Hey all, thanks for stopping by Bitterroot DIY!
This year I joined 13 other bloggers in a Christmas gift wrapping blog hop! If you’re stopping by from the hop, welcome and don’t forget to visit the other bloggers linked below!
I like to focus on building here at Bitterroot DIY, so I decided to make some super simple DIY wood gift tags.
They’re a fun Christmas craft and add a little personal touch to your gifts!
Tools & Supplies
- Kraft Paper
- Sticky-Back Canvas
- Natural Raffia
- Christmas Sprays
- Miter Saw
- Tape Measure
- Safety Glasses
- Ear Protection
- 1 | ¼” x 1 x 3
*I found Aspen boards at Menards, but Home Depot also carries nice smaller boards. Or you could use craft wood (balsa or basswood) … whatever you have available should work just fine!
- 1 | 1 x 3 @ 3.5”
Cut your 1 x 3 to length according to the cut list.
Measure and mark ½” in from each of the top corners.
To make the top corner cuts, I made a sort of jig for my miter saw. You can follow my method, or simply saw the corners off by hand.
To use a miter saw: Place an upright spare board along the fence of the saw and clamp in place. Set the saw to a 45 miter and cut through the spare board.
Since the gift tag is so small, it’s difficult to see exactly where the saw will cut. The spare board eliminates that issue and also provides a nice bumper to rest the gift tag against.
Position the gift tag so that the guide cut aligns with top corner marks you made earlier.
Make the first cut, flip the gift tag over, and repeat for the other side.
Drill a small hole through the top of the gift tag. We’ll use that to thread the twine at the end.
Sand and finish as desired. I used Minwax Jacobean stain to provide some contrast against the canvas tag and kraft paper.
If you choose to stain or paint your gift tag, make sure to let it dry thoroughly before moving on to the next step.
Print your gift tag labels and adhere to the wood tag.
I printed the labels onto some sticky-back canvas. The canvas gives the tag a natural look and is easy to simply cut out and stick on!
I found these images on The Graphics Fairy and resized and organized them to fit the gift tags.
Download the template here!
Thread a small piece of twine through the top of the gift tag and tie off at the end.
There you have it for your new gift tags!
Now it’s on to wrapping!
Step 6. Wrapping
Start with some kraft paper.
This stuff is seriously The. Best.
Use it for shipping packages, stuffing packages, book covers (high school throwback) …
… or wrap a gift and top it with some ribbon that fits the occasion!
It’s perfect year round!
Fun gift wrapping with a sweet personal touch!
Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!
Don’t forget to visit the other bloggers and see their great ideas!