Easy DIY Christmas Gift Tags
This year I designed my own Christmas Gift Tags and in the spirit of giving I’m sharing them with you!
Big news!! I have officially finished my gift wrapping. Last night I sat down with my scissors, tape, and wrapping paper, turned on Heartland (I’m obsessed with this show!), and wrapped up every last one of gifts I bought. If you know me I’m usually doing this on Christmas Eve so I’m pretty darn proud of myself! The finishing touch on the gifts were this year’s DIY Christmas gift tags. I made them myself and I love how they turned out. They are a bright, bold twist on traditional holiday designs that look great on my gifts .
This year’s Christmas gift tags started when I feel in love with this pretty deer. I created the tags using PicMonkey where I dropped in my designs from GraphicStock and added some lettering. It’s really simple and anyone can do it. You start by going to PicMonkey.com and choosing to create a design.
Next select “Resize” and uncheck the “Keep Proportions” option. Change the dimensions to 858/1672 px and click apply to save the new size.
Next up you’ll add the GraphicStock image that you downloaded from GraphicStock (or anywhere else you got your image from). Select “Overlay” on the left side (that is the butterfly icon), then at the top choose “Add Your Own”. Find where you saved your image on your computer, select it and click open. That will bring your image into PicMonkey.
Once your image has been imported you can adjust the size using the handlebars on each corner. Just grab them and move them in and out until you are happy with how the image fits on your background.
I didn’t want the text that came on the image so I went back to “Overlays” and chose a rectangle from the “Geometric” section. I blocked out the text using two rectangles and then changed the color to white. When you have a solid color background it is a simple way to delete something.
I added my own text my selecting the “Text” icon on the left and then clicking “Add Text” You can adjust the size the same way you did with your image using the handlebars or you can use the text option in the small window on the right and move the size slider bar. This is also where you can change your text color.
Once you have your gift tag looking just the way you want it to you click the “Save” button at the very top. Name the file and, since you will be printing, you can change the resolution to high quality “Sean”. Then hit “Save to my computer” and you’ve got yourself a gift tag!
My end result were these pretty little gift tags and in the spirit of giving I’m sharing them with you!
I used the Merry Christmas Christmas tree one today on a gift. It printed better than I expected!! Thanks