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!

4 comments:

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

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  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!

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

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