How to Make Tags

Wouldnt it be nice to make your own tags, so you could have them any size or color you wanted?

Heres how to make tags quickly and easily.

Paper Punches 3/4 inch, 1/2 inch and 1/4 inch

1. Determine the size you want to make your tags.

The tags I made are 2 1/2 inches by 5 inches. 2 1/4 inches by 4 inches. And 1 3/4 inches by 3 inches.

2. Decide how much of the top corners you want to cut off.

Look at various tags to see how they are done.

I cut only a small amount off each corner, but I have made tags with larger amounts removed, too.

3. Use a ruler to make a diagonal line on one top corner of the tag.

4. Flip the corner piece you cut off over and lay it on the opposite top corner of the tag.

Draw a line along the edge of the corner piece.

5. Using the 3/4 inch punch or the 1/2 inch punch, cut a circle in a contrasting color.

I use the 3/4 inch punch for larger tags and the 1/2 inch punch for smaller tags.

6. Glue the circle in the center of the tag near the top as shown. Let dry.

7. Use the 1/4 inch punch to punch a hole in the center of the circle.

If you are going to make a lot of tags, use cereal box cardboard to make one tag, flipping the first corner over

As you can see on this tag template, I made the diagonals deeper so the tag is much narrower at the top.

Then trace the corner shapes onto other rectangles to create tags.

Instead of putting the ring around the hole, you can just punch a hole in the top of the tag, as Ive done on the template.

Trace the hole on the tag so you will know where to punch.

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Hi Noreen this is a good covers all guide to making tags. I have a template I bought that has different shapes if tags but this is good general how tos. From here can figure out how to make other shapes if wanted. I love making my own tags as I like making tags to go with what Im giving or making.

I like to make tags for selling also. Sometimes people dont have time to make tag or live out away from store to buy them which in my case applies.

Thanks for sharing this. Happy weekend

Thanks for letting me know this was helpful! Have a lovely day.

I like the look with the ring around the hole, it adds just a little something extra to the finished look. 🙂

I Like this idea it looks finished and there are so many ways it could be used.. thank you for the idea. 🙂 Pinning this.

Excellent demonstration. I love that there are no specialized templates that you have to buy etc. Thanks!

These are fantastic! Thanks for sharing this tutorial at the Creative Inspiration Party. Join us again next week!

What a simply genius idea to use the first corner as a template for the second corner. Im smacking myself in the forehead right now, lol. Wonderful tutorial.

I love tags and I love making them, too. Thanks for your tutorial. You nailed it, girl. Fun. Fun. Fun. Your friend, Linda

That is a great tutorial and such a helpful project, making pretty tags. Thanks for bringing this to HomeMattersParty

Super Cute!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday Link Party!! Hope to see you again this week!! Love having you!! Pinned!!!

Your timing is perfect Noreen. I was only at the store today looking for some and no stores had them. How easy and simple is this to make your own. Ive got heaps of card so Im going to make some for the wedding in the exact size I need. Thank you so much. Im featuring this at tomorrows party. Great to have you visit each week.

Boy, I sure can use this idea!!! Ive got lots of scraps of scrap book paper I can use up!

Thanks for sharing at my Grandma Ideas Sharing Time link party.

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These are great tips! Tags are such a cute little way to embellish a gift. I really like the idea of creating a template out of cardboard toohuge time saver! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday! We hope youll join us again this week! 🙂

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