11/25/2008

Recycled gift tags

This idea came to me when I was putting our seemingly endless empty boxes of oatmeal in the recycling pile. What could I make with these? Gift tags, of course.
Here are the tools I used:

* Glue Stick
* Scissors
* Empty box (i like the kind with brown cardboard on the inside)
*sturdy hole punch
*holiday catalogs or magazines
* 1.5 inch hole punch
*string

Optional: stamps, photographs and markers

This was really easy. You just take your 1 1/2 inch hole punch (or tag punch) and cut out circles from your empty boxes. Then do the same to pictures you like from holiday catalogs. I really liked using my paper source catalog for this.

Glue your circle catalog cut-outs to the print side of your cardboard cut out. Punch a hole in the top and voila, gift tag!



Put your -to and from- on the back and then put a string or ribbon through the hole. The ideas are endless, you can use photographs or even get other hole punching shapes for your tags. I like the idea of stringing them and making garland.





Buy craft punches: here and here

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2 Comments:

Blogger I am Slimming aka MissMegan1974 said...

Lorrie, I love these tags. I don't have a creative bone in my body but I'm going to give these a try.

7:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are fun! You might also use Christmas Cards...

9:10 AM  

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