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Make Christmas Gift Tags from Fabric Scraps

I keep all kinds of small fabric scraps to use in different little projects. Making Christmas gift tags with fabric scraps is a great way to include a little handmade touch to your gift wrapping AND perfect for getting rid of some excess fabric. In this set of fabric scrap gift tags, I am using neutral colored fabrics. I love the neutral tan and cream colors mixed with the sparkle of glittery gold. However, you can use whatever fabric you have. You can also make these gift tags using scraps of paper.

Make Christmas Gift Tags with Fabric Scraps
Make Christmas Gift Tags with Fabric Scraps

Make Christmas Gift Tags from Fabric Scraps

Supplies you need:

  • Fabric scraps in a variety of coordinating colors and textures
  • Mod Podge
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Twine or ribbon
  • Paint brush
Use coordinating fabric scraps to create an elegant look
Use coordinating fabric scraps to create an elegant look

Steps to make your gift tags

  1. Cover your work surface with parchment paper. Dried Mod Podge does not stick to parchment.
  2. Decide on a design. For these, a simple tree was the goal. They are an easy shape to cut out of mixed fabric and I think Christmas trees look lovely no matter the color or pattern. To make this tree design, cut a triangle for the body of the tree and a separate small rectangle for the trunk.
  3. Cut rectangles for the base of your gift tag. I added a second rectangle out of scrap fabric ribbon to add a little more contrast to my design.
  4. Coat the base layer with Mod Podge. Gently apply the first layer of fabric. For this one it was the ribbon. Then coat with more Mod Podge. Apply the pieces for the design… my triangle and rectangle to make a tree were next.
  5. I made mini rosettes to place at the top of all my trees. I'll show you how to do that later, it's super simple and fun too!
  6. Coat one more time with Mod Podge. If you are going to add any glitter or tiny embellishments, now is the time to do it. Allow everything to dry.
  7. Trim any funky edges or leave as is. Punch a hole in the top of the gift tag. String some twine through the hole as a hanging string and tie a knot.
  8. That's it!
Start by applying Mod Podge to base layer of fabric
Start by applying Mod Podge to base layer of fabric
Apply fabric design and coat with more Mod Podge
Apply fabric design and coat with more Mod Podge
Finish off with one more coat of Mod Podge to seal
Finish off with one more coat of Mod Podge to seal
Use the details in the fabric accent your design
Use the details in the fabric accent your design
Use more fabric scraps as ribbon to decorate your gift wrapping
Use more fabric scraps as ribbon to decorate your gift wrapping

You can make all kinds of designs and fun gift tags just using scraps of whatever you have around the house. Use some of those old raggy clothes you've been meaning to throw out. It's a great way to upcycle some old and neglected fabric into something new and lovely.

 

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