10 DIY Gift Tags and Wrap to Make with Your Cricut Machine

10 DIY Gift Tags and Wrap to Make with Your Cricut Machine

One of the best things about owning a Cricut machine is how easy it is to make ordinary objects extra special with a bit of personalization. And gift tags and wrap are no exception! Don't settle for mass produced. Take inspiration from these tag and wrap examples created by the Craft-e-Corner team in recent years to elevate your own gifting for all of your favorite people this holiday season.

This list includes links to all the projects on our blog. A couple of them even include free files that you can download to use in Cricut Design Space. Be sure to check out the links to related products for each tag or wrap idea. Perhaps you'll even find a gift for yourself on the list - or from our holiday Gift Collection. Happy holiday making!

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1 • Merry Cut Paper Tags

Christmas Gift Tags with the Cricut Explore Air 2

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Die cut paper tags finished with grommets and twine add a sophisticated touch to a simple gift bag. These cardstock tags are created in 2 parts - a decorative front featuring a holiday cutout of a bell, deer or snowflake - and a colorful red or green back. The Cricut machine handles all the cutting, and even pens the holiday greeting at the base of the tag.

You can be ready for papercrafting projects like these gift tags with this Cricut Pens and Mat Bundle. The blue Light Grip Cutting Mat works perfectly with paper materials and the 2 pen sets feature an assortment of lovely colors for any season.

Cricut Antiquity Wisteria Pen Sets and Mat Bundle

 

2 • Pretty Penned Paper Tags

How to Draw with a Cricut | Gift Tag Tutorial

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More inspiration for paper gift tags! I love the presentation on this project. The Cricut-drawn details on the double paper tags really elevate a plain dollar store gift bag. This project walks you through how to draw with Cricut Pens using Cricut Joy from start to finish while making these delightful tags.

This bundled assortment of Pens for Cricut Joy below are sure to deliver lots of drawing enjoyment. Cards, party invitations, labels - and of course gift tags - are yours for the making with Cricut's small but mighty cutting machine, Cricut Joy.

Cricut Joy Machine - DIY Cards, Party Invites, Labels - Pen Variety Bundle

  

3 • Custom Ribbon

How to Make Custom Ribbon with Iron-On and a Cricut

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Use Cricut Iron-on to create your own custom gift wrap ribbons. Apply the iron-on to strips of fabric or store-bought ribbon using an EasyPress Machine or a household iron. (Just test purchased ribbon before use to make sure the ribbon can tolerate the heat needed to apply the heat transfer vinyl.) This Cricut Mini Press Bundle with assorted Iron-on Sampler Packs is ideal for this project featuring HTV on striped ticking fabric.

Cricut EasyPress Mini, Raspberry Heat Press Machine with Iron-On Sampler Rolls

 

4 • Gift Wrap

Last Minute Gift Wrapping with Cricut Joy

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Turn any plain brown or white paper into custom wrapping paper! Cut vinyl names or any other shapes from Cricut Vinyl to turn these ordinary materials into extraordinary gift wrapping.

Be ready for Christmas vinyl crafting with this Red, Green, Gold and Silver Bundle of permanent adhesive vinyl, or any of our custom bundles of cutting materials from our Christmas Collection.

Cricut Everyday StrongBond HTV Iron-On Bundle, Red, Green, Gold, Silver, 12x24

 

5 • Leather Name Tags

Leather Stocking Tags with Cricut Explore Air 2

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Classic red stockings with a leather name tag make an easy wrap plus tag all-in-one! Just tuck your present inside and you're ready for the party.  Pair Metallic Rose Gold Leather with a Mini Iron-On Sampler Pack to copy this look.

Or combine any of our Cricut Genuine Leather Bundles with a Gold and Silver Foil Transfer Kit for exciting foiled leather tags. Read more about using Cricut Foil Transfer on leather in Cricut Foil Transfer With Genuine Leather Napkin Rings on our blog.

