Whew!!! I don’t know about you but I’m kinda sad it’s day 12! I’ve had so much fun with this series and am most grateful for the wonderful contributors who have given of their time and ideas to make it all happen! Let’s recap:

On the 12th day of Christmas, my blog friend gave to me
And today, Darby’s back to show us how to create beautiful sticker tags from Microsoft Word so that our packages will be just perfect! I first saw this on her blog a couple months ago and made it right away. Her directions are flawless and even my sometimes technically-challenged self could follow right along. You must give it a try!


The following is a pic-tutorial of how to create your own labels in Microsoft Word.
A few words to the wise:
1. Print on plain paper first
2. Use solid sheets of โ€œlabel paperโ€ {so they will be stickers–that you can cut out in your desired shape}. Be sure you get ink jet paper for an ink jet printer or laser paper for a laser printer.
3. Make your margins smaller so you can squeeze more on a page

Start by inserting a shape/object onto your document and then size it according to your preference.


And just to prove to you that you can do it, look what I made yesterday! Thanks so much Darby for your endless inspiration!


Note: For all you who are considering bifocals {like me} here’s the link to the post on Darby’s blog. You can click on her pictures to enlarge them! You’re welcome.

Enter a comment on this post to win this beautiful hand-hammered brass necklace with a daily reminder to live life in grace, made exclusively for us by Susan from SusanEllenDesigns. She has just opened her Etsy shop so if you aren’t making any handmade gifts yourself, you can buy some of her wonderful creations, while helping to support the cause for mom artists. She also happens to be wonderful language teacher and is currently teaching my girls Spanish and Latin. You should hear them conjugate!


149 comments on “12 Days of Handmade Christmas Tutorials Day 12 {Christmas Tags}”

  1. Thank you sooooo much for all the great ideas this month. This is the month when I needed them to begin making my plans…for a much better organized and pleasant Christmas. And I really, really would like the necklace. ๐Ÿ™‚ I really, really need that reminder. Bless you, Edie!

  2. I REALLY love these-My husband makes a homemade salad dressing he wants to make people for Christmas…I told him I would figure out a cute label…and now I CAN!
    Thank you, this was GREAT, and me-techno challenged will give it a try!

  3. I have already made 4 tassels and hope to make 4 aprons next week. Thanks SO much for the ideas. These labels will be so cute for our presents!

  4. Well, I just found your blog, so now I have to spend the rest of my day going over the last 12 days! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Looks like lots of great ideas!!

    Life in grace is the only way to live!

  5. How do yo do it if you have a mac? I love those tags and would like to try my hand at them. Not sure if there is a way on a mac computer.

  6. What a great idea!
    I donโ€™t want the 12 days of Christmas to be over. I love looking everyday to see what goodies I can recreate. So far Iโ€™ve done the coasters, tassels, I bought a shirt yesterday to make apron, and have plans to make a batch of fudge for my Christmas goodies gift basketโ€ฆ..so much fun!!! Itโ€™s like saying good buy to your favorite TV show (for me it was Friends) or finishing a good book (Twilight). So much fun you just want it to go on forever.

    Thanks Edie for organizing all of this :0)


  7. Those are cute and will make the perfect finishing touch on Christmas gifts this year. Thanks for all the 12 days, I really enjoyed them all. Thanks for the chance to win the necklace!

  8. i hate to even ask this, but are these to be cut out by hand? i cannot imagine having a steady enough hand to pull that off! is that what everyone is doing though?

  9. I discovered Darby's blog when I started mine. My boyfriend's girlfriend and I love everything she has posted. I saw this on her site as well, and I plan to do these for my Christmas gifts, too! I've loved the 12 days of Handmade Christmas. Too bad it's over! If it weren't for Darby's blog, I would have never discovered yours. I look forward to seeing more of your blog in the future!

  10. I love these labels and have really enjoyed the 12 days of homemade Christmas,, i'm gonna try some of them for sure. I'm practicing the labels right now.. Thanks so much for hosting this!

  11. I also saw these on Darby's blog and made some. She is so awesome and I love her blog. I have had so much fun waking up every morning to these little surprises. I think I will really miss this series. So far I have made 3 little fabric birds, ragamuffin garland, and the Christmas tags. I plan on making the fudge recipe closer to Christmas. Thank you so much Edie and your friends for all the inspiration.

  12. I found your blog on the day 2 of the 12 Days of Handmade Christmas and I truly enjoyed all of the tutorials. I just practiced the labels…what fun! I have started my ragamuffin garland. Thank you for hosting this, I will miss it.

  13. Made these…wonderful. Course, Darby's blog is my favorite and everything she DOES is wonderful!!

    In answer to CCB, I tried cutting them out by hand but mine didn't look good. I bought the circle cutter at Michael's with the 40% off coupon….works great!

