Using Word Clouds to Create Gift Tags and Cards

My Christmas stencil challenge inspired me to look into word clouds. These are the images composed of a group of words in different directions, colors and sizes. The stencil I used was a square but I’ve noticed they can be any shape, even a Christmas tree.

Creating Gift Tags & Cards with Word Clouds

Learn how to create word clouds to make personalized gift tags and cards. It's easy to do and you can get very creative at basically not cost to you.

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I wasn’t sure, but I suspected that there are free programs online that allow you to create word clouds for a number of uses.

Word Cloud Gift Tag

I used one to create a gift tag. The program was called wordclouds.com. It took me a little while to get the hang of it, but the result was pretty great.

Word Cloud Gift Tag on Kraft paper

I used the gift tag to decorate some Kraft paper, which was used to wrap a nice bottle of wine, for my husband’s work Christmas party.  He works for a company called BMC. So I made the words “BMC Party” more dominant than the others. If you use wordclouds.com you can increase the number under the “word list” tab. The higher the number, the bigger the word. 

This was so fun I ended up making another one, to use as our Christmas card this year. I had intentions of getting a family picture taken at Thanksgiving, but that never happened. Last year I showed you how to make an image of your home into a Christmas card. This year I got creative with a word cloud, and all I had to do was upload it to snapfish.comAny online or local printing service will do. I had them make 100  5 x 7 prints from the file I uploaded, and ordered a stack of envelopes to match.

Gift Wrapped Wine Bottle with Word Cloud Tag

You can create word clouds from many sources. Your favorite poem, lyrics to a favorite song, or simply a group of words that have meaning to you, and those who will be reading it.

Just another creative project to have fun with that won’t break the bank.

About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Garden Matter, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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Comments

  1. I just love this idea – Patti you are so cleaver and the details of your projects are right up my alley. I was telling a friend about your site (we use to work together years ago in a floral shop) She has also enjoyed your blog but will probably never comment. Anyways had to stop by and tell you how awesome you are.

  2. This is such a fun idea. I love the personalized touch, too. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday this week!

  3. Great idea! I was introduced to online sources for word clouds earlier this year when i was having trouble thinking up some things for a project and it was so helpful! I love how you chose to use them. Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday! Pinned 😉

  4. Stopping by from Sunday’s Best. I love this idea for wine gifts. Great idea for any occasion. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Just letting you know you’re one of my feature faves at tonight’s Funtastic Friday party!

  6. That’s so cute. The word cloud is so great for tons of things!

    Thanks for linking up at #bloggerspotlight!

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