Hi all! Today’s super short project is a fun way to add a special touch to your gift giving. These handmade wooden gift tags can be made for any occasion, then later used as an ornament. They are made from thin wood, and two-ply paper napkins. Super easy and cute! I started out with ¼” thick wood approximately 2 1’2” by 3”, but can be made smaller sizes or shapes. Just be sure to use thin wood for your handmade gift tags. I even made one in the shape of a house from a wood cutout that I have in may wood parts stash. This one will be coming up in another post soon.
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Handmade Wooden Gift Tags
Once you get the sizes you want cut, then give each piece a coat of white chalk paint.
While that’s drying separate your two-ply napkins and cut out the patterns that will be used.
Next, apply a coat of Mod Podge to one side of the wooden tag. Then place the napkin on top and gently smooth out any wrinkles and air bubbles. Let dry!
Use this nifty finger sander to remove the excess napkins and to distress the edges. Then add a coat of Mod Podge to seal and protect.
Once dry drill a hole in the corner of each handmade wooden gift tag. Attach some jute, and a wood bead.
That’s it for these super cute and easy handmade wooden gift tags that can be made for any occasion of gift giving.
Supplies for Handmade Gift Tags
¼” thick wood cut down to 2 1/2” x 3” for this project
Variety of two-ply paper napkins
White chalk paint
More Fun Gift Giving Ideas!
Bunny treat bag
Thanksgiving treat holder
Repurposed gift container
Diy housewarming gift
Valentines day jars
Michelle Leslie says
Your timing is spot on, Linda. So many people in my family and quite a few friends have birthdays in January, and a handmade gift tag will go a long way to showing I care without having to spend loads of money. Januworry is always a bad month, and we did go a little overboard for Christmas. Oh well, it is what it is. I hope you have a good New Year, and may 2023 be a gazillion times happier than 2022.
Linda @ Mixed Kreations says
Thanks Michelle! I'm so happy how they turned out and need to find some more napkins or scrapbook paper to make more. I Hope you have a great New Year as well. 😉