Create Stunning Vintage Christmas Tags

Create Stunning Vintage Christmas Tags

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Christmas Items from Etsy Shops
  3. Vintage Christmas Digitals from Gallery Cat
  4. Red Letter Christmas Words from My Porch Prince
  5. Christmas Themed Words from Digital Hobby Helper
  6. Making Christmas Tags
  7. Cutting and Inking the Tag Bases
  8. Adding Background Materials
  9. Fussy Cutting the Digitals
  10. Adding Lace and Fabric
  11. Adding the Images and Words
  12. Punching Holes and Adding Trims
  13. Finalizing the Tags



Hey there, everyone! It's Melina from and I'm CraftyScrapper, here on YouTube and Instagram. Today, I wanted to share with you some beautiful Christmas items I recently received from a couple of Etsy shops. I'll be showing you what I plan on doing with them, so let's dive in!

Christmas Items from Etsy Shops

I've always been a lover of vintage-style Father Christmas items. I have a collection of vintage-looking Father Christmas figurines scattered all over my living room, kitchen, and dining area. That's why I was thrilled to find some amazing digital downloads from two Etsy shops - Digital Hobby Helper and Gallery Cat. Let me tell you more about them.

Vintage Christmas Digitals from Gallery Cat

Gallery Cat is one of my favorite Etsy shops when it comes to high-quality digitals. This time, I stumbled upon their "Vintage Christmas on Antique Holiday" collection and instantly fell in love. I purchased a sheet of nine images featuring vintage-style Father Christmas, trees, and little girls. The images are approximately two and a quarter inches in size and are perfect for various Christmas crafting projects.

Red Letter Christmas Words from My Porch Prince

Another incredible find from Etsy was a sheet of red letter Christmas words from My Porch Prince. These words come in a typewriter font and have a lovely red look. The sheet includes tiny labels outlined faintly, allowing for easy inking and distressing on the edges. These labels are about two inches long and one inch wide, making them ideal for card-making and other Christmas crafts.

Christmas Themed Words from Digital Hobby Helper

Digital Hobby Helper has been having a major sale, and I couldn't resist getting their amazing Christmas words and phrases collection. This collection consists of 12 sheets, with each sheet featuring different words and backgrounds. The words on these labels range from cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie to greetings and candy canes. The backgrounds include green polka dots, burlap, and distressed vintage swirls. These labels are the perfect addition to any Christmas crafting project.

Making Christmas Tags

Now that I've introduced you to the gorgeous digitals I received, it's time to put them to use. I decided to create some beautiful layered Christmas tags using craft paper as the base. Let me walk you through the process.

Cutting and Inking the Tag Bases

To start, I cut the craft paper into tags measuring three and three-quarters by five and a half inches. I love the wide size of these tags as it allows for more room to decorate. I also rounded the corners using a decorative edge punch. To add more dimension and texture, I inked the edges of the tags using various ink colors, including green, black, white, and walnut stain.

Adding Background Materials

For the background of the tags, I tore out a couple of pages from an old dictionary. These torn pages not only add a vintage touch but also create a textured backdrop for the digitals. I inked the torn pages to give them a distressed look. Additionally, I cut out pieces of lace fabric and layered them on the tags. The lace adds an elegant and feminine touch to the overall design.

Fussy Cutting the Digitals

Next, I carefully fussy cut the digitals I printed from Gallery Cat and My Porch Prince. I chose a vintage-style Father Christmas and a little girl to feature on the tags. The fussy cutting process ensures that the images are clean and ready to be adhered to the tags.

Adding Lace and Fabric

To enhance the vintage feel of the tags, I decided to incorporate more lace and fabric. I cut out pieces of lace trim and positioned them on the tags, ensuring they complemented the digitals. I used fabric glue to adhere the lace trim to the tags, making sure it covered empty spaces and added extra texture. I let the fabric glue dry before trimming off any excess lace.

Adding the Images and Words

With the backgrounds and lace trim in place, it's time to add the fussy cut digitals. I used glue dots to adhere the images to the tags, creating a slightly raised effect. This elevates the digitals and adds a dimensional element to the overall design. I also adhered the red letter Christmas words from My Porch Prince and the Christmas themed words from Digital Hobby Helper using glue dots.

Punching Holes and Adding Trims

To finish off the tags, I punched holes at the top using a crocodile punch. This allows for easy attachment to gifts or gift baskets. For the trims, I chose a combination of tan baker's twine, tan with gold baker's twine, white shimmery ribbon, and off-white lace trim. I gathered the trims together, pulled them through the punched hole, and tied a knot to secure them.

Finalizing the Tags

The layered tags are now complete and ready to be attached to gifts or used as ornaments. The combination of vintage elements, lace trim, and digitals creates a beautiful and festive look. It's also worth mentioning that these tags can be personalized by writing a note or adding a "to" and "from" on the back.


Creating these layered Christmas tags with vintage-inspired digitals and various trims has been a great joy. These tags are versatile and can be used to enhance your gift-giving during the holiday season. I hope you enjoyed this Etsy share and found inspiration for your own Christmas crafting projects. Stay tuned for more creative ideas, and have a blessed day!


  • Discover beautiful vintage Christmas digitals from Gallery Cat and My Porch Prince on Etsy.
  • Create stunning layered Christmas tags using craft paper as the base.
  • Add texture and dimension with torn dictionary pages and lace fabric.
  • Fussy cut digitals to create clean and elegant designs.
  • Use a combination of trims like baker's twine, ribbon, and lace for a festive touch.
  • Personalize the tags by writing notes or adding "to" and "from" on the back.
  • These tags make the perfect addition to gifts or can be used as ornaments.


Q: Can I use different colors of craft paper for the tags? A: Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with various colors of craft paper to match your Christmas theme.

Q: Can I use different types of trims? A: Definitely! The choice of trims is up to you. Get creative and use trims that best suit your personal style and the overall design of your tags.

Q: How can I attach these tags to gifts? A: Simply thread a ribbon or string through the punched hole and tie it around the gift or gift bag. You can also use adhesive or tape to attach the tag directly to the gift.

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