  14. This is fantastic! I will definitely be trying this out!
    Thanks for sharing.


    P.S. Edie, this whole series has been fantastic!! Thank you so much for putting it together.

  15. Sis, I have enjoyed all the fun things to craft and make. My favorite is the candles and the tags. Both of which, I can do!! No sewing required. I am thinking of making cute candles putting them in cellophane bags with the cute labels. I must get to work. Thanks for doing the tutorials. What fun they have been!!

  16. I love those gift tags! They are adorable. Thank yo for all fo the wonderful ideas this month. I really appreciate the opportunity at the necklace! I am a big fan of your blog! Thanks again!

  17. Dear Carol,
    I made mine using a MAC and it was a bit different—just because the set up of the Word program is different–but I was able to follow it nonetheless and the labels turned out great. To start the process, make sure you formatting palette is showing (check it under 'view') and then you should be able to find how to add an object.

    Thanks girls for letting me know all the stuff you've tried. I can't wait to try more of them myself!

  18. Thanks for these 12 days! You've given me lots of good ideas to work on for Christmas…and a song to hum while working:)

  19. I am so excited to see this tutorial, I think Day 12 is my favorite! ๐Ÿ™‚ I've been wanting to make custom tags for packages this year, but didn't want to spend much, these will be perfect!

  20. There are great! I usually spend a lot of time trying to find tags that match each year's wrapping perfectly, and now I don't have to–I can make my own!

  21. I DID IT…wooHoo!!!! Thanks for the tutorials…there were a couple of places where I wasn't sure what to do, but I figured it out and now I have a cool label…thanks! I have never done anything like that before….
    Thanks also for the fun 12 days of Christmas posts…I am hoping to try a few new things~ I only wish it were the 25 days of Christmas!
    Very Fun!

  22. The 12 Days of Handmade Christmas have been delightful. I have wonderful gifts planned for many on my list thanks to these super ideas!
    Thanks so much for sharing them.

    Thanks for the necklace giveaway too!

  23. Do you even KNOW how badly I want this necklace? I know it's not on here yet, but it needs to be mine. NEEDS. My whole life is grace. Nothing but grace. God's amazing grace that I live in daily. It also happens to be my middle name… that I used to hate… and now am so thankful for. There's more of a story here, but I'll stop rambling. (I'm SO going to try these tags!!!)

  24. darby is a big fav of mine (and you are too!)… i've loved the past 12 days- thanks so much for doing this for your blog stalkers!!!

  25. I have just loved this series and plan to do several of the projects (gift tags included;). Thanks so much for putting it together!!!

  26. So cute! I'm definitely going to make these tags this year – along with a bunch of other things from the 12 days. Thanks for doing this great series!

  27. I could so do these! I have loved all the ideas! Thanks so much for hosting.
    Oh and I would love to wear a necklace as my daily reminder.

  28. Thank you wonderful blog friend for all the cool ideas! I wish it were a whole month of them because, they are all so awesome, I am sad they are ending! Have a blessed holiday and just enjoy every moment!

  29. Thanks for all the great ideas! I'm sure I'll use this one to create tags for all my Christmas food gifts! I just put up my caramel cake tutorial on my blog if you are interested. Consider it a "thank-you" for all your great ideas!

  30. I am so VERY thankful for this tutorial!! You have no idea how much this helps me with making tags for my craft sale coming up n Dec. Yeah!!!!!!!

  31. So glad you posted this. I had seen it on Darby's site by way of her sister's site but could never find it again. Too cute. Thanks. Love your site and that kitchen of yours. I think it would make me a better cook! Cindy F.

  32. Thanks for putting this up. I saw it on Darby's site by way of her sister's site but I could never find it again. Love it. Thanks. I also love your site and that kitchen of yours. I think it would make me a better cook. Cindy F.

  33. I This has been so much fun! CAn we do it again? We made these last year after we saw Darby's for bday parties, baby gift too! SO fun!

  34. I've absolutely loved these ideas, the nametags and all of the past days. I can't wait to get started on my pillows this weekend!

  35. Thanks again for hosting such a wonderful party, and also for inviting me to do a tut for you. I loved every.single.thing. Hugs!

  36. I made these round stickers last year after seeing it on Darby's blog. I use them year around now and love them! Thanks for reminding me to make again for this holiday season.

  37. I loved the 12 days! Great ideas. I looked forward to stopping by each day for a little creative inspiration. I wish this series would continue. How about another 12 days? ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. Thank you for sharing this idea. I give away a lot of canned goodies for Christmas and these will look wonderful on top. Thank you for all the other great ideas as well. I am using several of them. Blessings to you and your family.

