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DIY Gift Tags with Your Cricut

In this post I want to share how you can make beautiful gift tags using your Cricut.

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Creating Beautiful Gift Tags

In the lyrics to the classic song “I’ll be home for Christmas” you hear

Please have snow and mistletoe
And presents ‘neath the tree

And while the true meaning of Christmas is celebrated first and foremost in our home, nothing beats the warmth of a home decorated for the season. Greenery and gifts ‘neath the tree‘ add a certain warmth that serves to excite children and gets adults caught up in the excitement of the holiday festivities.

Nothing elevates those gifts more than the heart of the gift giver. But added to that, the wrapping and gift tag are right at the top of the list. Even the simplest gift becomes more special with a little love shown in the wrapping and gift tag.

A few years ago I wrapped many of the gifts under our tree with kraft gift wrap and twine. I also wrapped a few gifts with traditional gift wrap for some pops of color. Then I created homemade tags and included crocheted snowflake ornaments for everyone. It was an inexpensive option, and it totally worked the way I wanted it to.

cardbooard gift tag with Cricut Maker
Cardboard Gift Tag with Cricut Maker

You see, with a large family, I’m pretty no nonsense. I’d take a sharpie and scribble their name across the top of the gift just to save time and energy.

Well, when one of our daughters walked in and said, “It looks like Pinterest in here.” It was her way of saying that everything looked special. I totally took it as a compliment.

Many Options for Creating Tags

Cricut has Many options for Creating Tags in Design Space. From the home page in Design Space you can search for projects, images, or profiles.

You could do a specific search for Christmas Gift Tags, and you would be able to scroll down to thousands of community projects that you could customize or use for inspiration.

Search for Community Projects

Start a New Project

You can also create a “New Project” in Cricut Design Space. There you can use your workspace and shapes, images, fonts, and various tools and techniques to create tags best suited for your family, friends, and gift giving needs. Cricut Access has thousands of images that can be used to create your own tags.

Christmas Gift Tags Cricut Explore

Easy Gift Tags with Heat Transfer Vinyl

In this video I shared how you can use FREE shapes and images in Design Space.

Share Your Design Space Gift Tag Project

One of the unique and cool things about Cricut Design Space is the community of users that shares projects. You can create your own profile, and make your projects shareable so others can use them.

Here are a couple of shared tags that I’ve created in Design Space.

DIY Gift Tags with Cricut
Tags made with hot cocoa mug sketch

Upload Gift Tag Cut Files

You can also upload cut files to Cricut Design Space. I used a FREE cut file from Dreaming Tree to create these little tags that can be used for gift tags.

Dreaming Tree Tags made with Cricut

SVG Tags in my Etsy Shop

Oh, and those crochet snowflakes? They really aren’t that difficult. If you already crochet, it’s a great way to pass the time. I made snowflakes while I sat in the car while waiting to pick up my son from sports camp. If you don’t crochet, consider a cutout snowflake with your cutting machine. White snowflakes on Kraft really elevates your packages too!

So grab some craft supplies and start making some Christmas tags that will make your family and friends think that you spent all summer working on embellishing your Christmas gifts.

Gift Tag Files in my Creative Fabrica Shop

Vintage Santa Graphics Fairy Gift Tag
Vintage Santa Tag with Silhouette Cameo

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