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How to Make Gift Tags with a Laser Cutter

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Learn how to make gift tags with a laser cutter and blank wood tags. These beautiful tags look professionally made!

When I received the xTools M1 laser cutter and a bundle of materials, I decided to make gift tags first. They’re such an easy project, they’re forgiving if you mess them up, and they’re great for combining with reusable gift bags. I LOVE how these came out. It’s a lot easier than wood burning by hand!

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How to Make Wood Gift Tags


Step 1: Setup your M1 Laser cutter. Make sure it’s vented to outside. This is what it looks like when it’s turned on. You can see that there is a “mat” of sorts inside the box. They also have mats to use for certain types of projects.

Overhead photo of the interior of the M1 Laser Cutter

Step 2: Download the software, xTool Creative Space, and connect your machine to your computer.

Step 3: Place your tags inside the machine on the mat. Ideally, you want them to be lined up so you can easily center and level the words in the software. Close your lid.

Step 4: The software should “see” the tags on the machine’s mat. Add your text on top of each tag, adjusting the size so it fits.

Tip: There’s a button called “Smart Fill” that will fill all of the tags with the same name!

Photo of a laptop screen with the xTool Creative Space pulled up on it.

Step 5: Click PROCESS and LASER FLAT. It gives you the estimated time it will take to finish the project. Then click START. Press the blue button on the machine.

Step 6: The machine does most of the work at this point. Just keep an eye on the machine and the project while it works!

Photo of the M1 xTool Laser Cutter engraving wood gift tags with names.

Step 7: Add your twine to the end of the tag!

Photo of a wooden name tag that says "Max" with a piece of jute twine tied on it.

Don’t forget to check out my Review of the xTool M1 Laser Cutter!

Please share and pin this post! If you make this project, share it in our Stuff Mama Makes Facebook Group. We have regular giveaways for gift cards to craft stores. You can also tag me on Instagram @doityourselfdanielle; I love seeing everything you make!

DIY Gift Tags: An Easy laser cutter project! Photo of a jute twine holder with the gift tag beside it that says "Max."

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