Light-Up DIY Christmas Gift Tag

Light-Up DIY Christmas Gift Tag

light up DIY christmas tag tutorial

One of my favorite things about Christmas is decorating the gifts. And, to be honest, I am super envious of people who can make giant bows to top their gifts! That’s why I’d like to share this DIY Christmas tag project that is sure to impress. No need to be envious, just follow these quick instructions and take your gifting game up a notch. 

diy shaker christmas tag tutorial


light up Christmas tag

To create the shaker part, follow the layering instructions above. Create a barrier with foam tape on each layer of the shaker so that your beads will stay in place. Make sure your foam adhesive creates a tight seal on the Christmas light outlines so beads won't escape. Stack them up for at least 3 layers.

diy christmas gift tag

Next, fill the shaker with whatever you like! I used an assortment of colored foam balls and gold beads. Once you’re satisfied with your mixture, layer the mylar cut-out on top and glue it in place. The final thin outline piece acts as the top of th4e shaker.

I also chose to personalize the gift tag with my daughters name using holographic vinyl.

DIY Christmas Tag Tutorial

Finally, flip your gift tag over and cut a circle into the back. Be careful not to let your shaker contents spill out.

attaching a mini light to a diy christmas gift tag

Place your light on the back and use hot glue to adhere it in place. Be generous with the hot glue and make sure it is sealing any gaps.

light up shaker DIY Christmas Tag Tutorial

Attach a ribbon to the back, if you choose to, and you’re done!

Share your versions of this project on Instagram and tag me @pineandpartyco and @12x12cardstock


Design Team Member Naomi Krush


  • 12x12 Cardstock Shop

    Nancee – Make sure you are logged into Cricut Design Space, then search the file number WITH the #. It’s #M2FAEE
    I just double checked and it came up for me.

  • Nancee Rogers

    I love this Light Bulb gift tag. However, when I went to Cricut, I was unable to find it. Is it possible to get the file somehow as I would like to make this?


    Gail- You have to open the files in Design Space software and cut on a Cricut, but you do not need to be a paid member. You should be able to find a similar Christmas light shape elsewhere and recreate this following the directions.

  • Gail B

    Do I have to belong to design space to download the light bulb design. I use a scan n cut machine.

  • Shirl


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