Thursday, 5 September 2013

Apple Tree Gift Tag Tutorial

I think I've mentioned this before (a few times...) but I love wrapping gifts. Giving loved ones presents is always a fun occasion, and wrapping them beautifully makes it extra special. I particularly like to do this at Christmas when presents might be sitting under the tree for a few days to be admired and lovely wrapping builds the anticipation in my opinion... there must be something special in there! But it's not quite that time of year yet, although that doesn't stop me making special gift wrap. Here I show you how to make a simple apple tree gift tag which is perfect for the apple harvests of September.

How to make an apple tree gift tag
An apple tree gift tag... perfect for September!

You Will Need...

  • a piece of green patterned card 7cm x 7cm (make sure it's plain and light on the reverse so you can write on it)
  • a piece of brown patterned card 5cm x 10cm
  • brown ink pad
  • green ink pad
  • small piece of red paper - approx. 2cm x 6cm
  • small piece of dark green paper - approx. 1cm x 4cm
  • black pen
  • glue
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • hole punch
  • a piece of ribbon
How to make a tree gift tag


1. On the back of the green patterned card draw a circle (I used the base of a drinking glass to draw around). Cut out the circle.

How to make a tree gift tag

2. On the back of the brown patterned card draw a tree trunk and branches shape. Use the picture as a guide. Cut this out in one piece.

gift tag tutorial

3. Take the green ink pad and run it around the edges of the green patterned circle.

4. Take the brown ink and run it around the edges of the brown patterned trunk.

simple gift tag tutorial

5. Spread glue on the back of the branches (but not the trunk) of the tree. Stick this over the green circle in the place shown in the picture.

how to make a gift tag

6. Now cut three small apple shapes out of the red paper. I did this free hand. If you have an apple shaped paper punch that would be ideal to use. Stick these on the tree spacing them out.

apple tree gift tag tutorial

7. Cut three small leaf shapes out of the dark green paper. Use a black pen to draw on some veins. Stick one leaf on the top of each apple. 

apple tree gift tag tutorial

8. Punch a hole in the top of your tag in the centre and add a ribbon.

apple tree gift tag tutorial

handmade apple tree gift tag

Have fun playing with different patterns, colours and sizes. Or try putting things other than apples in the tree. I'd love to see what you come up with!


  1. This gift tag is so cute. I love giving gifts to those I love and always try to make it more personal. A handmade gift card is such a good idea! Thanks for sharing it.

    Visiting from Glued to My Crafts Crafty Thursday Obsessions link up party!

    1. Thanks Helen! I love personalising gifts too which is great about making handmade gift wrap as you can tailor it to the recipient. Glad you liked it!

  2. Your gift tag is perfect! Love the added touch of the apples and the fact it is handmade. Always better when the gift is from you.
    I linked over from the Craft Frenzy Friday Link Party where I am participating too with Sympathy Card and Free Sympathy Cut File and would love it if you'd stop by.
    Hugs, Antonella :-)

    1. Thanks Antonella! I'll pop over and have a look at your work too!

  3. Cute and clever! I really like this tree and the apples!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

    1. Thanks! I thought the apples added a little bit of cuteness!

  4. What a lovely gift tag -- I love the apple tree! Thanks for linking up at Share It Saturday. I'm featuring you this week. :)

    1. Thank you! I'll check it out and let everyone know!