Easy Handmade Gift Tag – Perfect For Father’s Day!

I love making handmade cards and gift tags! I think it takes a gift to the next level with a personal and unique touch.

Here is an easy DIY tea-stained gift tag perfect for Father’s Day!


I used this tag on the cookies I made my dad last week for his birthday.

What you need:

  • Shipping tag (found at most office supply stores)
  • Burlap or fabric of choice (get creative with colors and patterns based on the recipient)
  • Sewing machine (could be hand-stitched as well)
  • Letter stamps or typewriter for message or recipients name
  • Tea, coffee or coke

How to:

  1. Place the tag in a shallow bowl and cover with tea (or in this case, coke)
  2. Soak for about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Remove, wrinkle the tag in your hands and place back into the liquid.
  4. Soak another 2-3 minutes
  5. Remove from liquid and carefully unfold. Leave slightly wrinkled and allow to dry completely on a paper towel.
  6. Once dry, the tag should be tea-stained and wrinkled.
  7. Place your message on the tag. (I put my message at the bottom right hand side.)
  8. Sew a small piece of fabric across the top/center of the tag.
  9. Tie onto your gift and send with love.

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Happy gift-giving!

– Rustic Honey

6 thoughts on “Easy Handmade Gift Tag – Perfect For Father’s Day!

  1. LOVE it! I make tons of tags I never thought to use coke etc. Very cool distressed look which I love. I use distress ink to get that look, great for those who don’t have it. Love the texture.

  2. SO SO CUTE!! I love it, and its perfect for fathers day! that sewing machine reminds me- i need a new one stat. sewing is the one crafty thing i’m actually decent at and I’ve been using just needle and thread for a while. which is, you know, fine for some things, but i just got a dress that i need to hem and i really need a sewing machine- i hate taking it to the tailors when i can just do it myself!

    • AGREE! I also love finding clothing on the sale rack that only needs minor repair. Fix the hem, repair the beading or sew on a button and you have yourself a great new piece for at least half the cost! 🙂 So glad to hear you like sewing!

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