How To Make Your Own Pretty Gift Tags

Crafty and pretty, making your own holiday gift tags can also be a great way to save money and have more to spend on the actual gifts themselves. This post may give you some ideas of how to do just that, and it's something that the family can participate in as well.

How To Make Your Own Pretty Gift Tags


pretty holiday gift tags

I'm a self admitted pen nerd and although not the best at formal calligraphy I do enjoy a good doodle with various colored pens and pencils.
Today I'm partnering with a pen that I do use daily, and Pilot Pens are always in my stash. They are the #1 selling gel ink pen brand in the U.S. and the longest lasting....win/win for me in my home office and my creative endeavors. The colors are vibrant for crafting and just plain old writing, as they use pigments instead of dyes. Makes sense to me!

colored pen diy project doodling

I used a paper punch to cut out my own gift tags with decorative card stock paper. I rarely find pre-made gift tags that I actually like so I make my own. On this one I used several of the G2 pens and doodled out a little tree and added some ornaments and a star on top. The pens come in 15 colors so there are lots to choose from and they last a long time with no drying out. 

home made christmas gift tags

You know how some pens won't write on top of shiny wrapping paper or cards? The Pilot G2 Gel Ink Pens will do that job, and you can see my tags that are made from the shiny decorative card-stock look pretty awesome:-). I also have some small craft store stars made from balsa wood and the pens are pretty perfect for writing on those too. If you find balsa wood stars at your craft store, brush on a layer of school glue and sprinkle with glitter to use either as an ornament or tuck in to your gifts for a special treat.

pretty journal and gift tags

Do you have someone in your life who keeps a journal? My daughters both have kept journals ever since they learned how to write and it's a tradition to give them every year. I'll just tie on a pretty ribbon and tuck a few of these G2 Gel pens behind each ribbon for a pretty and useful gift. If you are gift adult coloring books you can do the same...the pens are a perfect accompaniment!

Thank you to Pilot Pen Corporation for sponsoring this post, all opinions are my own.