Consider wrapping paper the prelude to the present—you won't believe how easy it is to upgrade your gift wrap. These ingenious bloggers have some great ideas for how to make it look like your parcel was wrapped by a pro! No matter your style or price point, you can make a your gift wrap and tag just as good as what's inside.
Awesome Gift Toppers That Are Not Boring Bows
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Neon Color Block
Simple and brilliant, Paper & Stitch started with colorful gift tags and used paint pens and office supplies to add playful designs. Sometimes just stepping up your materials can make all the difference. Check out their blog post for the full details.
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Instagram Photo Inspired
If you're already doing it for the 'gram, why not re-purpose your favorite photos and use them as gift tags too. The lucky recipient gets a present and a keepsake. For the full tutorial head over to A Beautiful Mess' blog.
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Just the Text
Simple stickers are the easiest way to designate which packages belong to all your favorite people. With the minimal and tasteful work typical of Homey Oh My, this clean font can get printed out and stuck on—so simple! You can access the full tutorial on her blog.
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Wonderful in Watercolor
If it has been a little while since you've dabbled in watercolor, why not dip a toe in this easy, yet stunning gift tag idea from Lolly Jane. The real beauty is in the squiggles, splotchy colors, and imperfect lines—so don't get hung up on it being perfect. Any skill level can create their own version of these tags.Continue to 5 of 15 below.
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So sweet that you'll be glad it has some staying power, these stamped leather hearts from A Pair and a Spare let the objection of your affection know you're sweet on them. Since leather lasts longer than a paper tag, they can string it on their key ring as a little reminder of your feelings.
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Pom Pom Topper
A surefire smile inducer? Pom poms and tassels of course. The brainchild of Honestly WTF, adding homemade or store bought versions to plain wrapped gifts takes your paper to a whole new level. It's so pretty it might be hard to unwrap it.
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It Wood Be Nice
Isn't it great when you can use extra materials you already have instead of buying something new? This brilliant idea from Sugar & Cloth makes use of scraps of wood veneer. If you're worried about getting your lines straight, don't sweat it. This cool shape is courtesy of a heavy duty hole punch.
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Cut and Paste
Let an editorial team help with your gift tags! No really, upcycle those old magazines for a good cause with this unique gift tag craft from We Are Scout. Simply cut out a vivid or favorite image, embellish, and add it to the top of a gift. For more ideas on how to execute, check out their full post.Continue to 9 of 15 below.
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The Slice Is Right
Who knew a simple circle could look this cute? Construction paper is the magic ingredient behind these gift tags. The brainchild of DIY Inspired, you can turn a hole punched piece of paper into a slice of your favorite fruit. Your favorite foodie or wellness-conscious friend will get an even bigger kick out of his or her present.
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Everything looks better when it's marbleized. Let Fall for DIY show you how to make unique tags that feel like mini works of art. Seriously, they're so pretty you'd be hard pressed to find someone who will throw them out with the wrapping paper. For added fun, use bright, poppy colors to really make them stand out.
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Rest on Your Laurels
Thanks to their simple shape, these easy-to-make laurel leaf tags from Making It Lovely are easy to trace and cut for kids. The hit of bright green looks great on your gifts, while their flat shapes mean they won't get squished if your presents get stacked. They're pretty and practical!
Pretty Packages: DIY Laurel Leaf Gift Tags from Making It Lovely
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This is the equivalent of a two for one deal—who doesn't want a present topped with live flowers too? Studio DIY makes the case for going the extra mile and adding a little bit of foraged florals on the top of each of your presents. I mean you can't outshine Mother Nature!Continue to 13 of 15 below.
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Don't worry, the hard part is over. You've finally figured out what to get dad and you've even wrapped it. Why not nail the presentation with a stamped metal gift tag like this one from Lovely Indeed? An added bonus? Dad can keep the tag to remind him year round how much you love him.
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Just Hit Print
So you're not that crafty? Let someone with top notch DIY skills, like the gurus over at Almost Makes Perfect, do all the hard work for you. You can print these clever, hand-lettered gift tags, cut them out, and take all the credit!
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This is a bright idea that's only one of many over on Pretty Providence. A humble material like burlap gets a makeover with a painted monogram. Using a simple stencil makes it way easier than trying to do it freehand. So even if your penmanship is subpar, your presents will still look pretty.
DIY Burlap Gift Tags from Pretty Providence