How to Stencil Gift Tags!

Photos + Instructions

Supplies:

For the tags:

  • Card Stock
  • Baker’s Twine ($1 at Dollar Tree)
  • Scissors

For stenciling:

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Easy DIY gift tags for Christmas, birthdays, etc!

Today’s gift tag project pairs nicely with our last project featuring stenciled gift wrap. Stenciling gift tags is very easy and yields beautiful, Pinterest/Instagram-worthy results!

We created a motif stencil especially for today’s project: Christmas Gift Tag Motif 1 Stencil (only $14.95!). The stencil features 6 stencils that are the perfect size for gift tags: big enough for writing “To/From” on the back, but small enough that they don’t overpower the present you attach them to.

This new motif stencil is quite versatile: 2 of the stencils, Heart and Star, can be used for birthday gift tags! All 6 designs feature simple silhouettes that are easy to cut out with scissors.

We hope you gain inspiration from our projects, and try them out for yourself to experience the joy of making something beautiful. Our stencils are reusable, so you can enjoy using them again and again, for all kinds of projects. Speaking of versatility, these gift tags can even be used as simple Christmas tree ornaments!

Ornament Design from Christmas Gift Tag Motif 1 Stencil (click photos to enlarge and read instructions).

Heart Design from Christmas Gift Tag Motif 1 Stencil (click photos to enlarge and read instructions).

Bell Design from Christmas Gift Tag Motif 1 Stencil (click photos to enlarge and read instructions).

Candy Cane Design from Christmas Gift Tag Motif 1 Stencil (click photos to enlarge and read instructions).

Star Design from Christmas Gift Tag Motif 1 Stencil (click photos to enlarge and read instructions).

Dove Design from Christmas Gift Tag Motif 1 Stencil (click photos to enlarge and read instructions).

Stenciling Tips

  1. Use painter’s tape to secure the stencil to the card stock.
  2. After coating your stencil brush in paint, dab until it is nearly dry on a piece of paper towel. Using a nearly dry brush will keep paint from bleeding under the stencil.
  3. Stencil using a “pouncing” motion, up and down. This technique also helps keep paint from bleeding under the stencil, giving you crisp, clean lines.
  4. Allow the paint to dry before removing the stencil.

Please note: Stencils are easier to use when they’re clean! If you’re using the same stencil multiple times in a row, clean smaller openings with a toothpick. After you’re done using the stencil, soak it in warm soapy water for easier removal of dried-on paint.

Check out our Christmas Gift Tag Motif 1 Stencil and thank you for stopping by the blog!

~Happy Stenciling~

Click here to Learn How to Stencil

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