DIY Quilled Gift Tags

Posted by Meghan Quinones
Create cute custom tags with quilling paper. These quilled gift tags will be a huge hit!

For those of you who grabbed quilling paper when we had it on sale, go grab it now! I am going to show you an easy project to incorporate your colorful strips of paper. For those of you who did not pickup quilling papers, don't worry, we have quilling supplies on sale right now! Okay, so I know this is not how you are supposed to use quilling paper, but when I was thinking of tag ideas all of the colorful quilling paper we had in our crafting studio caught my eye. Immediately I thought "I must glue that paper all over a tag!". Really, that's what I thought!

To achieve my patterned tags, I just cut down my strips of quilling paper and glued them to my tag in different directions. There really are so many design possibilities you could do with this project. I just kept layering paper on one of my tags. I ended up sticking with different shades of pink paper, but imagine how pretty it would be to incorporate other colors.

Have you ever used quilling paper? What did you make?

Here's what you'll need:

  • Tags
  • Quilling Paper
  • Yarn
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Let's get crafty!

Step 1: Starting towards the top of your tag, mark a line that is a 1/4 inch long. Make every third line a 1/2 inch long. Draw lines every 1/4 inch.

Step 2: Put glue over the first line you made. Start with your light pink paper and lay it over the glue so it is running over the edge of your tag.

Step 4: Flip your tag over and trim your excess paper. Use a darker pink paper for every third line. Then, on the other side of your tag, use your medium colored pink paper for your small lines. Use your dark pink paper once again for your longer lines. Continue adding paper to your tag until you get to the end.

Step 5: Cut a piece of yarn that is 5 1/2 inches long. Fold your yarn in half and put the end with the loop through the hole in your tag (go from the back to the front). Then, put the ends of your yarn through the loop. Give your yarn a tug and tie a knot at the end of your yarn. That's it!

Wrap a gift in kraft paper and top it off with one of these delightful tags!