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Washi Tape Gift Tags

This post was originally shared over at See Vanessa Craft.

I’m not one of those crafters who embellishes every gift. I just don’t have the time to make custom bows for all thirty-some gifts that I have to wrap. Anyone out there feelin’ my pain? However, I’ve found that one way I can easily customize gifts and add a nice handmade touch is with handmade gift tags. I’ll be sharing a variety in the coming days over on my blog, but today I would like to share with you easy Washi Tape Gift Tags.

Washi Tape Gift Tags from It Happens in a Blink


  • Blank gift tags- these can be any color, any size. Purchase these at an arts and crafts store, or those lucky enough to have a Cricut or Silhouette can cut out a slew of these on their machines
  • Varying selection of washi tape or paper tape
  • Baker’s twine
  • Preferably a self-healing mat for cutting
  • Exacto knife

Lay out a blank tag on the self-healing mat. Arrange the washi tape in the desire pattern, allowing a little to go off the edge of the tag. See illustrations 1-4 below.

Use exacto knife to cut the edge cleanly. See illustration 5 below.

I also had a pretty crochet tape on hand, so I used it to accent. See illustration 6 below.

Tie a length of baker’s twine through the hole.

Washi Tape Gift Tags from It Happens in a Blink

Washi Tape Gift Tag from It Happens in a Blink

It Happens in a Blink time frame: This is a super quick craft! One tag takes about 2-3 minutes once you get started.

OK, so now you have your gift tags- what gift will you pair with them? Check out some of these projects for gift ideas:

DIY Photo Block Ornaments

DIY Photo Desk Organizer from It Happens in a Blink


  1. Washi tape is a crafter’s duct tape….it’s easy and makes everything gorgoeus!


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