Thursday, December 23, 2010
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!
Posted by Tara at 6:00 AM