(20 crafty days of christmas) washi tape gift tags

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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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!

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