(20 crafty days of christmas) washi tape gift tags

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Hi, See Vanessa Craft readers! I’m Melanie, and I blog over at It Happens in a Blink. I am the proud mom to a preschooler and a set of triplet boys (yep, I saw that double-take). As you can imagine, my time to cook and craft is extremely limited. I post recipes and projects that anyone with a limited time frame can accomplish. Sometimes I share my funny tales of motherhood, and readers may also find me talking about products or brands that I’ve found that make my life easier. I hope you’ll come visit me on the blog soon (I may have an Ah-MA-ing Black Friday giveaway going on, hint, hint)!


Thanksgiving is over, let the Christmas rush begin! I’m not one of those crafters who embellishes every gift. I just don’t have the time to make custom bows for all thirty-some gifts that I have to wrap. Anyone out there feelin’ my pain? However, I’ve found that one way I can easily customize gifts and add a nice handmade touch is with handmade gift tags. I’ll be sharing a variety in the coming days over on my blog, but today I would like to share with you easy Washi Tape Gift Tags.

Washi Tape Gift Tags from It Happens in a Blink


  • Blank gift tags- these can be any color, any size. Purchase these at an arts and crafts store, or those lucky enough to have a Cricut or Silhouette can cut out a slew of these on their machines
  • Varying selection of washi tape or paper tape
  • Baker’s twine
  • Preferably a self-healing mat for cutting
  • Exacto knife

Lay out a blank tag on the self-healing mat. Arrange the washi tape in the desire pattern, allowing a little to go off the edge of the tag. See illustrations 1-4 below.

Use exacto knife to cut the edge cleanly. See illustration 5 below.

I also had a pretty crochet tape on hand, so I used it to accent. See illustration 6 below.

Tie a length of baker’s twine through the hole.

Washi Tape Gift Tags from It Happens in a Blink

Washi Tape Gift Tag from It Happens in a Blink

It Happens in a Blink time frame: This is a super quick craft! One tag takes about 2-3 minutes once you get started.

OK, so now you have your gift tags- what gift will you pair with them? Check out some of these projects for gift ideas:

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Welcome to See Vanessa Craft! I’m Vanessa, an MSSW and mom of two in Arizona, and I’m happy you’re here to get inspired with me. It’s my mission in life to spread creativity through crafts, recipes, travel and more in order to live a life well lived.