DIY Christmas Gift Tags

DIY Christmas Gift Tags Tutorial

Christmas Gift Tags + FREE SVG – for a Limited Time!

This year I was so excited to be invited to participate in the 2×12 Cardstock Shop‘s 12 Days of Christmas Event! 12 Designers, 12 crafty Christmas paper projects – and best of all, 12 Free SVG files to create each project!

For my project, I created this adorable set of 3 DIY Christmas gift tags. To grab this SVG for free, sign up for the 12 Days of Christmas Event, which starts Nov. 24th and ends Dec. 5th. Each day, you’ll receive an email with a new Christmas paper project, and a free SVG to make it!

Sign up before the event begins to make sure you receive each project! Then stock up on the amazing cardstock from 12×12 Cardstock Shop and get ready for 12 days of crafting fun! I’ve linked below to all the colors I used in this project if you want to create the same look I did!

Read on to see how to make these DIY Christmas gift tags, and pick up a few tips for paper crafting with your cutting machine!

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Here’s What You’ll Need:

12×12 Cardstock Shop has such an amazing selection of beautiful, high quality, papers that are perfect for cutting with my Cricut!

Christmas Cardstock

Cut Project Pieces

Open up the DIY Christmas Gift Tags SVG file in your cutting software and use your machine to cut the pieces. Here I’m using Cricut Design Space.

This file includes 3 different name tag versions so you can choose to use your machine to write the words “To” and “From”, use Print then Cut, or leave it blank and handwrite your names.

Christmas Gift Tags SVG

I’ve also included backing shapes if you’re using a glitter cardstock that is one-sided, cut the backing piece from a solid color cardstock to give the back a nice finish!

If you’ve never worked with these papers before, I highly recommend doing a test cut first so you don’t ruin any of this beautiful paper! Here are the settings I used with my Cricut Maker:

  • Sequin Glitter and Glitter Luxe Cardstock – Glitter Cardstock setting
  • Textured Cardstock – Heavy Cardstock setting (100lb)
  • Pearlescent / Foil Board – Poster Board setting

Paper crafting tip: To remove cardstock from a sticky cutting mat without curling, turn the mat face-down and carefully peel the mat away from the cardstock.

Once all pieces are cut, I like to lay out and assemble the layers of the DIY Christmas gift tags without glueing anything down to make sure I have all the pieces I need and see how it all goes together.

Christmas Gift tag pieces laid out

Elf Gift Tag

Now I’m ready to start assembling! I’ll start with the elf tag. Attach the collar piece and gold ring to the tag base, aligning the hole and edges.

Paper crafting tip: Glueing on top of glitter cardstock can be tricky! I found that Art Glitter Glue worked really well for this!

Then, attach the belt and buckle pieces about ½” above the bottom of the tag.

Paper crafting tip: Using tweezers helps handle those tiny pieces, and keeps glue off your fingers!

Next, glue the name tag to the backing piece. Then attach the backing to the tag base.

Gently feed a ribbon, string, or craft twine through the hole to finish off your elf tag!

B038 square elf

Santa Gift Tag

Glue the coat trim shape to the tag base.

Paper crafting tip: Using the brayer can also help the layers get a good “stick”, especially on glitter cardstock.

Then attach Santa’s beard shape, and then the gold ring. The beard piece is optional, but I like the extra dimension it gives!

Then, attach the belt, and buckle pieces about ½’ above the bottom of the tag.

Next, glue the name tag to the backing piece. Then attach the backing to the tag base.

Add ribbon, string, or bakers twine through the hole to finish off your Santa gift tag!

B038 square santa

Gingerbread Gift Tag

Glue the top ring over the hole, then add the bowtie and buttons.

Then add the icing squiggle about ½” above the bottom of the tag.

Since this cardstock is double-sided, I attached the name tag piece directly to the back of the tag base..

Add ribbon or craft string through the hole to finish off your Gingerbread gift tag!

Gingerbread Gift Tag

And that’s it! Write the recipients name and attach to a gift for someone special!

Thanks so much for crafting along with me to create these these DIY Christmas gift tags – I hope you had fun and enjoyed playing with pretty Christmas cardstock! Be on the lookout for the next Christmas project heading toward your inbox tomorrow from 12×12 Cardstock!!

Happy Crafting!


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17 thoughts on “DIY Christmas Gift Tags”

    • Hi Sheila, If you are signed up for the 12 Days of Christmas event by 12×12 Cardstock Shop, then you should have received an email from them today with access to this SVG file. If you weren’t previously signed up, this file will be added to my shop after the event ends (Dec 6th). If you’d like to join in on the event, you can still sign up using the link at the beginning of this tutorial to receive files for the remaining projects in the event!

  1. Hello Kristin,
    I think these gift tags are adorable! I really want to make them but there is no video attached to this project. I am apart of the 12×12. – 12 days of Christmas event. Every other day had a video with the rest of the information about the project. Was this an oversight? If you would provide me with a link to the video I would be even so grateful. I’ve seen a lot of gift tag videos and yours is a stand-out to me! Thank you in advance for your help with this issue.
    Gwen S. (^0^)

    • Hi Gwen, Thank you so much for your kind words! I don’t currently have a video for these tags, however this tutorial shows step by step how to assemble these files. If you get stuck, feel free to reach out to me and I’ll be happy to help you through it!


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