Thursday, April 19, 2012

DIY Gift Tag Tutorial

Thank you all for the sweet compliments on my gift wrap tutorial yesterday! A lot of you asked how I created the gift tag, so I am going to run you through a very simple tutorial...

 Step 1: Find a cute label. You can either purchase a sheet of labels from an Etsy shop, or download a template from Pinterest. I usually prefer Pinterest because most templates are free!
I did a quick search on Pinterest and found these cute {free} templates: 1/2/3/4/5

 *Note: I had my  pink lattice template custom made. Feel free to right click and save it!

Step 2: Upload template into Picnik a photo editing site. You may need to crop out the other labels or white space on the page.
*Note: I have heard great things about PicMonkey and Picasa for free photo editing.
Step 3: Add text to your label. I used GeosansLight font {size 36}.

Step 4: {Optional} Add a watermark by inserting a huge letter in your favorite font, then fading it. I used Henry Morgan Hand font {size 164}, then faded it 75%.

Step 5: Save and Print. To print as a "label size," select 3.5 x 5 in. prints in the "print options." 
*Note: the larger the print, the more risk of a grainy/pixelated look
Wanna know another secret? This is how I make all of my tent cards for party food, place cards for assigned seating, and framed signs for parties.
I hope this was helpful.  There is probably a much easier way to make your own labels, so if you have any tips or suggestions, please do tell



  1. Too cute! I'll have to remember this tip :)

  2. love this! Presentation for a gift is key. Thanks for sharing your secrets :)!

  3. This is adorable!!! I'll have to remember this for my next gift I have to wrap! :)

  4. Thank you for doing this post! I am going to mark for all my future needs :)

  5. Definitely just saved this template. Did you print this on card stock or regular paper?

  6. Super cute! I need to get on a photo editing website asap!

  7. Super cute - I love the watermark you did!

  8. thank you for following thru on the tutorial- you even made it dummy proof for me :) love it!! thanks for sharing XO!

  9. So cute, you smart girl!! Love that!! I will definitely be utilizing this.

  10. I love these! Definitely going to make some.

  11. So so cute! Im going to print out a lot of these and have them for future gifts. You are just too creative!

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