Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas gift tags

If you stick around long enough, you will see that my favorite projects involve using paper from my scraps drawer. Let's face it, you spend two bucks on a sheet of paper and only use a 4th of it, you might as well keep it to get your money's worth. I haven't bought gift tags in years. It is really simple to make them.

Step One: Cut out two squares, a 3x3 square and a slightly smaller one. Sand or ink, one or both, or none.
Step Two: Glue smaller one to larger one. Add any little element, a die cut, a punch, or free hand shape. I love cutting words out of paper scraps. You are the artist go crazy!
Step Three: Staple on some ribbon or punch a hole and run some string through it. If you have more time on your hands, you could add some glitter glue or doodle a design with a fancy pen.

Now you are ready to put a beautiful handmade tag on your gift. You are so thoughtful!
No ribbon, no problem. Here I have used a rubber band through the hole.

Not so negative. The house was punched out for another project,
now it is the main attraction for this tag.


  1. A woman after my own heart. I cannot stand to throw away paper. I am very frugal. Keep those ideas coming. Following your blog now, so I can get some great ideas from you. Welcome to Arkansas Scrappers blog too.