Washi Tape Gift Tags DIY

November 22, 2012

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.

Washi Tape Gift Tags 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.

Washi Tape Gift Tags 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.

Washi Tape Gift Tags 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.

Washi Tape Gift Tags DIY

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

Washi Tape Gift Tags 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)


  • Reply cafenoHut November 22, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    It look amazingly wonderful. I’ll try this as soon as.. You are great. Thanks:)

  • Reply Davinia November 23, 2012 at 1:32 am

    Il like it!! :)

    kiss ?

  • Reply Samira November 23, 2012 at 1:54 am

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

  • Reply Pauline November 23, 2012 at 10:00 am

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

  • Reply Andreia November 23, 2012 at 10:28 am

    They are treally gorgeous! I must buy washi tape!

  • Reply stephanie @ Baba Souk November 23, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Those tags are incredibly rad! :)

  • Reply Mnêmosunê November 23, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    So simple and wonderful, I’ll try this year, for sure !
    Thanks for sharing, have a good trip in London !

  • Reply Pilar November 23, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Beautiful! :)


  • Reply Ditte November 23, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Looks so Cute :-)

  • Reply Ditte November 23, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Looks Cute :-)

  • Reply Anette@lebenslustiger November 23, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    These are so totally YOU, Holly!!! :)))

  • Reply Iris November 23, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    They are super pretty! I love the pastel colors with a pink pop….

  • Reply Cindy November 24, 2012 at 3:42 am

    Love them

  • Reply Tina Ramchandani November 24, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Very clever idea Holly. Have fun in London!

  • Reply andrea November 24, 2012 at 6:34 pm

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

  • Reply Liezl November 24, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    What a beautiful idea!!

  • Reply Stephanie Fig November 25, 2012 at 7:53 am

    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.

  • Reply Sunny Sajof November 25, 2012 at 9:43 am

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

  • Reply Desha Peacock November 26, 2012 at 2:02 am

    cute! Must be the holidays, I’m feeling super crafty too. It’s all I want to do, day and night!

  • Reply lau November 26, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    great, great and lovely!! Kisses from Argentina!

  • Reply Rebecca November 26, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    This is so cute! Washi tape is so versatile, and all the colors are great for the holidays! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Glenda Childers November 27, 2012 at 11:28 am

    I love projects that are creative, yet doable.

    Enjoy your time in London.



  • Reply Jessica @shimmerkai November 27, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Very cute! I love the colorful fabric

  • Reply lucianna samu November 27, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    The color combinations are just gorgeous. Great idea. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Michelle November 30, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Fab – I’ll definitely be trying this one!

  • Reply Estela December 16, 2012 at 2:11 am

    Where do I buy washi tape?

  • Reply Emily January 30, 2013 at 12:21 am

    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

  • Reply Sandra December 23, 2015 at 12:06 am

    So feminine are the floral pattern cloth! So stylish!

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