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How to make gift tags

Make unique gift tags in minutes. No design skills needed.

It’s the perfect gift, wrapped in the prettiest paper with the most festive bow. Just one more touch will complete the package: a gift tag that’s as unique as the present itself. But you don’t have to search for that ideal tag or find a designer to create one. Adobe Spark’s free online design tools include gift tag templates to make your own gift tags for any occasion — no design experience required.

Leave an impression with custom gift tags

Adobe Spark includes a suite of design tools anyone can use to create professional-looking design projects of all kinds for both web and print. Along with Page for web pages and other long projects and Video for animations and videos, Adobe Spark offers Post — a versatile tool for designing short projects such as social media posts, cards and free printable gift tags. With Post, you can mix and match images, colors and text to get just the look you want for any holiday or celebration.

How to make a gift tag

Pick a size and shape

Post includes templates for a variety of short projects, and that includes a custom gift tags template for printing. When you choose a template, it appears in your workspace, along with a variety of editing tools.

Choose a theme

From your Projects screen, select “Themes” and choose from the dropdown menu that appears. Every theme includes a layout, color and font options for all the necessary fields in your project.

Personalize with images

Post themes can include background colors or images. Choose from Spark’s extensive gallery of photos and illustrations with Creative Commons license, or upload your own images from your computer.

Describe with engaging text

Every Post theme includes a set of appropriate font choices. Select the style and size you like from the fonts menu, and resize or modify them to suit the look of your design.

Download and share your voucher

When your gift tags look just the way you want them, select Post’s “Share” option at the top of your screen. Spark generates a unique link for sharing your project online, or you can download it as a high-resolution JPEG image for printing.

Take your gift to the next level with Spark

When you create a project with any of Spark’s tools, it’s automatically saved to “My Projects” and can be used in a variety of ways. Create a Spark Page for the occasion and add your gift tags to the story you tell about that special day. Use Spark Video to make a short video about your event, and include your gift tag images there. Share your creations on social media or send links to faraway friends who couldn’t attend the celebration.

Spark is more than a set of easy to use design tools — it’s a creative community too. Browse the Inspiration Gallery for new ideas from projects created by users just like you, or visit the blog for tips and tutorials on topics such as choosing fonts, using images and designing for impact.

Spark Post can save time and money

Whether you’re making tags for wedding gifts, a child’s birthday party or a holiday gift exchange, Spark has all the tools you need to make free printable customizable gift tags in minutes. With Spark Post, you’re in control of every detail — even if you’ve never designed a thing before.

Spark features

Beautiful typography

Choose from a variety of free professionally designed fonts for every occasion.

Iconic imagery

Select from thousands of photos on the web or pick from your personal collections on Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Lightroom, Dropbox or Google Photos.

Professional themes

Explore our wide variety of best-in-class layouts, colors, and fonts. Easily tweak them with the text, photos, and icons that best fit your needs.

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Gift tags are a great way to let kids put a handmade touch on their Mother’s Day present. (Not to mention they save you a trip to the store.) But don’t reserve this project for once a year — the whole fam can make a bunch to keep on hand for graduations, birthdays and holidays, so they’re always ready for a special occasion!

DIY Gift Tags

What You Need

  • Thick paper
  • Scissors
  • Washi tape
  • Thread, twine or thin yarn
  • Hole punch
  • Alphabet rubber stamps
  • Ink pad
  • Sharp craft knife (optional)
  • Cutting mat

    (optional)

  • Reinforcement stickers (optional)
  • Instructions

    1. Make Your Tag Shapes

    Cut thick paper to the desired size. (For reference, a rectangle gift tag is typically 2″ x 3½”.) Snip off two of the corners for a more traditional gift tag shape.

    Use a hole punch to cut a small hole in the top of the gift tag. Add reinforcement stickers, if desired.

    2. Cut Your Tape Decor

    Cut your washi tape into small shapes. There are two ways to do this:

    1. Using small scissors, cut shapes directly out of the tape. (This is the most kid-friendly!)

    2. Stick the tape to your leftover paper, then cut the tape using a sharp craft knife. Peel away the excess tape.

    For Mother’s Day, we cut flowers and stems to match a more spring-y theme. You could also cut butterflies, hearts, stripes — whatever you and the kids dream up!

    Pro Tip

    If you don’t have washi tape, you can also use construction or scrapbook paper. You’ll just need to add your own adhesive; simple school glue or tape should work.

    Introduction: Create Gift Tags at Home by Using Microsoft® Word

    How to make gift tags

    Gift tags are commonly used to add the extra touch to the gifts as you give them to your loved ones. It makes it more special if you are creating these gift tags with your own effort. Printable gift tags take only few minutes to create and attach on your gift. You don’t have to spend any money if you follow this simple do-it-yourself activity which you can do right from your home.

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    Step 1: Visualize a Theme in Your Mind

    Since Gift tags can be used on a wide variety of events such as birthday parties, wedding anniversaries etc., it would be more appropriate if you create tags matching the theme of you event. For examples, if you are going to use it for birthday gifts, a tag with balloons or birthday wishes will be much suitable.

    For a wedding gift, a nice flower will do. So first of all, imagine the various possible themes which can match the event and then select the picture of the tag appropriately. In this guide, we will give an example of birthday balloons.

    Step 2: Download Appropriate Images From Google

    Go to google.com and search for “Birthday Balloons PNG”. You can also try “colourful balloons” “happy birthday balloons” also with your search terms. But adding “PNG” is compulsory. Adding “PNG” at the end of your search terms will help you find only images with transparent backgrounds.

    These types of images are easy to adjust with any color scheme. Now, download any few images you may like to add in your gift tags. You don’t have to worry about their size. We can resize them as per our requirement in Microsoft word.

    Step 3: Open Microsoft Word Version 2010 or Later

    If you own a windows PC or Mac, search for Microsoft Word and open it. Click on File -> New and choose blank page. (Select A4 from page size selection).

    Step 4: Add a Page Border

    There are multiple tabs on the top of the document. Go to Design -> Page Border -> Box. This border will help us to design under page margins, so we could avoid any misprinting.

    Step 5: Draw Gift Tags

    Go to Insert tab -> Shapes and select “Top Corners Snipped” shape.
    You can now draw a tag on left side of the page as shown on this preview.

    Step 6: Place the Picture Inside the Tag

    You can copy and paste the picture inside the tag. You can resize the image so as to fit within the tag and then you can draw an outline of gift tag.

    Step 7: Add Nice Text to the Gift Tag

    After resizing the image and fitting it within the tag, draw a blank text box at the bottom of label as shown in image. Write nice greeting text inside the text box and use appropriate format, font, color accordingly.

    Step 8: Duplicate Tag

    Press shift button on keyboard and select tag, image and the text box with mouse courser. Both tag and text field will be selected. Press Ctrl + V to duplicate it. Make two copies and adjust them to have equal distance as shown in image.

    Step 9: Repeat the Process

    Repeat duplicate process and fill up the page in equal spaces.

    Step 10: Print and Cut

    Print these gift tags by using a color printer and cut the tags by following the outlines.