Thursday, December 23, 2010

Upcycled Gift Tags

Quite a few factors contribute to what is becoming my own personal gift wrapping tradition -- making gift tags.  First, I do like to make things.  Second, I'm frugal, okay, cheap.  I just don't like to spend my money on  something when I know I can make a similar item.  Third, I'm forgetful and often use to just forget to buy tags.  And finally, I'm a little bit lazy and when I do remember the gift tags, I just don't feel like running out to the store to buy them.  The first year I made my own gift tags, I was led down the path to making by the last two reasons.  Since then, the first two reasons have taken over.

Each year, I save any Christmas cards we have received.  Then using my mini paper cutter, scissors, a hole punch and this little thing that rounds out corners (can't remember what it's called; I'm sure there is a more technical name), I simply cut images out of the cards.  That's it.  Simple.  Completely doable on Christmas Eve when I should probably have all the gifts wrapped but don't.

Happy gift wrapping!


  1. Great idea! I'd used mailing tags this year. . . but this looks fun for next year. Thanks:)

  2. Great idea and they look way better than most store bought ones.
    The nice ones you can buy are so "crazy" expensive it just doesn't make sense.

    Merry Christmas!

  3. nice! i've done that too in years past and it always works well. merry christmas!


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