  39. What a great series this has been! Projects that I can actually make…not being very handy/crafty.
    I'm really enjoying your blog and the message you radiate!
    Would love to win the necklace as a reminder to myself.
    Thanks for the great ideas and your worthwhile blog!

  40. have loved the past 12 days such – fun things to make! I love these tags! I've recently discovered the world of blogging (where have I been???) and I really enjoy your blog Edie – very inspiring! Would be thrilled to win the necklace!

  41. Finally…a craft I can do!!! Which translates to "a craft that does not require sewing." ๐Ÿ™‚

    One question….when I copy, should it copy everything in my circle, or just the circle?

  42. Edie,
    I have a stupid question – so did you buy sheets of paper that are sticky when you peel of the back. Maybe I missed that in the past, but not for sure what type of paper/labels to use. I am sooo excited to try this out!!!

  43. Wow a giveaway sure brings the people to the surface! It's been a fun week! So far I've made the garland. Love it! And I already made a bunch of coffee sleeves. Ofcourse birds flock here and well it has been fun! Would love the necklace!

  44. I love them! I'm so making some of my own labels for gifts. Packaging is half the fun of a gift…I think anyways. ๐Ÿ™‚ Been an awesome 12 days! Thanks for the wonderful ideas!

  45. Thank you so much for taking the time for these tutorials… they have been great! I am hoping within the next few weeks to make some time to do some of them! ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. I too am sad that it is day 12. I have anticipated each day what the project might be and looked forward to them. Now I have got to get busy! I would love to win the necklace and will definitely be checking out the etsy shop. Jackie

  47. Edie- I am so appreciative of the tutorials for Christmas! I am enjoying everyday…. The necklace is beautiful, "me likey"… ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. I hate that the 12days are over too! I've so enjoyed it, gotten lots of ideas & found a few new blogs to follow (oh where will I find the time to do it all).

    Thanks again, I always enjoy my stops at "your place"

  49. I have really enjoyed all 12 days. Now, if I could just pack a few more hours into the day I'd have all of the projects done BEFORE Christmas comes! The give-a-way today is beautiful! I'd love to win! (I know, I know, Who wouldn't?)

  50. I am loving every single one of these things! I am a recent reader of your blog and really enjoying it. Thanks so much! -Candace E.

  51. thank you for all the wonderful projects you shared….so much fun. I love these little tags so much. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving..may it overflow with His grace.

  52. Cool, cool! Thanks Darby! Do you have any idea how expensive custom made stickers are! I tried to find cheap ones for my wedding…no luck. All along I could of just made them!

  53. I'd love to win! Also, I have loved the 12 days of Christmas posts…thanks for all your work in putting those together!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  54. This takes the cake! What a great finale. It worked just fine on my mac when I tried it. Thanks for all the great ideas and directions!

  55. I saw these labels on Darby's blog a while back too! I made a couple of designs following her directions and they are soooooo easy and cute!!!

  56. I have loved all your 12 days of handmade Christmas so much, Edie! They are all amazing!
    And I made these last year from Darby's blog and have to tell you I'm addicted. I made some for Halloween, Valentine's and might possibly have made them for any other teacher gift occasion. They are SO easy and adorable!! Thanks for sharing!

  57. I am sooo loving these handmade ideas! Please do this every year. A friend just gave me a bottle of homemade dish soap that smells just like pine (but not like pinesol). It's wonderful and has me getting into the Christmas mood every time I do dishes (that's a lot!). I got the "recipe" and would love to share that for next year! Jennifer ๐Ÿ™‚

  58. I've really enjoyed this series and thought it such a good idea to begin with! I hope this is the first of many. Thanks for hosting it and thanks to all your contributors.

  59. I might be a little behind, but I just found your blog (thank you, Darby) and I love it. Thanks for sharing your creativity and thoughts. Nice to meet you!

  60. The pendant is adorable. I've been so inspired by the 12 days, I'm almost finished with my own ragamuffin garland. Thank you so much for doing this. I'm so excited about all of the handmade gifts I'm making this year.

  61. I have so enjoyed your 12 Days!! A friend and I went to a consignment store last night and bought sweaters (1/2 off!!) to make into stockings. Thank you for the great ideas and for this fabulous giveaway!!

  62. Edie! I hope I'm not too late… just picked up my dad's laptop to check in. Love the necklace and the 12 days were wonderful and full of inspiration. Thank you for all the ideas!! Hope you and yours are enjoying the weekend. We're loving our time in Chicago and the weather is PERFECT!!

  63. a.hundred.and.twenty.four.posts!?!? {can i have some, please?!} ๐Ÿ™‚
    girl, you go!!
    love those who make computer stuff look so easy. i'm still struggling with putting things on my blog…
    and the necklace is darlin'!

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