With May well underway, we are now less than half a year off from Halloween’s return. 🥳
This fact makes me giddier than if I had a sugar rush from eating a dozen deluxe caramel apples. 😄
And it means that as we embrace the t-minus six months point until All Hallows’ Eve, I’ll be ramping up my Halloween papercrafting all the more.
For today’s #MakeHalloween365 project, I’m sharing a set of five super cute, fun, and very easy to make Halloween gift tags that I created a bit earlier in the year.
This set of Halloween gift tags was included as part of some October 31st related happy mail that I recently posted to a dear friend on the other side of the country.
We’re both die-hard Halloweenoholics, and I love knowing that just like myself, she adores receiving spooky season mail at any point in the year.
This sweet, festive Halloween tag set was intentionally left on the simple side, so that my friend could, if she so desires, use them as tags on presents for other people.
If one wanted, they could add some bling, enamel dots or other embellishments, (3D) bows, charms, or various other components here, too. Again though, I was aiming for eye-catching, but not overly complex.
As much as I adore an in-depth project with oodles of layers and details, sometimes it is both refreshing and enjoyable to put together quicker makes like these five tags.
The whole set took me less than 1.5 hours to whip up. Which, let me tell you, is mighty speedy in terms of how long it usually takes me to complete a papercrafting project.
Not everything we make needs to be uber elaborate or take scads of time. This is something I have to remind myself of a touch more often. 😄
The jumping off point for this set was four cut apart squares on a 6”x6” piece of Recollections Halloween paper.
I knew that I wanted a set of five tags, however, but did not want to repeat any of the same images.
Thus, for the fifth gift tag, I opted for a dimensional Halloween word sticker from Jolee’s Boutique, which I feel fits in well with the general colours and themes of this gift tag set.
You could easily skip making the 5th tag and stick with four tags instead, if so desired. Or, conversely, you could keep going and create additional gift tag designs as well.
Projects like this are tons of fun and a perfect way to put our stashes of Halloween papercrafting supplies to good use!
Products used to make these cute Halloween gift tags
-Vibrant orange cardstock
-Gold metallic cardstock
-Assorted Halloween papers – Halloween Party 6”x6” Paper Pad from Recollections
-Stitched edge tag nesting die set
-“Scary” Halloween word sticker – Large Doily Medallions from Jolee’s Boutique
-Intricate design crescent moon die (or other crescent moon die of your choosing)
-Flat bow die
-Bare branch wreath die
-White gel pen – Uni-Ball White Gel Ink Pen from Signo
-Black pen – Uni-Ball Air Black Pen from Signo
-Pleated black ruffle trim
-Black and white baker’s twine
-Glue gun and glue sticks
-Dimensional foam, pop dots, or similar to elevate some of your layers
-Adhesive, such as a tape runner, of your choice (I often use my Scotch Tape Glider)
How to create this charming 5-piece set of Halloween gift tags
As each of these tags are very similar to one another, I’m not going to bore you all by repeating what would essentially be the same instructions multiple times.
Instead, I’ll outline the general steps involved with each and refer you to the numerous project photos peppered throughout this post for precise specifics on each individual tag.
To begin with, die cut five matching stitched edge tags. Two from white cardstock, two from black cardstock, and one from orange cardstock.
Next, using a slightly smaller sized stitched edge tag die, die cut four tag shapes from (four) different pieces of Halloween paper from the 6”x6” paper pad, along with one tag from metallic gold cardstock.
Adhere the one patterned paper, or gold cardstock, tag shape to each tag base.
Die cut five tags of the same (smaller of the two dies) size from white cardstock. Adhere a blank white tag to the back of each tag. This then enables you, or your recipient, to write a message on the back of each of these gift tags, if they wish to do so.
On the gift tag with the gold metallic cardstock tag layer, adhere a strip of pleated black ruffle trim.
Die cut a crescent moon from metallic gold cardstock, a bow from black cardstock, a bare branch wreath from white cardstock. Attach these die cut pieces to their respective gift tags.
Cut out the Halloween image pieces from the same 6”x6” Recollections Halloween paper pad.
Using either a black ink or white gel ink pen (and, optionally, a ruler to help keep your lines straight) hand draw stitching around the edges of each of the four Halloween paper pieces.
Using foam dots, adhere each of the four Halloween images to its own respective tag.
For the fifth tag, die cut a smaller sized (third) stitched tag using black cardstock.
Attach a piece of black lace to the tag base, top with the small black tag, and top that piece with the Jolee’s Boutique “Scary” sticker.
Note: this is the only tag out of the five that calls for a third size of tag to be die cut.
Attach a loop of black and white baker’s twine through the small hole at the top of each of the gift tags.
