/ / / How to Make 3D Letter Gift Tags with Your Cricut

How to Make 3D Letter Gift Tags with Your Cricut

Christmas | Cutting Machine Projects | DIY Project | Paper Crafts

Create unique 3D letter gift tags for the holidays with your Cricut cutting machine! A fun gift tag that can be repurposed later as an ornament!

This site contains affiliate links. I may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. [Learn more]

3D letter gift tag hangs on a gift bag.

It’s the eleventh day of “12 Days of Holiday Crafts” and today I’m sharing a tutorial for making 3D letter gift tags to add to your presents. One of my favorite parts of wrapping gifts is adding the gift tag. They are an important part of any gift, especially at Christmas when lots of gifts get mixed together. I love making fun and creative tags and, when possible, I love to make gift tags that can be repurposed! 

These 3D letters fit the bill perfectly. They look amazing on gift bags and boxes and are somewhat unexpected – which I love. The letters can be reused as gift tags or they make great ornaments.  They can be used as decor in an office or child’s room and our kids have even hung them on their bedroom door handles! 

3D letter gift tags hang on a gift bag.

The 3D letter gift tags are made using files found in Cricut Design Space. One important thing to note is at the time of writing this post, the letter files are not part of Cricut Access so the file for each letter needs to be purchased. Once you own the letter cut file, you can make all sorts of fun things! I purchased a bunch of letters to make gift tags this year and have some fun ideas of ways to use the files again. 

Choosing Paper for the 3D Gift Tags

These letter tags can be made with colored cardstock or thick scrapbook paper. They are made using two papers. The first is used to create the 3D letter. The second is used for the smaller letters that are applied to the front and back of the 3D letter. 

I did several tests for these letters and found it was helpful to use a solid colored cardstock, or paper with a small print, for the 3D part. Bigger prints made it harder for the small letters to stand out.

Below is the tutorial! I hope you enjoy making these! They will be a fun addition to any gift this season!

How to Make a 3D Letter Gift Tag

Supplied Needed:

  • Letter cut files – available in Cricut Design Space
  • Thick cardstock – two colors.
  • Double-sided tape – I used 1/4″ Scor-Tape
  • Glue
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon, twine, or string

Cutting the 3D Letter Gift Tags

In Cricut Design Space, search 3D letters, and choose a letter to make.

3D Letter cut files available in Cricut Design Space are pictured.

You can resize the letters before cutting. I chose to leave mine the size they were so the finished letters measured 5″ tall. Change the colors to the match the paper you are using and then cut the pieces out. Don’t forget to insert your scoring tool!

The letter A 3D letter file is in Cricut Design Space.

Two cutting mats with green and brown paper are pictured side by side.

Pieces to make a 3D letter gift tag lay on a white table.

Assembling the 3D Letter Gift Tags

Start by adhering the small letters to the big letters using glue or double-sided tape.

Two letter A pieces of paper are glued together.

Next, add the side pieces that will make the letter 3D. I found it easiest to apply double-sided tape to all of the tabs on the pieces first. I used 1/4″ Scor-Tape.

Paper to make the 3D letters lay on a table with double-sided tape attached to them.

Next, attach all of the side pieces to the back of one of the letters. It was easiest to start with the shorter sides of the letter and any inside pieces first. The first time I put together the letter A, I waited until the end to add the inner cutout and it was really tricky to get it in after adding the sides. 

3D letter gift tag partially assembled using double-sided tape.

3D letter gift tag partially assembled using double-sided tape.

3D letter gift tag partially assembled using double-sided tape.

3D letter gift tag partially assembled using double-sided tape.

Add Hanging Ribbon

Before adding the second letter to complete the 3D shape, add a hanging loop. Use a hole punch to punch holes in the top of the 3D letter, then add a loop with string, yarn, twine or ribbon. Tie knots on the ends to prevent the loop from pulling through the holes. I used an 1/8″ hole punch. Depending on the letter, you may need one hole or two at the top. 

A hole punch lays next to a partially assembled 3D letter gift tag

3D letter gift tag partially assembled using double-sided tape.

3D Letter Gift Tag with ribbon added to the top for attaching it to a gift.

Add the Top of the Gift Tag

Once the hanging loop has been added, it is time to complete the 3D letter. Carefully apply the second letter, lining it up with the side pieces. This was the trickiest part! I was using Scor-tape, which is permanent, so it was difficult to reposition the paper once it was attached. I peeled off the paper backing of the tape in sections so I could make sure the sides were lining up.

3D letter gift tag partially assembled using double-sided tape.

3D letter gift tag partially assembled using double-sided tape.

3D letter gift tag sits on a white table.

The letter is finished! After you do one letter, the rest all come together the same way, even though the shapes may be different. They are fun to make and a great reason to use beautiful paper!

3D letter gift tag sits on a white table.

3D letter gift tags hang on a gift bag.

3D letter gift tag hangs on a gift bag.

Happy Crafting! -Kim

Similar Posts

I'd love to hear from you! Thank you for taking the time to comment and thank you for visiting Crafting Cheerfully!!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.