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I’m sure you have heard the expression, “It is far better to give than it is to receive” It’s one I heard frequently as a kid especially around Christmas time, and you know what, whoever said that famous line was right. Gift-giving is one of my favorite things about the holiday season, and today I’ve got a fun tutorial for DIY Engraved Acrylic Christmas Gift Tags to help make those gifts extraordinary!
Not only do I love giving gifts, I believe that a beautifully wrapped gift can show the recipient just how special they are. I personally love recieving beautifully wrapped packages that have been personalized just for me, it’s like getting a gift within a gift. It’s the little details like personalized gift tags that make the anticipation of seeing what is inside the beautifully wrapped package even more exciting.
This holiday season I’m personalizing all the gifts under my tree with the help of my Cricut Maker. I’m excited to try out the new Engraving tool and create a set of colorful and fun acrylic gift tags that can be used year after year.
Engraved Gift Tag Supplies
- Cricut Maker
- Engraving Tip
- StrongGrip Purple Mat
- Painters Tape
- 2mm Acrylic Sheet
- Merry & Bright Gift Tag SVG
- Acrylic Paint – black and bright colors
- Paint Brush
- Paper Towels
Engraved Gift Tag Tutorial
With the new Engraving tool from Cricut, it’s super easy to create one-of-a-kind personalized gift tags for all your holiday gifts. Here’s how you can create your own personalized gift tags with the Engraving tool.
Start by opening up Design Space and the free Merry and Bright SVG. Open the project to resize and personalize.
Once you’ve finalized your design click on the Make button and then select the material you will be using for this project. I used a 2mm thick acrylic sheet. Use painter’s tape to tape the sheet of acrylic to the purple Cricut mat.
Be sure the Engraving tool is in the machine, load your mat and press the flashing button to start the project.
Once the project has finished engraving remove it from the Cricut and trim your tags to the desired size. I use the Cricut Portable Trimmer to trim my tags to size.
Brush black paint over the engraved surface and immediately wipe off the excess with a clean paper towel. This will help darken the engraved image so it stands out more.
Now, flip the tag over so it is upside down and use colorful acrylic paint to paint the inside of the light bulbs. Let the paint dry completely before flipping the tag bag over.
Punch a hole in the top of the tag and add your colorful and modern gift tags to all the pretty wrapped packages.
I also made larger light bulb tags to add as embellishments to colorfully wrapped gifts.
I love how these simple tags add a bold statement to my holiday gifts. And, the acrylic gift cards durable so we can use them year after year.
The holiday season is filled with lots of opportunities to give gifts and bring joy to others, from your office Secret Santa, your neighbor’s White Elephant gift exchange, and friends and family near and far. This holiday season make your gifts extraordinary with personalized gift tags using your Cricut Maker.