Done In a Minute: Letter & Number Gift Tags

How to make gift tags for Christmas and other gifts in a fast and easy way using a few craft supplies.


I wrapped a bunch of gifts yesterday. I wanted the process to be easy, but wanted to add something different in the way of gift tags.


I decided to use chipboard letters that you can buy in the scrapbooking aisle at Michaels crafts store.


They come in a stack that includes black & white upper and lower case letters and numbers that you punch out from a sheet.


To make them into gift tags, I simply punched a hole in them.


I wrote – To and From on the back of the tags using a marker.


Then tied them onto the packages with ribbons that I have been collecting all year.


I left most of the tags plain, but you can draw on them with colored markers…


add glitter to them….


…and even add embellishments  – my favorite – jingle bells, small ornaments, Pom-Poms, and cuttings from a piece of fake greenery. Here are some more gift wrapping ideas to keep you wrapping all year long –> Gift Wrap Archives.

I used the first initial of the recipient’s name for the tags.  When I have more than one gift to give one person, I used the numbers 1..2…3… Kind of ups the excitement of getting and opening a gift a little  :)

The chipboard letters and numbers also go with a variety of gift wrap styles and colors which makes them super versatile. If you have any left over, hang a few on your Christmas tree as ornaments.

I bought the brown and polka dot gift wrap at HomeGoods, the rest is from Walmart.

The solid color ribbons are from The Dollar Tree, the stripes and patterns I found in the clearance bins at Michaels.

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Ok, now your packages all look stylish. And if a lot of people are opening packages Christmas morning, your gift tags will ensure everyone gets the right package. Do you have any last minute Christmas decorating needs? Looking for inspiration?

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  1. Laura Adams says:

    Love these, Diane! So modern & graphic! I cut mine from heavy black cardstock on my Cricut, and glued 3 together to make them sturdy. Thanks for the idea.

  2. Cheryl Osheim says:

    I have so much fun wrapping and am always looking for new ideas. These gift tags are amazing and I am going to Michaels tomorrow to find them. All my recipients will be so excited when they see them. It will be my new best thing for the Christmas season. I only wish I had more gifts to wrap. Keep up the good work. You are so creative and thanks for sharing

  3. So, every so pretty! Well done.

  4. Pam Fulford says:

    Diane, I so love these..too cute. You always have the neatest ideas. Thanks for sharing. Hope you and your family have a nice Christmas. I know it will be hard for you under the circumstances…

  5. Sheryll & Critters. says:

    Oh how very clever!

    I am thinking that glittery S has my name all over it….. grin. I love them all, but the jingle bells and glitter are my kind of gorgeous!

    Thank you again for all your wonderful ideas and how to’s for so many of my wants. My list grows longer… sad that I am so slow to do anything.

    Merry Christmas and God Bless You All.

  6. Beth Coburn says:

    You’ve got style Diane. Love this idea! Also wanted to send sympathy and condolences on the loss of your father. I know this is a tough time for you and your family. But you have a way of sending cheer know matter what may be going on in your life. Thank you for that gift.

  7. You are so creative!! I love this and am going to steal this idea. Merry Christmas!

  8. Joan Durham says:

    Hi I am off to re wrap my presents! Your ideas are so fresh and attractive. They make mine look pathetic!!!
    Happy Holiday to you and yours. xxxxx

  9. Barbara @ DIY Home Staging Tips says:

    So very pretty. Refreshing to see some colors that aren’t the usual ho hum.

  10. Lovely packages! I’ll be using this monogram idea this year!

  11. These are all so pretty and joyful-looking. Thanks for sharing, Dianne. Your ideas are always so lovely.

  12. So cool! It’s pin-worthy.

  13. Oh. My. Gosh. I absolutely love this!!
    So creative. c:
    Definitly going to do this year!!!