Cricut Machine 3-in-1 Foil Transfer Kit, Gold and Silver Transfer Sheets, 12x12

 

6 • Cookie Tins

cookie tin with vinyl cut outs

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Upgrade a plain cookie tin with custom vinyl cutouts. This idea is perfect for getting kids involved! Simply cut an assortment of chunky vinyl "stickers" and turn the kids loose. So long as the the shapes are simple and easy to handle, kids can apply the vinyl without transfer tape and personalize to their heart's content.

Cricut Specialty Vinyl with shimmer, glitter, metallic or holographic finishes are sure to make vinyl stickers that will appeal to all your young gift givers. Kiddos won't be able to resist fancy stickers cut from one of Cricut's newer holographic samplers, like this Gold Sampler, featuring every kind of gold you can imagine.

Cricut Holographic Vinyl, Gold Sampler - Permanent (6 ct)
7 • Sticker Tags

Small Business Bags using Cricut Smart Sticker Cardstock

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Make it convenient with Smart Sticker Cardstock for Cricut Maker 3 or Explore 3. No cutting mat and no adhesive needed. Just cut, peel and go! Our author used her stickers for small business bags, but the idea would also be perfect for office and classroom gift bags or cookie exchanges. Make it monochrome with this classic Black and White Sticker Cardstock Bundle. And don't forget the metallic pens!

Cricut Medium Point Pen Set Metallic

 

8 • Print The Cut Tags

Cricut Valentine's Day Project: How to Use Print then Cut

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This project comes from our blog's Valentine's Day collection, but is equally suited for gifting at the Christmas holiday.  After all, handmade treats make welcome "thank you" or "thinking about you" gifts for special people at any time of year!

The tags use the Print Then Cut feature in Cricut Design Space. Just upload the free design to Design Space, print the tags on your home printer, and let your Cricut machine do the cutting. Print your treat tags on your favorite adhesive-backed paper or plain cardstock.

I love the combination of brown paper bag with this sweet cardstock tag. Attach the tag using a mini clothespin, add a bit of twine, and viola!

We make it easy to get started with Print Then Cut projects with this Cricut Printable Materials Bundle featuring both printable adhesive paper and printable vinyl, along with a variety pack of 12x12 inch cutting mats.

Cricut Printable Vinyl and Sticker Paper Bundle for DIY Decals, Labels and Stickers

 

9 • Gift Card Holders

Cricut Christmas Gift Card Holder with Free SVG

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Yeah! Another free file! Download this design to create your own version of the gift card holder - sure to delight your favorite teacher or anybody else this holiday season. Our author walks you through the entire project in Design Space to ensure success. Customize each holder by selecting cardstock and scrapbook papers just right for your gift recipient. 

Or take this papercrafting project up a notch with additional blades designed for Cricut Maker. This Cricut Maker Machine Blade Gift Set includes wavy blade and debossing blade tips and more - perfect for special cutting effects on cards and other Cricut DIY projects.

Cricut Maker Machine Blade Tool Organizer and QuickSwap Housing Bundle

 

10 • Faux Leather Name Tags

Faux Leather Mother's Day Keychain with Cricut

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Though originally imagined as a Mother's Day keychain, this block-lettered name crafted from faux leather would look right at home on any gift box or bag. And if you complete the tag with the keychain findings, then your tag will serve double duty - as both a tag and an additional small present!

Go natural with Cricut Faux Pebbled Leather like this bundle in Cafe or colorize your name tags using your favorite Cricut Iron-on. How cool are these "frosty" colors for Cricut Joy?

Cricut Joy Smart Glitter StrongBond Iron-On Frost Bundle in Aqua, Sapphire, White 

Lee Ann Lilly

Lee Ann is a mixed media hobbyist who enjoys using her Cricut machine for art projects as well as decorations for her home and garden. She's a new empty-nester with 2 adult daughters. Now she and her husband are free to embark on that US pizza eating tour they always talked about. Lee Ann provides IT support to Craft-e-Corner.

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