Pretty packaging doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg to look special. And let’s be honest, a pretty label is the crowning glory on an envelope or small box. Wedding favors, anyone? These DIY shipping tape labels are our new favorite way to dress up snail mail and we’ve got our Fiskars’ tools on hand and ready for action!

Making Shipping Tape Labels

With a piece of parchment or wax paper, place a layer of shipping tape that will cover the size of your labels. For some of the labels I created, I used two strips of shipping tape.

Using my round paper punches, I created several labels with different images, some from flower catalogs and some laser prints from Useum, a free resource that lets you download real fine art paintings from various famous artists. This is my new favorite source to download high-res Dutch Still Life paintings and prints from the 17th and 18th Centuries.

DIY shipping tape labels
DIY shipping tape labels

Lay your labels-to-be on the parchment…

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