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Vintage Christmas Gift Tags & More Wrapping Ideas

These vintage Christmas gift tags are a pretty way to dress up plain kraft 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 and 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.

DIY Vintage Christmas Gift Tags With Girl and Tree

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.

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DIY Vintage Christmas Gift Tags

Supplies and Tools

How to Make Printed Gift Tags

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.

  1. Rip cotton canvas into lengths. Mark your fabric and snip a bit with your scissors, then rip.
  2. Fray each edge evenly by removing some of the threads (trim with scissors as necessary).
  3. Fold each one over at the top, then press in place with the iron.
  4. Add an eyelet at the top for the string to go through.
DIY Vintage Christmas Gift Tags - Step by Step Instructions

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, as well as black and white if that’s the look you prefer.

Simply click on each image grouping (4 per page) to download and save as a PDF.

Snow Girl with Topiary & Swedish Santa

Graphics to Make Vintage Christmas Tags, Including Snow Girl With Topiary, Plus Swedish Santa

Bird Tree & Hand Drawn Snowflake

Graphics to Make Vintage Christmas Gift Tags, Including Bird Tree and Hand Drawn Snowflake

Bird with Holly & Pine Branch

Graphics to Make Vintage Christmas Gift Tags, Including Robin With Holly and Pine Branch I

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!

DIY Vintage Christmas Gift Tags Made With Cotton Canvas and Iron-on Transfer Printables

Tie on a little string and they’re ready to embellish gifts.

Fabric Christmas Gift Tag With Robin on Kraft Paper Wrap and Fresh Greenery

As an option, you could also hang them as ornaments on the Christmas tree or pretty much anywhere else you want to decorate. 

Vintage Farmhouse Place Setting With DIY Printed Tags

Pretty as Christmas table decorations too. You can learn how to make the no-sew napkins for your holiday table too!

DIY Vintage Christmas Gift Tags With Brown Kraft Paper Wrap and Ribbon

Digging the vintage gift wrapping ideas? Check out how my entire gift wrapping scheme came together. I love the Merry Christmas and HO HO HO tags too!

Vintage Glam Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

See these vintage gift tags featured in A Somerset Holiday Magazine!

A Somerset Holiday Magazine 2017 Featuring Vintage Inspired Christmas Gift Tags

More Christmas Gift Wrapping Inspiration

My friends from the Creative Canadian Hop Group are sharing some of their beautiful projects today.

Collage of Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas, Including DIY Wrapping Paper, Bows, Tags, Bags and More

From left to right, they are:

Personalized Santa Sacks by Fynes Designs
Vintage Christmas Gift Tags by Satori Design for Living
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
DIY Christmas Bag Tutorial by Suburble
Vintage Map Christmas Gift Wrap & Gift Tags by The DIY Mommy

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Hope you enjoyed our Christmas gift wrap ideas!

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  1. These gift tags are SO beautiful! I love them! What a creative idea and executed so beautifully! This is right up my alley! Lovely job! Wishing you a wonderful week! Angie xo

  2. These are lovely and it’s so nice that you made some prints available for others to use to make their own vintage Christmas gift tags. I especially like the way you kept it neutral almost modern looking mixed with the vintage printed. Very updated.

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