These vintage Christmas gift tags are an easy way to dress up plain craft paper wrap. Get creative with the images you choose to print. So fun!
Do you enjoy wrapping Christmas gifts as much as I do? At the end of October (or sooner), I start thinking about what my theme will be for the upcoming season. Last year it was a mix of natural, black & red with handmade chalkboard gift tags. This time, I decided to stick with neutrals (black, white & cream) and add a bit of vintage and greenery for a classic, natural look.
To embellish gifts this year, I decided to make some vintage canvas gift tags. They do a great job of dressing up plain craft paper wrap. I already had the supplies on hand (which was a life saver because I really didn’t want to trudge out in the snow and deal with the extremely cold weather we had over the weekend)!
If you recall my Valentine’s Day treat bags, the method for making these vintage Christmas gift tags is similar.
DIY Vintage Christmas Gift Tags
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cotton canvas or muslin
eyelets and tool
iron-on transfer paper- I prefer Lesley Riley TAP or try this one
string (I used baker’s twine and jute).
You will also need a hammer, scissors, inkjet printer and an iron.
My tags measure about 4″ x 6″ (after being folded at the top), but you can make yours any size you’d like. Adjust according to the size of the graphic you want to use.
To make things easy, I simply ripped cotton canvas into lengths. Mark your fabric and snip a bit with your scissors, then rip. Fray each edge evenly by removing some of the threads (trim with scissors as necessary).
Fold each one over at the top, press in place with the iron, and add an eyelet at the top for the string to go through.
Vintage Christmas Printables
The vintage Christmas images are available for free from The Graphics Fairy.
I put together 3 collections you can print out onto iron-on transfer paper using an inkjet printer. I highly recommend using Lesley Riley’s TAP (or use this one). It’s amazing stuff! (I have outlined the steps for using it HERE.)
**Remember to print in mirror image and black & white if that’s the look you prefer.
Simply click on each image grouping (4 per page) to download and save as a PDF.
I think my friends who love the vintage or shabby chic look will appreciate these gift tags. They add a nice handmade touch, don’t they? So, if you’re looking for vintage Christmas ideas, this may be a great project for you!
Tie on a little string and they’re ready to embellish gifts.
As an option, you could also hang them as ornaments on the Christmas tree or pretty much anywhere else you want to decorate.
Pretty as Christmas table decorations too. You can learn how to make the no-sew napkins for your holiday table too!
Digging the vintage vibe? Check out how my entire gift wrapping scheme came together! I’m especially loving the vintage tags.
See these vintage gift tags featured in A Somerset Holiday Magazine!
Now for more Christmas gift wrapping inspiration!
My friends from the Creative Canadian Hop Group are sharing some of their beautiful projects today.
From left to right, they are:
Personalized Santa Sacks by Fynes Designs
Vintage Christmas Gift Tags by Satori Design for Living (that’s me!)
5 Fabulous & Fast Gift Wrap Ideas from The Happy Housie
Craft Paper & Boxwood Wreath Gift Wrap by Craftberry Bush
Copper & Green Gift Wrapping Inspiration from Echoes of Laughter
Burlap Wrapped Gifts by So Much Better With Age
Black & Red Gift Wrap Plus Bow Tutorial by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
Wine Bottle Wrap- Christmas Edition by Northstory
DIY Christmas Bag Tutorial by Suburble
Vintage Map Christmas Gift Wrap & Gift Tags by The DIY Mommy
Hope you enjoyed our Christmas gift wrap ideas!