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The Easiest DIY Glitter Gift Tags For The Holidays

Do you get excited when someone hands you a beautifully wrapped gift? A Christmas gift can put a smile on anyone’s face, especially when it’s a personalized gift with details like decorative wrapping and a DIY gift tag that suits your personality. No matter what the present is, time spent on presentation with these glitter gift tags makes it so much sweeter.  

small Christmas gift with a glitter gift tag.If you’re looking for some extra sparkle this holiday, we’ve got a super easy and cute gift tag step-by-step you can follow. Spread that same joy you feel with a special gift with all of your Christmas gifts for family or friends. Check it out below. 

How To Make A Gift Tag 

To create an adorable DIY gift tag, you’ll need to head to your local craft store to pick up some supplies. Once you have everything you need, follow these six simple steps.  

materials for making a glittered gift tag.Materials needed:

  • Tag
  • Bowl of glitter
  • Glue
  • Brush
  • Sealer

The sealer comes in two forms: as a glue-like substance or a spray.  It’s labeled as a decoupage medium. It’s mainly used to keep the glitter in place and prevents a messy situation as glitter tends to stick to everything quickly. If you have trouble finding it at your local craft store, you can also use adhesive spray, but keep in mind that you’ll need to stay within the glittered area; otherwise, it can stain your tag. 

Step 1: 

Fill a bowl with your favorite glitter. You can use any color you’d like, just make sure that it will show up on the tag you’re using. For example, white glitter on a white tag might be a little difficult to spot. For ours, we used a green tag with gold glitter. 

pouring gold glitter in a bowl.Step 2: 

Take your gift tag and add glue to the bottom. Make sure that you account for all the space where you want your glitter.  You can choose to place your glue at the bottom or top of the tag. 

gift tag with someone adding glue to the bottom of it.Step 3: 

Use a brush to spread the glue evenly. If you’re making multiple tags at once, you’ll notice the brush will harden quickly once you complete a couple of tags. Just dip the brush in water, dry it, and continue working with it. 

someone spreading the glue evenly with a paintbrush.Step 4: 

Dip your tag into the glitter. Your tag may bend, but don’t worry! It pops back into its original form once you take it out. Remember, the glitter will only cover the area where there is glue, so feel free to add more if you want more sparkle. 

someone dipping the gift tag into a bowl of gold glitter.Step 5: 

Tap or shake your tag to remove any excess glitter. Then, use a decoupage medium to seal the glitter in place. The sealer shows up as white when you brush it on, but don’t worry. The more time you allow for it to dry, the clearer it gets. 

someone brushing over glitter on a gift tag with a paintbrush.Step 6: 

Add a name or favorite holiday quote, attach it to your gift and enjoy! 

a Christmas gift with a cute glitter gift tag on it.
As you can see, making a gift extra special doesn’t take long at all. If you don’t mind getting a little sparkle on yourself, this DIY glitter gift tag is the perfect craft for you. Your loved ones will appreciate the extra time you took to make it.

a beautifully wrapped Christmas gift with a red gift tag.

Get creative with different colored tags, wrapping paper, glitter, and ribbon. Attach the tag alongside a personalized Christmas ornament for a very merry holiday gift.