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Calligraphy Gift Tags

Updated: Dec 3, 2021

One of the many great things about mastering a new craft is seeing it get put to use! With the holidays right around the corner using calligraphy for gift tags is a fun way to see your progress! You can use anything from monoline calligraphy to pointed pen calligraphy for making your gift tags.

Begin by choosing the size of your gift tag, depending on the size of the tag (and name) you may want to choose a different style of calligraphy. The tags I purchased this year are from Michaels and they are 1.50 inches wide by 3.25 inches long. For me, this is a pretty small area to work with, therefore I chose modern calligraphy and a Tombow Fudenosuke to work with.

In previous years, I have used Tombow Dual Brush pens for gift tags and I loved the outcome! For smaller names, I used the brush pen side paired with modern calligraphy and for larger names I used the felt tip pen paired with faux calligraphy. If you are planning on using larger brush pens I recommend writing out the names in pencil first, to ensure that you have adequate space for everything to fit properly. Also, keep in mind that Tombow Dual Brush Pens last longer when used on a smooth paper, so try not to write on anything that is too rough or the nibs could fray. Pictured are some photos of each.

Even if the only names written out nicely this year are the gifts from Santa, the kids and adults in your life are sure to appreciate you going the extra mile to put a smile on their face this Christmas! Thank you for joining me this week!

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