Here’s a fun Cricut holiday tutorial to add a homemade touch to all of your wrapped gifts! I’ll show you how to create these cute and festive Christmas gift tags using your Cricut machine. You can choose to make either foiled tags or drawn tags, depending on your preference. I made both version and they both look great!
Before we dive in, make sure you have the following materials ready:
- Smooth, light-colored cardstock for drawing or foiling on
- backer cardstock, darker can be patterned or textured
- Cricut 0.4 Fine Point Black Pen OR
- Cricut Foil Transfer Kit + 12×12 foil sheets
- A permanent tape runner or other adhesive
- Some ribbon or string
Pick Your Design:
Open the project in Cricut Design Space if you haven’t already. Inside the project, you’ll find both the foiled and drawn tag versions. Highlight and delete the ones that you don’t want to make and change any pen or foil settings you need to – the foil is defaulted to medium, and the pen is defaulted to black 0.4 Fine Point pen.
these also came out super cute when made with a glitter gel pen!
Load Your Materials & Cut:
Place your smooth cardstock on the cutting mat. If you’re crafting foiled tags, tape the foil transfer sheet (shiny side up) to the cardstock. For the foiled version, follow the Cricut’s prompts to insert the foil transfer tool with the medium setting. If you’ve chosen the drawn version, keep the blade in the Cricut and insert your preferred pen.
watch the video to see my exact method for taping the foil sheet down taught (see below)
Remove Foil (For Foiled Tags):
If you’re creating foiled tags, gently remove the foil transfer tool and insert the blade. While the mat is still in the Cricut, carefully lift the tape to take off the foil, following Design Space’s instructions to avoid any issues.
To add an extra touch of color, cut out backers for your tags. This step is optional but I love the way it makes the colors pop!
Assemble Your Tags:
Assemble the tags by using a tape runner to apply adhesive to the back of your tags. Take your time aligning the tags with the backers, ensuring perfect hole and bottom alignment. Press the tags onto the backers firmly to secure them together.
The Final Flourish:
Complete your Christmas tags by threading a pretty ribbon or string through the hole, and then they are ready for gifting!