I’ve been hand-stitching cards since waaaaaay back in the day. Embroidery was my first love. It’s such a fun craft and makes a beautiful handmade gift! See our Hand-Stitched pattern page to see all the free printable designs you can make. Now I’m turning these fun designs into mini versions for hand-stitched gift tags!
These simple, yet elegant gift tags, will give a little extra handmade love to your gift!
Supplies for Embroidery Gift Tags:
- cardstock paper in 2 colors
- awl or push pin and cork trivet
- embroidery floss – I LOVE Sublime Stitching floss
- cross-stitch needle
- hole punch
To Stitch the Design: (see our basic stitching instruction post for greeting cards)
1. Cut a small piece of cardstock into a 2×3 inch piece.
2. Place your paper onto a cork trivet. Using your awl or push pin, punch holes into your paper into a design. You can free hand your design or print out a patterns. NOTE: for the gift tag, print out patterns 50-75% smaller.
3. Add floss to your cross-stitch needle and start stitching through your cards, adding a knot to the bottom of the thread (it should catch on the back of the card).
4. Stitch through each hole, change colors when necessary. Tie a knot at the end on the back when you’re done.
To Make the Gift Tag:
1. Place glue on the back of your stitched piece. I like glue dots or spray adhesive the best.
2. Add your stitched piece to a second color of cardstock paper cut into the shape of a gift tag.
3. Punch a hole at the top of your colored paper.
4. Add a little floss to the top punched hole at the top of the tag, secure with a knot, and it’s ready to add to a gift – the perfect handmade accent!