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DIY Gift Tags Made from Cute Tea Boxes

I love colorful packaging, and I just can’t throw those pretty boxes in the trash. I decided to turn them into DIY gift tags for Christmas instead!

Skills Required: None. Even if you’ve never crafted before, you’ll be able to make these Christmas tags. You’ll be cutting, punching, and gluing – that’s all.

DIY Gift Tags Made from Cute Tea Boxes

I love colorful product packaging – especially the seasonal teas from Trader Joe’s – I just can’t throw those pretty little boxes in the trash. So I decided to turn them into DIY gift tags instead!

Candy Cane Green Tea from Trader Joe's

DIY Christmas Gift Tags

To make your own gift tags you’ll need:

  • A colorful box
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Circular paper punch
  • Trimmings (ric rac, pom poms, ribbon)
  • Glue
Colored box panels and a pair of scissors with blue handles

Start by cutting out the colored panels of your tea box so you can plan your tags.

Gift tags, scissors, circle punch, and hole punch

Then cut the panels into different shapes for your Christmas tags. I made rectangles out of the polar bear and narwhal, and created tag shapes and used round punches for the rest.

Tacky glue on the edge of a gift tag with pom pom trim

Then use some craft glue to add trimmings to your DIY gift tags. Press them down until they are fully adhered.

Learn how to make gift tags

Let dry and trim excess with scissors. You can use thin ribbon or baker’s twine to adhere the tags to your gifts.

DIY Christmas gift tags using recycled materials

Now you’re ready to tag those Christmas gifts! And it’s a simple way to go green and save some money during the holidays.

Yield: 10 tags

DIY Gift Tags

I love colorful product packaging - and I just can't throw those pretty little boxes in the trash. So I decided to turn them into DIY gift tags instead!

Learn how to make Christmas gift tags from colorful recycled packaging! These are so cute and easy.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $0

Materials

  • A colorful box
  • Trimmings (ric rac, pom poms, ribbon)
  • Glue

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Circular paper punch

Instructions

  1. Start by cutting out the colored panels of your box.
  2. Then cut the panels into different shapes for your Christmas tags.
  3. Make rectangles and tag shapes using the scissors, and punch out circles with a punch.
  4. Use craft glue to add on trimmings. Let dry and trim excess with scissors.

Notes

I already had everything on hand for this project - I bought the box for the tea. This project was free!

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