Monogram Gift Tags and More

Special thanks to BIC for sponsoring today’s post. All opinions are honestly my own.

My favorite thing about giving gifts is seeing someone’s face light up when they open what I’ve chosen or made for them. But my second favorite thing is making the package itself look beautiful. Here are a few quick and easy ways to add a little flair to your boxes and bags this holiday season!


Monogram Gift Tag

You need:
– Cardstock
BIC Mark-It Permanent Markers {I used Fine Tip, Ultra Fine Tip, and Metallics}
– Scissors or Tag Maker
– Glue or Glue Dots
– Ribbon or Twine
– Decorative Tape

1. Cut or punch your tag shape from one color of cardstock.


2. Cut or punch another piece in another color that fits the bottom of the tag and attach the pieces together with glue.


3. Place a piece of decorative tape where the colors meet. Mine is glittered. Of course.


4. Use a fine tip BIC Mark-It marker to draw a large monogram on the top portion of the tag.


5. Write the person’s name with an Ultra Fine tip marker on the bottom portion.
I always use BIC permanent markers for my crafting projects because unlike the competition, they are acid-free, which means my work will look great for years to come. They are also non-toxic, which matters a lot to me since my Little Crafter uses them too.

Monogram Gift Tag

6. Add ribbon or twine and tie onto your package!

Monogram Gift Tag

Easy, right? You can also adapt this and make a simpler version by putting your tape across the bottom of a solid color tag and then writing whatever you like on the cardstock part. For example, I made these tags for our Christmas Eve gifts…something you want, something you need, something to wear, something to read!


Besides making tags, you can take the monogram idea and apply it to your boxes themselves! As you know, I make {and therefore, give} a lot of handmade jewelry, so I bought a bunch of cute little white boxes to gift it in. Instead of wrapping them, I decided to use my BIC Mark-It permanent markers and decorate the boxes themselves.



Once again, you can just make a large initial using a Fine Tip marker {it’s fun to use the Metallics for this!} and then write a name or message across the bottom with an Ultra Fine tip. For this one, I decided to write “merry and bright,” but you can use anything you like!


If you’ve got the time and the inclination, you can also decorate these boxes by making a fun and colorful pattern like I did on this gift for my friend Mel. All I did was alternate patterns, like diagonal lines, stripes, dots, chevron, etc. in coordinating colors and write her name at the bottom. How much fun would it be to find this under the tree? Plus, after she opens it, the recipient can keep it as a cute place to store things on her dresser if she wants to hang on to the personalized art.

melgiftboxThere are so many fun ways to personalize the things you give, not just when it comes to the gift itself, but the packaging too. What are some of your favorite ways to wrap or package presents? Ready to try this yourself?

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