And just like that, your fast, easy, and frighteningly cute five-piece Halloween gift tag set is done.
The versatility of handmade gift tag sets
Handmade tag sets like these have a multitude of uses. Naturally, using them as part of your gift wrapping is a great way to put them to good work, but it’s not the only one.
You could skip adding the white cardstock layer on the back and instead adhere one or more of these tags to a scrapbook layout, Project Life page, card, larger tag, mini album, Memorydex card, tag flip, pocket letter, or other paper crafting project.
Or why not attach all five tags to a length of trim or sturdy string and hang them as an adorable mini garland?
You could also include them in a Halloween paper crafting swap or some happy mail, gift them to your child’s teacher, or pen a note on the back of each and slip into your little one’s (or significant other’s) lunches throughout the month of October.
And, of course, they make for delightful pieces of festive Halloween décor sprinkled throughout your house or clustered together, such as on a Halloween tiered tray or a lovely dish.
Plus, if you needed to make a larger number of tags like this, they are quick and easy, so whipping up ten, twenty, thirty-one – you name it – shouldn’t take an immense amount of time.
I really enjoyed making this fun set of Halloween gift tags and hope that you do as well, if you give a similar project a go.
Be sure to tag your own creations with #MakeHalloween365 when you share them online so that we can all be inspired by your fa-boo-lous Halloween crafts.
Here’s to less than half a year to go until All Hallows’ Eve returns. I can scarcely wait! How about you? 🎃📅🖤
Your gift tags are fabulous, like all the layers and special details on each one!
🥰 You’re wonderfully kind, dear Donna. Thank you very much for your lovely words about this fun set of Halloween tags.
I had a blast creating them and might just have to whip up additional sets for some of the other Halloween lovers in my life. 😃
These are so cute! I love all of the textures and dies you used, awesome touches with the white/black pens and that gold moon is gorgeous! Enjoy your weekend.
What a sweet, wonderfully nice comment, Tammy. Thank you deeply, my sweet friend!
I must say, I’m beyond in love with the fact that the #MakeHalloween365 hashtag I launched earlier this year is giving me the opportunity to both create and share Halloween projects online each month. Of course, I could have done so before or without that hashtag, but now that it’s in place, I have all the more of a reason to do so and am living for it!
Next up (in June), watch for a Halloween-themed scrapbook page featuring photos of what I wore for my All Hallows’ Eve costume from a few years back. 😃
No last minute rush on Halloween for you, Autumn, and of course I didn’t expect otherwise. These gift tags are cute – especially the ones featuring cats! – and look so professionally made too. Wishing you a most wonderful weekend, with hopefully some Springtime temperatures! xxx
😄 Love that, dear Ann! No ma’am, definitely not. It’s Halloween 365 in my heart, soul, mind, and craft room alike, so you can bank on oodles more All Hallows’ Eve projects appearing here as the months roll on.
Thank you very much for your immensely kind + encouraging compliments. They touched my heart and sincerely mean a lot to me. 🙏
I LOVE these cute ideas – and for any time of year, as you say dear Autumn! The vibrant colours and delightful pics make them far from scary and just so super sweet and cute, which I think is perfectly adorable! Needless to say, I favour the one with the cute kitties, but they are all gorgeous and look such total fun to make as a truly mindful exercise.
Thank you for sharing, Autumn!
Blush!!! Thank you abundantly, sweet Donna. Your kindness never fails to brighten my week as though it were (the) light streaming down from fall’s iconic harvest moon.
I’m delighted to know that you enjoyed this fun Halloween tag set, too, and that the darling kitty-themed one was your personal favourite.
I really enjoyed whipping up this tag set and am thinking I might need to create a few more sets to send out to some of the other Halloween lovers in my life. 😃
Many thanks again coupled with the warmest of hugs from this side of the world,
A super collection of Halloween tags Autumn, they certainly are eye catching. I really like the addition of the gold on some of them and the texture that you have added with the softer elements like lace and ribbon.
Pauline – Crafting with Cotnob
Thank you sweetly, dear Pauline. Your kindness warms my heart like the sizzling hot summer sunshine that is flooding our days once again around these Western Canadian parts.
I had such a great time putting this charming Halloween tag set together. For a crafter like me who tends to take several hours (if not multiple days) to complete most of my paper crafting projects, putting together a whole set of tags in less than one afternoon was also a really enjoyable change of pace – and a helpful reminder to create similar projects more often.
Big hugs & the happiest of spring-into-summer wishes,
Fantastic fun set of tags, hopefully here in Cornwall we get a summer before Halloween arrives😁
Thank you very much, dear Emma – not only for your lovely comment on this fun Halloween tag set, but for each and every blog comment that you have kindly blessed my site with in recent weeks. They are wholeheartedly appreciated one and all. 🙏💗
I will keep my fingers, toes, and beach towels all firmly crossed that at least a few weeks of proper summer weather fills your area this year. ☀️
Those tags are too cute to gift! I found your site via Spooky Little Halloween and love the layout. Could I ask the name of the theme you use?
