Advent Calendar Day 14 - Free Christmas Tag Printables with Quick DIY Gift Bag Tutorial

We are now two weeks into our crafty advent calendar and for today’s free gift, we’ve created these lovely festive gift tags for you to download and print. We’re also showing you how to make a quick DIY gift bag using the beautiful Dovecraft Time to Sparkle papers to pair with your Christmas tags!


You can really take your gifting to a whole new level with our printable gift tags! Featuring adorable sentiments, these tags will make the perfect accompaniment to your wrapped Christmas presents or gift bags. The free download includes 6 tags on one sheet, making them easy to print and cut out.

Using the Dovecraft Time to Sparkle collection, Maxine is going to show you how to create a stunning gift bag to use with your gift tags, ready to fill with treats.


Download your free printable here


You will Need

Free Tag Printable

12”x12” Dovecraft Time to Sparkle Paper Pad

Dovecraft Perma-Fix Tape


How to Make

1.Score the paper at 1cm, 2.5cm, 4cm, 14cm, 15.5cm, 17cm and 27cm. Cut all along the 27cm score line and remove the spare paper. Turn the paper at a 90 degree angle and score again at 6cm, 20cm and 23cm and cut all the way along the 23cm score line.


2. With your paper facing landscape, cut 3cm along the vertical 4cm, 14cm and 17cm lines from the bottom of the template to meet the score line running horizontally. On the top of the template, cut along the vertical score line at 5cm and again at 14cm and cut away the paper to leave a flap of paper which will later form the lid of the gift bag.


3.Adhere tape to the printed side of the 1cm fold and fix this to the opposite side of the bag, forming the bag shape as you go.


4.Fold the paper that will form the lid of the bag into a triangle shape and secure the triangular folds with Perma-Fix tape.


5.Attach one of the free printable tags to your box and secure. We chose a decorative bulldog clip to secure our box lid into place, but you could adhere this temporarily with washi tape.


You now have your finished gift bag ready to fill with festive treats!


You could also simply thread ribbon or twine through the tags and attach them to gift boxes for a fun, festive addition to presents!


How will you use your gift tags? We’d LOVE to see, so don’t forget to #tcxmas2017 when uploading to social media and to share your yummy makes in the Inspiration area.

Trimcraft design these templates to aid your crafting projects, so we are always happy to see them being used and enjoyed. However, we just ask you credit Trimcraft for the template design when you publish your crafty makes online and on social media.



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