These adorable DIY gnome gift tags are the perfect way to add a touch of creativity and use up those faux fur scraps. You do NOT need a cutting machine like a Cricut to make these.
Head to the Dollar Tree or the craft store for some wood tags, basic, “sticker-type” vinyl, and a bit of thread to create this handmade gift tag idea for Christmas. And the best part is that they only take a couple of minutes to make!
Gnome Gift Tags DIY
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, crafting all year round leads to a lot of scraps. Paper, vinyl, fabric, and fur – I save most of it in little bins to add to a piece here and there. At the end of the year, I try and use the expensive items (my accountant would be proud of me).
After finding a package of 36 wood gift tags at the craft store, I decided those would be a great way to whittle down the heaping scrap bins. Starting with the most expensive item, faux fur, I immediately decided to whip up a few gnome tags for my purchased and homemade gifts this year.
All three of these were made in just 10 minutes and honestly, you could work even faster if you did all of the tasks at once. I’ll make notes below in the tips section, so let’s get started.
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Tips for Making Super Simple Gnome Tags for Gifts
- If the surface of the wood gift tag is rough or bumpy, consider sanding it before applying the vinyl. The surface should be clean and relatively smooth for the best adhesion.
- Layering permanent vinyl is easy – it’s basically a sticker. You can layer removable on top of permanent as I did here but I wouldn’t go the other way.
- I love using the Dollar Tree permanent vinyl for easy Christmas crafts like this. The Buffalo check styles are so popular during the holidays.
- If you plan on selling these, group them in sets of 3 or 5. They tend to sell well and it’s easy to vary the designs in those small amounts.
- Quality fur is best used on tiny cuts like this as craft fur might fall apart or fray. That said, try it – these are faux fur scraps we’re trying to use up, after all.
- I showed a friend these and she said that with a couple of beads and a different hanger, these would make cute ornaments for a mini Christmas tree.
- Finally, if you want to make a lot of these quickly for a craft fair, bazaar, or farmer’s market display, create an assembly line of sorts. Cut all of the tags from the vinyl (you can cut a couple of layers easily). Cut all the triangles, hang tags, and fur in groups, as well. Once you have those all done, assembly will be so fast!
Gnome Wooden Gift Tag Idea
Below is the written and printable tutorial for these easy DIY Christmas gift tags. Keep this page open and use the comments section below for any questions or print it out and follow along from there.
If you’re a visual learner like I am or want to see this all come together in a jiffy, watch the gnome gift tag video tutorial here on YouTube. While you’re there, subscribe – we have a lot of fun.
More Easy Gnome Craft Ideas You Might Like
- Reindeer Gnome Garland for the Holidays – Using a simple pattern and fur scraps, create this adorable gnome banner.
- Mini Gnome Ornaments – Use up even more tiny faux fur scraps by making these mini ornaments (psst: use a glove finger to make them quickly).
- Easy Gnome Cookie Jar – Take a thrift store find and turn it into a trendy, adorable Christmas decor idea.
- How to Paint an Easy, Adorable Christmas Gnome – This is one of my favorite projects because you do not need to know how to draw or paint to make this amazing DIY.
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