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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

DIY gift tags- Upcycle those Christmas Cards!

The holidays are over, but that doesn't mean you can't re-use some of that gift wrap to use throughout the rest of the year, or store for next year! Our friend Arjay from Kisszombies DIY gives a cool gift tag tutorial today.
Growing up, I used to tease my mother for her money-saving tricks, especially when it came to gift-wrap.  Now, I follow in her footsteps, stashing gift bags, clothing boxes, and star bows to use over and over again, not because I have to, but it just makes sense to reduce, reuse, and recycle.  Here is a great little tutorial that I came up with to save a little money, and give your gifts a little more homemade touch!

What you need:
Used holiday cards (I do this same thing for birthday gifts, as well!)
Scissors
Pen
Tape

Figure out which parts of your card that you would like to turn into a gift tag.  I really liked the red bird on the tree, so I cut past that to the crease of the card, and folded the strip in half so that I can write on the inside of the new mini-card tag.

Other cards still have some really great images to cut out, but no space to fold them over, so just cut out around the images however you would like.   Rather than folding it and then taping it to your gift, you can just tape it down flat and it can still be lifted up to read.

Some cards don’t have an actual image to use, but have patterns or textures that I like so I still make tags for those to use on holiday gifts, birthday gifts, or any other occasion that it would work for.

I only had a few cards that were completely unusable, but look at all of these tags that I didn’t even need to buy!
Wrap your presents, label your tags, attach and Voila!

This purple and silver tag that I made went great on my friend’s birthday gift!
The holiday tags make my paper bag wrapped gifts look festive and rustic!
Arjay Smith hails from Salt Lake City, where she lives with her fiance, and a slew of fur babies. She is the owner and creator behind Kisszombies DIY. She has an Etsy shop, an Artfire shop, and you can also find her on Facebook, so there are many ways to find her!

1 comment:

  1. Great idea! I also like reusing stuff for gift wrapping and the like!

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