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Paper Quilling - How To Make Christmas Gift Tags With Paper Quilling Designs And Patterns

Updated on February 14, 2015
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Christmas gift tags
Christmas gift tags | Source
Quilling paper art
Quilling paper art | Source

Quilling Art and Craft Idea

Here's a quick and easy way to make Christmas gift tags decorated with paper quilling patterns. If you have plenty of unused quilled items that are leftover from previous paper quilling projects, they will come in handy and ready to use. You may also want to make new quilling items for decorating the festive gift tags if you do not already have the quilled patterns.

The materials required to make the gift tags are:

  • 1 sheet A4 white plain paper (for printing)
  • 1 sheet A4 white drawing paper
  • 1 sheet green coloured paper
  • 1 sheet red coloured paper
  • Glue
  • Box cutter
  • Paper quilling shapes, flowers etc

To make printed text, open up Wordpad or any text editor software on the computer and type 'Merry Christmas!' (or your own greetings) on the first line. Select your own choice of font, change the font size to 14 and bold the text. Highlight and copy the text. Put the cursor at the end of the text and press the space bar about 15 times and paste the copied text on the same line. You should have two 'Merry Christmas!' text on one line like this:

Now copy all the text on the same line.

Leave two blank lines after the first line. Paste the copied text onto the next line and leave another two blank lines after it. Paste again and repeat until the page is filled up with text. Save the page (if necessary) and print out the text on the white plain paper. The printout should look something like this:

Note. 'Merry Christmas!' can also be handwritten if you do not have a printer.

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Tear out the greetingsCut the coloured papers into squaresDrawing paper cut to sizePaste the greetings on the coloured squaresThen paste onto drawing paperPaper quilling itemsDecorate with paper quilling flowers and butterflies
Tear out the greetings
Tear out the greetings | Source
Cut the coloured papers into squares
Cut the coloured papers into squares | Source
Drawing paper cut to size
Drawing paper cut to size | Source
Paste the greetings on the coloured squares
Paste the greetings on the coloured squares | Source
Then paste onto drawing paper
Then paste onto drawing paper | Source
Paper quilling items
Paper quilling items | Source
Decorate with paper quilling flowers and butterflies
Decorate with paper quilling flowers and butterflies | Source

Take the printed sheet of paper and tear around every 'Merry Christmas!' words and you will get pieces of torn paper with the greetings on them.

Cut the coloured papers into red and green squares measuring 7cm by 7cm.

Next, cut the white drawing paper so that each piece measures 8cm by 10cm.

Paste each piece of the torn paper onto a red or green square. Then paste the red or green square onto the drawing paper.

Decorate with paper quilled flowers and other shapes. Use glue to attach the quilled items to the gift tags. Leave the glue to dry before using the gift tags.

If you do not know how to make the paper quilling items, free instructions on paper quilling designs and patterns are available from the following links:

To learn how to make quilled flowers and butterflies, the free tutorials are here:

Quilling Paper Supplies Online

Zipper Coin Pouch
Zipper Coin Pouch | Source


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  • lady rain profile imageAUTHOR

    lady rain 

    5 years ago from Australia

    rebeccamealey, thank you for your kind feedback! :)

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    Rebecca Mealey 

    5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

    Very cool way to create gift tags. Thanks. Shared and pinned

  • lady rain profile imageAUTHOR

    lady rain 

    6 years ago from Australia

    drosostalitsa, thank you for your kind comment. Happy Holidays to you, too!

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    6 years ago from Greece

    Thank you so much for sharing! Beautiful idea. Happy Holidays!

  • lady rain profile imageAUTHOR

    lady rain 

    6 years ago from Australia

    Glimmer Twin Fan, yes..paper quilling designs can be used for any occasion. Thank you for sharing and pinning :)

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    Claudia Mitchell 

    6 years ago

    What a great idea for any time of year. I love your quilling hubs. Shared and pinned.

  • lady rain profile imageAUTHOR

    lady rain 

    6 years ago from Australia

    Paradise7, thank you for your lovely comment! Cheers!

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    6 years ago from Upstate New York

    Those are really pretty and a great idea! Thank you.

  • lady rain profile imageAUTHOR

    lady rain 

    6 years ago from Australia

    FullOfLoveSites, it's nice to hear you've got a new idea after reading this article :) Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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    6 years ago from United States

    Wow, fine and beautiful ideas for gift tags. Thanks for sharing. Now I've got another holiday idea in mind. Voted up and shared.

  • lady rain profile imageAUTHOR

    lady rain 

    6 years ago from Australia

    RTalloni, thank you for your kind comment and I wish you a wonderful Christmas!

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    6 years ago from the short journey

    Quilled embellishments for gift tags is a great idea and your examples are very pretty!


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