Making DIY Christmas Gift Tags with Scrap Fabric and Cardboard

This tutorial is all about how to make your own homemade DIY Christmas gift tags out of things you would normally throw out, namely cardboard and fabric scraps!

Materials Used: DIY Christmas Gift Tags

– Thin Cardboard – Fabric Scraps – Gift Tag Punch – Twine – Fabric Glue – Sticky Back Paper

Step 1: Cut your Cardboard to the Desired Width

The gift tag punch I used for these Christmas gift tags is the same one I used to make my ‘homemade’ Kraft tags.

It has three sizes of gift tags you can make, and the only thing you need to do first is cut out your strips of cardboard to the width that you want, either 1.5, 2, or 2.5. You get a different-shaped gift tag top for each size.

Step 2: Get Creative With Your Fabric Scraps

You can use the tinniest little pieces for this, and it’s great for ‘fussy cutting’ little elements (fussy cutting = deliberately cutting out an image or pattern from a piece of fabric).

For the first one, you literally just take 3 or 4 very thin strips of fabric (less than half an inch thick) and trim the ends so that the strips get smaller and smaller as you go up your ‘tree’.

Christmas Tree Gift Tags

Scrappy Corners

For the second type of Christmas tree tag, I used those little scrap corners you get left with when you trim gussets or quilt binding strips.