Holiday Name Tag Holders: Coloured Paper Tags

Published July 19, 2012

This year tag your gifts with style. Instead of labeling your gifts with dreary store-bought gift tag holders why not decorate the gifts with homemade holders using your leftover cards and wrap?

Too many times we find ourselves with remnants of wrapping paper, ribbons and small decorative items remaining after all the gifts are wrapped. This year you can put them to good use.

These little beauties are easy to make and take only minutes to assemble.



  • 3″x 2″ paper cards
  • White Craft Glue
  • Decorative paper
  • Small ribbons and fabric remnants
  • Miniature decorative items


If you do not have any paper cards of the dimensions mentioned above you can easily cut your own to your desired size.

Before you begin gluing anything to the cards be sure to lay them all out ahead of time. It’s best to experiment a little with colour and texture before you permanently attach any items,

Begin by laying out your larger cards first. Cut your next layer of decorative paper approximately two-thirds the size of the larger card and snip the top two corners of either the large card or the smaller one. Glue them together.

Next choose a fabric that coordinates with the two cards and cut it into dimensions that are slightly smaller than the two cards and glue the bottom and side edges to the second layer card. Be sure to leave a pocket opening at the top to slip in the recipient’s nametag.

Add your decorative, miniature items next. Small pom poms or miniature trees always add a festive touch.

Finish with the recipient’s nametag and insert the tag into the fabric pocket.

To attach to the gift simply use a hole punch to make a small hole at the top of the card and tie off with a pretty ribbon. Alternatively you may can apply scotch tape to the holder and attach directly to the gift.