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Handmade Driftwood Tree Bark Gift Tags

Sustain my Craft Habit

Gift tags made with tree bark, to give your presents a distinctive homemade feel this Christmas!






  • Tree bark pieces (sized 3”-5” long x 1”-2” wide)
  • Drill and ⅛” drill bit
  • ¼” grosgrain ribbon
  • Acrylic white paint and small paint brush
  • Letter Stencil
  • Wood Varnish, high gloss

How to make it

Step 1: Drill a small hole close to the top of the tree bark - we positioned the hole about ⅜” from the top edge.

Step 2: Clean off any excess dirt and sand from the tree bark using a small soft brush.

Step 3: Working on the smooth side, begin to personalize the bark using an alphabet stencil, paint and small paint brush. Be sure to space the letters carefully so all will fit. Allow time to dry.

Step 4: In a well ventilated area, spray the gift tags with a high gloss varnish. Repeat on reverse side. And allow time to dry.

Step 5: Cut the grosgrain ribbon to desired length. We cut ours to about 18” long. Thread the grosgrain ribbon through the drilled hole and do a single knot above the tag.

Step 6: Attach to any gift. So even if the actual gift isn't handmade, no reason the gift tag can't be!


Jane & Sonja

Our love of crafting and passion for handmade started at an early age. These days you'll find us busy sewing, knitting, baking or upcycling great thrift store and curbside finds to bring new life to something old.
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