* gift tags

Posted on December 21st, 2003 by maitreya. Filed under Holiday, Paper Crafts, Projects with Instructions.

I just got back from a trip to Japan, and I got a good portion of my Christmas shopping done there. I made these origami paper gift tags to go with the presents. I like the look of those metal-rimmed key tags, but by themselves, they’re just too plain. Add origami paper and eyelets, though, and they look much better.


First, take the string out of a key tag. Cut out circles of patterned paper. All the tags are a little bit different, so to get the size right, I put a piece of paper over a tag and ran my fingernail around the inside metal edge to make a little impression on the paper. Then I cut around the impression. Glue the circle onto the tag. Use a hole punch to cut through the paper exactly where the hole is in the tag. You could just leave it like that, or you could add an eyelet like I did. Then rethread the string and write the name on it. I’m not so good at cutting out perfect circles, but if you don’t look too closely, they’re pretty nice.

3 Responses to “gift tags”

  1. Jess Says:

    Pretty darned cute!

  2. Cathy Says:

    This is a great idea. You could also use a piece of the same paper as the wrapping paper you’ve just wrapped the present in. I would love to try making some of these but I have a question…all the eyelets I have seen in craft stores are very thick. How do you make the eyelet thin enough to work on these very thin paper products? You can e-mail an answer to me at the e-mail address above. Thanks.

  3. Sten73619 Says:

    I haven’t been up to much lately. I’ve basically been doing nothing , but it’s not important. I can’t be bothered with anything recently. I’ve just been letting everything happen without me lately.


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