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Washi Tape Gift Tags DIY

Hello again friends! I have to get up at 5 AM tomorrow morning (I’m SO not a morning person) to catch a flight to London so this will be quick but I had to get this post up before I go… It’s to inspire you as you wrap your pretty presents this season! I made a bunch of these the other day for my students and thought you’d like to check them out because they are SUPER EASY to make using simple tags, fabrics and washi tape.

Gift Tag DIY

The first thing you do is consider your recipient/s and what message you are trying to convey. Once you know what you will put your gift in and which wrapping paper you’ll use, it’s time to get started on some tag making so raid your craft cabinets and drawers. It’s best to work with your scraps before cutting into yardage because for a simple and small project like this you can really use up those scraps! After you find the fabrics you love, you tear them into strips (or cut neatly if neat is your thing) and then lay out your washi tapes and see which colors work with your fabrics.

Gift Tag DIY

Once you have your tags (you can make tags by hand using card stock and a hole punch, buy a tag punch from a craft store, OR buy tags that are already made), start tearing your washi tape by hand into strips, in all lengths and widths. Raw torn edges look best. Layer them, create patterns, do whatever works and stick washi tape on ONE side of the tag, trimming the edges so that you aren’t folding the tape over the tag to the other side – you want the other side to be washi-free so you can write your message there and so your project doesn’t look sloppy. Loop the fabric through and tie it. You can also use ribbon instead of fabric, of course, but this is more unique.

Gift Tag DIY

Aren’t these pretty! Try to make lots of them in a single craft session so you have some on hand for future gift giving.

Gift Tag DIY

I love how my tags turned out, I’m really pleased with them. I made 18 in about 40 minutes. Not bad!

Gift Tag DIY

Will you try this project too?

I’m going to pack now but I’ll be back again on Tuesday! Bye for now!

(photos: holly becker for decor8)

Posted by decor8 in DIY on November 22, 2012

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  1. cafenoHut commented
    November 22nd, 2012 at 10:13pm

    It look amazingly wonderful. I’ll try this as soon as.. You are great. Thanks:)
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  2. Davinia commented
    November 23rd, 2012 at 1:32am

    Il like it!! :)

    kiss ?

  3. Samira commented
    November 23rd, 2012 at 1:54am

    How pretty!! i love all of the different colors!!!!

  4. Pauline commented
    November 23rd, 2012 at 10:00am

    Hi Holly, will definitely be trying this just need to get more washi tape. Thanks for the idea.

  5. Andreia commented
    November 23rd, 2012 at 10:28am

    They are treally gorgeous! I must buy washi tape!

  6. stephanie @ Baba Souk commented
    November 23rd, 2012 at 2:49pm

    Those tags are incredibly rad! :)

  7. Mnêmosunê commented
    November 23rd, 2012 at 2:57pm

    So simple and wonderful, I’ll try this year, for sure !
    Thanks for sharing, have a good trip in London !
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  8. Pilar commented
    November 23rd, 2012 at 8:18pm

    Beautiful! :)

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  9. Ditte commented
    November 23rd, 2012 at 8:34pm

    Looks so Cute :-)

  10. Ditte commented
    November 23rd, 2012 at 8:35pm

    Looks Cute :-)
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  11. Anette@lebenslustiger commented
    November 23rd, 2012 at 9:14pm

    These are so totally YOU, Holly!!! :)))
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  12. Iris commented
    November 23rd, 2012 at 11:09pm

    They are super pretty! I love the pastel colors with a pink pop….
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  13. Cindy commented
    November 24th, 2012 at 3:42am

    Love them
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  14. Tina Ramchandani commented
    November 24th, 2012 at 4:41pm

    Very clever idea Holly. Have fun in London!
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  15. andrea commented
    November 24th, 2012 at 6:34pm

    I love this project ! I will try it…and I´ll show you ! kisses…Andrea from Argentina

  16. Liezl commented
    November 24th, 2012 at 7:48pm

    What a beautiful idea!!

  17. Stephanie Fig commented
    November 25th, 2012 at 7:53am

    I love the small details in everything I do. If its giving or sending something to a customer…people think I can get a little crazy but its the passion for beauty that inspires me.

  18. Sunny Sajof commented
    November 25th, 2012 at 9:43am

    Owww such a lovely tip!! I am so going to do this for xmas! Thanks!

  19. Desha Peacock commented
    November 26th, 2012 at 2:02am

    cute! Must be the holidays, I’m feeling super crafty too. It’s all I want to do, day and night!
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  20. lau commented
    November 26th, 2012 at 7:43pm

    great, great and lovely!! Kisses from Argentina!

  21. Rebecca commented
    November 26th, 2012 at 10:15pm

    This is so cute! Washi tape is so versatile, and all the colors are great for the holidays! Thanks for sharing!
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  22. Glenda Childers commented
    November 27th, 2012 at 11:28am

    I love projects that are creative, yet doable.

    Enjoy your time in London.


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  23. Jessica @shimmerkai commented
    November 27th, 2012 at 1:40pm

    Very cute! I love the colorful fabric
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  24. lucianna samu commented
    November 27th, 2012 at 2:51pm

    The color combinations are just gorgeous. Great idea. Thanks for sharing!
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  25. Michelle commented
    November 30th, 2012 at 10:41am

    Fab – I’ll definitely be trying this one!

  26. Estela commented
    December 16th, 2012 at 2:11am

    Where do I buy washi tape?

  27. Emily commented
    January 30th, 2013 at 12:21am

    I’ve finally got round to making some of these this evening for some special thankyous. I’m addicted! Thank you for another clever and fun idea x
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