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Handmade Christmas Gift Tags

I know sometimes it is hard to think of Christmas in July. However, I really enjoy making my own gifts, gifts tags, and adding Handmade Christmas Gift Tags personal handmade touches to gift wrapping. If I don’t start in July I will never be done in time for Christmas.

Handmade Christmas gift tags are a creative way to share your personal style and make the gift recipient feel extra special. Here are a few of the tags I have worked on. I still have several more to make. Luckily, I still have plenty of time to make each one extra special.

Materials Needed:

  • Gift Tag Punch (or you can cut your own)
  • Die Cut Embellishment (I chose a bird)
  • Glitter Letter Stickers
  • Assorted Cardstock
  • Glue Stick
  • Quilters Pin with Pearl Head
  • Assorted Beads
  • 3/8″ wide Sheer Iridescent Ribbon
  • Mini Bowdabra
  • Hair Bow Tool & Ruler
  • Bowdabra Bow Wire
  • Hot Glue Gun


1. Begin by gathering all the materials you will need to make the gift tags.

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2. Using a glue stick assemble the tag.

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Handmade Christmas Gift Tags


3. To make the bow for each tag begin with the Hair Bow Tool & Ruler on the Mini Bowdabra. Cut 18″ of Bowdabra Bow Wire fold the wire in half and place it into the Mini Bowdabra. Cut the ribbon end at an angle. Place the ribbon into the Mini Bowdabra at the 2″ mark.

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Handmade Christmas Gift Tags


4. Fold the first loop at the 1.5″ mark.

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Handmade Christmas Gift Tags


5. Make a matching loop on the other side.

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6. Trim the ribbon at the 2″ mark for the other bow tail.

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7. Scrunch down with the Mini Bowdabra Wand.

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8. Thread the two Bowdabra Bow Wire tails through the loop.

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9. Pull the wire tightly.

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10. Bring the wire around to the back of the bow and knot.

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11. Add a finishing knot to the center of the bow. To get a full knot layer two ribbon strands of sheer iridescent. Knot the cent

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Handmade Christmas Gift Tags


12. Hot glue the finishing knot to the center of the bow. Trim away excess ribbon.

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Handmade Christmas Gift Tags


13. Add some beads to a quilter’s pin. Push the pin through the center of the knot. (Optional: I used wire cutters to remove the sharp point of the pin.)

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14. Follow the instructions to make additional gift tags.

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