Hi Alison, thank you very much for your lovely comment and for letting me know how you came to discover my wee corner of the good, ol’ interwebs. 😃
Certainly! This blog runs on WordPress and is currently using a theme called Maple, which is a paid theme via Theme Forest. Here’s the link to it: https://themeforest.net/item/maple-responsive-clean-multipurpose-wordpress-theme/19075153
I created a custom header for it and slightly modified this theme in a few other ways as well, but what you see on my site is still fairly true to the original design.
Hope that helps. Thank you again for your visit. It’s wonderful to connect with you.
These are so pretty! They remind me of decorating a Christmas tree in full Hallowe’en decorations.
That is such an awesome impression to get from this festive Halloween tag set. Thank you very much for your sweeter-than-candy-corn comment, my dear friend.
Oodles of hugs & happy countdown to All Hallows’ Eve wishes,
These are absolutely darling! And what a perfect step-by-step tutuorial!
🥰 Thank you abundantly, my dear friend. I really appreciate your positive feedback regarding the tutorial portion of this post.
These cute Halloween tags were such a joy to put together – plus, I must admit, it was a welcome change of pace to complete a paper crafting project with multiple pieces so quickly, as I’m usually anything but the world’s fastest crafter. Lol! 😄
Sweet set of tags! Just like your cards, they are beautifully layered and detailed.
Sweet Trina, thank you deeply. What a kind and encouraging comment. I’m tickled pink (or would that be black, yellow, and orange in this instance? 😃) to know that you liked this fun set of Halloween tags.
As someone who rarely finishes a paper crafting project in less than several hours (and sometimes takes 2 or more days for a single card, detailed tag, LO, etc), whipping up multiple little tags in a single day was a thoroughly enjoyable change of pace. Not to mention a welcome reminder to do so more often.
What a delicious set of Halloween tags, Autumn! I love that each one is gorgeous in its own right but adds to the variety of the whole set. I love the idea of adding them to some trim to create a garland!
Thank you very much, sweet Carol. Your wonderfully kind feedback is sincerely appreciated and brings no shortage of encouragement my way. 🙏
I thoroughly enjoyed creating this festive Halloween tag set and given how quickly it came together, I’m thinking I may need to whip up a few more sets for some of the other Halloween lovers in my life as well. 😃
Sometimes simple does it, and this is so very lovely. I would make a garland string out of them and hang them in my living room for all to see.
We’ve finally had a few days of warm summer weather in Denmark, and I’m already longing for autumn, sigh. I’m not a summer person. ♥
That is a brilliant idea, dear Sanne. I’m not sure if it’s because most of the houses we’ve lived in have been on the smaller side (and thus tend to have less available wall space for banners) or some other reason entirely, but I tend to forget about making banners most of the time. Your comment is just the solid reminder I need to remedy that before the year is through. Thank you so much!!!
That’s awesome!!! We hit record highs (on those dates) in the first week of June, but thankfully the rest of the month hasn’t been quite that intensely warm. We’re headed back that way (mid-30s C) in the coming week, according to the forecast and will likely dip in and out of the 30s straight on until late August or early September, as per usual around these parts.
I love and try to make the best of every season (and cannot help but have a soft spot in my heart for the season into which I was born), but definitely favour fall as well, as you know. Happily, and thankfully, just three more months to go until our beloved chapter of the year returns again. I can hardly wait! 🎃
Your post absolutely warmed my heart, Autumn! Your enthusiasm oozed into my world and I could feel your excitement here!
Your tags are wonderful. I completely agree that there are times a simple project is enough to fuel our creative tanks. I especially love that crescent moon die cut! It’s absolutely fabulous cut in gold!
That is such an awesomely kind and meaningful thing to say, dear Kate. Thank you mightily. You really made my heart smile.
I’m hard-pressed to pick a personal favourite here, but filigree crescent moon topped tag might just win out for me as well (or at least tie with the adorable kitty tag).
Huge thanks again, my sweet friend.
These are all so beautiful, Autumn. Of course, the gift card featuring the metallic crescent moon was the one that caught my eye.
Thank you deeply, sweet Debi. While it’s tricky for me to pick a top fave from these fun and festive Halloween tags, the filigree crescent moon-topped version is up there for sure (along with the cute kitty tag).
I just adore the intricate die and wouldn’t be surprised at all if it appears here on some of my future projects as well. 🌙
Many hugs & the loveliest of spring-into-summer wishes coming your way!