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Spring Gift Tag Collection

Happy Spring!

It’s Shelly here with a fun and festive gift tag project just in time for all your Spring and Summer gift giving occasions.

Not only are these gift tags great to stash away for your own personal use, but a collection of these would make a great gift too!


Here’s what you’ll need to get crafty:

  • May Arts RibbonTR34, TR67, TR66, TR22, TR47, SD46, SD64, SD20,SD66,SD67, SD27, SD44I kept my ribbon styles narrow for this project and chose to work with two patterns:  TR—1.5” Check and SD—3/8” Solid with center dot.  The check ribbon style comes in 8 color combinations and the dot pattern is available in 23 color combos.  You’ll be amazed at the different looks my tags take on, with only two styles/patterns of ribbons.
  • Blank tags—I used tags from The Paper Studio and The Paper Cut
  • Circle and Scallop paper pieces—mine were from The Paper Cut
  • EmbellishmentsLots of them:  American Crafts Phrase Stickers, Making Memories Mini Blossoms Paper Flowers with brads, Melody Ross Vintage Labels, Jenni Bowlin Embellished Butterflies, Bazzill Basics Jeweled Adhesives and Edge Cardstock Strips, DCWV Mango Frost Brads, Creative Imaginations Epoxy Stickers, American Crafts Metal Charms 
  • Sewing Machine
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch


With all your supplies in hand, begin creating a unique assortment of Spring Gift Tags.  Here’s a look at my collection.


I really wanted to make my gift tags different, so I used my sewing machine on several of the tags.



To create the pleats as shown on this tag, I first ran my glue adhesive down the center of the ribbon.  Then I folded pleats into the ribbon, pinned them into place and stitched down the center to secure the pleats.

The pleated length of ribbon was glued to my tag, layered with my narrow dot ribbon and then embellished with crystal jewels.  A circle label was added for a writing space.



Again, I used my sewing machine to create the look of my ribbon on this tag.  The ribbon was positioned in the center of my tag, and as I sewed down the middle of it, I scrunched it up, creating gathers.  I finished off the tag with a vintage label and a metal bird charm.



This was a fun tag to create.  I cut various colors of my dot ribbon into 2” lengths.  Next, I folded the ribbon in half to create a loop and taped it to the back of my circle tag.  I placed loops all around the edge of the tag, alternating ribbon color.  Once all the loops were in place, I took another circle tag and glued it to the back to hide the ribbon ends and tap.  An epoxy sticker was added to the center of my tag and several lengths of dot ribbon were used as the tag tie.



There are so many different ribbon applications you can use for your gift tags.  On the green tag, I used my hold punch to create spaces to weave my ribbon in and out.  On the pink tag, I gathered my ribbon around the edge, and on the blue tag, I created a three puffs of ribbon at the top of my tag (see photo below).



Here are more Springtime Gift tags!



All it takes to create Spring inspired gift tags is a collection of May Arts ribbons and a bit of your creativity!  Thanks for joining me today. I hope you’ve been inspired.



Blog Post By: Shelly Dozier-Mckee

  1. Cheryl Arnold

    These tags are superior…love what can be done with the ribbon…wish I had a sewing machine!

  2. Jan Hennings

    Great tags and you should be pretty well stocked for the year 🙂

  3. Charlene

    Fun assortment of tags, Shelly! I think the last one is my favorite.

  4. Lindy

    O my goodness….these are fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Mary

    These are amazing.Love the colors,texturesand inspiration.


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