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. Tara
    April 19, 2012 / 12:46 pm

    Too cute! I'll have to remember this tip 🙂

  2. Celeste
    April 19, 2012 / 12:59 pm

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

  3. Annie
    April 19, 2012 / 1:56 pm

    Ahhhhh THANK YOU!

  4. Meghan @ More from Meg
    April 19, 2012 / 2:04 pm

    This is adorable!!! I'll have to remember this for my next gift I have to wrap! 🙂

  5. LuLu
    April 19, 2012 / 3:00 pm

    Thank you Thank you!

  6. Amanda
    April 19, 2012 / 3:16 pm

    Thank you for doing this post! I am going to mark for all my future needs 🙂

  7. Mel (Northern Lights)
    April 19, 2012 / 3:37 pm

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

  8. Sami
    April 19, 2012 / 5:40 pm

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

  9. Amy {Fresh and Fancy}
    April 19, 2012 / 8:14 pm

    Super cute – I love the watermark you did!

  10. Jill @ ACharmedLife
    April 19, 2012 / 9:02 pm

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

  11. Megan@TwoDelighted
    April 20, 2012 / 11:34 am

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

  12. Christin
    April 20, 2012 / 1:32 pm

    I love these! Definitely going to make some.

  13. Jess
    April 21, 2012 / 5:43 am

    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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