The V Spot

Rants, observations and home decorating from a woman with no time for a blog.

Paper Projects: Homemade Gift Tags

For someone who doesn’t scrapbook, I sure do a lot of paper projects.  I like to make my own homemade gift tags at Christmas.  I can’t help myself. Each year I say I’m going to just use the ready-made type, and each year I wind up making my own anyway.  (It’s a sickness really…)

Paper crafts are always fun, but this year is going to be a bit easier! I received a box full of Aleene’s Dry Adhesive products, and so far my gift tag production is coming along just great.

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I used my Cricut to cut out different size tags and letters.

The double sided tape adhesive was my very favorite item.  SO easy to use.  I normally would have to wrestle with a tape dispenser, but this was a breeze.

I was able to use the adhesive dots to easily attach the cut out letters to the tags.

To use the dots, you simply press the letter onto the dot, then lift it off the plastic strip and place it onto the tag.  So Easy!

 I used far less adhesive.  I never liked using glue or glue pens because the moisture sometimes warped my paper.  Glue sticks aren’t sticky enough…

… but this is sticky enough that one little dot was strong enough to adhere a button to the tag.

To finish up my tags, I inked the edges with a stamp pad and added more buttons.

I plan to use these tags on cookie tins to give to the neighbors.  I cut out letters so I could monogram the front of the tags too.  The Tacky Line Roll was great for this.

Cut the line of adhesive to size and press your item on top of it.

Add it to your tag and you have am easy, personalized gift tag.

  I’m pretty happy with how these turned out.

These products are pretty dang cool.  They are available at Michael’s stores or online at



MiMi said...

December 8, 2011 at 7:35 pm
Those are really cute. What's strange is every year I say I'm gonna make some but end up using ready made.

Jessica said...

December 8, 2011 at 7:35 pm
i'm in love with these.... *sigh*... reason #329071 i should get a cricut.

these are gorgeous! i love that you say you're not going to make them every year and yet you do.. i am the exact opposite. every year i am convinced i'm going to do more christmas crafts. then the 23rd comes around and i forget about all that ambition i had haha.

Debbie refresh restyle said...

December 8, 2011 at 7:40 pm
Those look great! I could use a few "W"'s myself...if you want to send them to me :)

Daneilia @ Anchors Away said...

December 8, 2011 at 8:15 pm
The Christmas Gift tags are really cute.

Emmy said...

December 8, 2011 at 9:30 pm
Those are adorable!!

Anonymous said...

December 9, 2011 at 4:42 am
What a great idea! I don't even need to go buy anything!!!

Creative Raisins said...

December 9, 2011 at 5:39 am
These turned out so good, they are going to look good on your Christmas Packages

Sandi said...

December 9, 2011 at 5:54 am
I love to use previous year's Christmas cards we've received to craft our tags and sometimes Christmas greetings. i'm trying hard to recycle those lovely cards!

SueAnn said...

December 9, 2011 at 11:19 am
Such beautiful tags!! I love them!
So elegant!!
Well done
PS I need to hit Michaels'

Condo Blues said...

December 9, 2011 at 3:38 pm
I always use homemade gift tags. Part of it is because I'm too cheap to buy the expensive pretty ones in the store. I can make nicer tags for less!

ilovetocreate said...

December 9, 2011 at 7:17 pm
So elegant and simple to do. My favorite kind of craft project!!! Thanks so much for playing with our Tacky adhesives. You made a beautiful post and project :)

Kelli said...

December 12, 2011 at 1:24 am
I LOVE these!!!! Joy is my word theme for my cards this year. Great usual.

Renee @ Rustic Crafts said...

December 16, 2011 at 9:34 pm
Super cute tags! I would love for you to share this project at my Christmas link party over at Rustic Crafts ~
I hope to see you there!

srpprcrftr said...

May 7, 2012 at 7:19 am
Just subscribed to your blog. Sure enjoyed your projects. Your tutorial for the gift tags is great. Can make tags for lots of holidays, occasions, not just Christmas.
I don't have a cricut but do have alot of patterns and a template for different shaped and sized tags. The chance of getting a cricut is pretty dim so I do what I can afford.
I'll have to look online for Aleene's adhesive products as there aren't too many places in Grand Junction, CO that sell any of their products let alone the ones you demonstrated. I'll look forward to your next post.

Amy Alex said...

July 4, 2012 at 12:48 pm
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