All the yarn things…right to your inbox. Sign up here.

Homemade Holiday Gift Tags Day 8: Ribbon Christmas Tree

by | DIY, Paper, Winter

Hey everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving or last least, a wonderful weekend, as we head into December. Holy cow, December! You now have 25 days to do everything you need to do – crafting, baking, cooking, sewing, more crafting, Pinteresting – before Christmas. So yeah, good thing we’re on Day 8 of our 12 Days of Homemade Holiday Gift Tags! One more week of gift tag ideas, a nice roundup to … well, round them all up, and you’re off to make your own!

Ribbon Christmas Tree Holiday Gift Tags.

So, the idea for this one came from some tags I’ve seen using washi tape. Washi tape on cards, washi tape everywhere. Unfortunately, I realized my stash of washi tape, bought at a store in Taiwan, was definitely not up to par. The colors bled and the tape didn’t stick. If washi tape doesn’t “tape”, what the heck is it? Just paper? Plus, the designs I had were not very holiday-ish. They were more…”I’m an 11 year old girl living in My Little Pony land (it’s called Equestria!) drawing flowers and dreaming of purple unicorns”. Definitely not quite appropriate for a Christmas gift tag.

Lightning Strikes

However, I did have several spools of Christmas ribbon that I bought in temporary surge of cray cray while roaming the pre (or post) Christmas decorating frenzy at Michaels. I have no idea what I intended to do with these, but it was a serious case of giving in to temptation because I have a box of this stuff with no project in mind. Until now!

I Mod Podged several strips of ribbon to cardstock and after the whole thing had dried all nice and stiff, I cut out a tree shape. I guess people do this with washi tape a lot, but since I didn’t have any, I tried with ribbon. It was a bit thick to cut through, and I had to use multiple layers of Mod Podge to secure the ribbon and seal it, but it worked out pretty well! A little outline with a black marker gives a bit of definition and that’s my Ribbon Tree for Day 8!

And that cutie patootie wooden star button on top?  That’s also something I got in Taiwan, and fortunately, it’s more functional than the pseudo-washi-tape.

Get More Inspiration!

Want to see the other gift tags I’ve made?  All of them are simple to whip up!

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 | Day 10 | Day 11 | Day 12


  1. Steph @ meet.make.laugh.

    I have washi tape too that doesn’t stick. Drives me nuts! What’s the point? Also this is one of my favourite of your tags 🙂 Stripes are my favourite!

  2. ChiWei

    Seriously! Although I’ve noticed that a lot of cheaper non-name-brand tapes don’t tape either, so I really just stick to the more expensive stuff. I guess that’s what I’ll have to do with washi tape too!

Shop New

[products class=”et-zoom-in” limit=”2″ columns=”1″]