cut down the side of the fork on one side and then the other, trim if necessary leaving the long lengths from tying free.

Step 4

Tie the pom pom to the gift tag and attach to your gift.

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