Hip2Save This Holiday Guest Post Submitted By Reader Jill…
I love to receive holiday cards….and, I always keep and display the photo cards but have lots of other beautiful cards. A great way to recycle these cards is to use them to make pretty and basically FREE gift tags! The only supplies you will need are those that you likely already have:
*scissors (or a paper cutter if you have one)
*glue stick, glue
*any type of ribbon and a hole punch if you want to make tie-on tags
*tape if you want to attach the tags to the gift
The second step is to cut out cardstock squares – any size – that can be used to make the actual tag. You will need a variety of sizes for your various deigns. If possible, I use the cardstock from the same holiday cards (using the back or any other part that isn’t written on). I keep a stack of these pre-cut in white, ivory and any other color available to make this process easy. You can even use the back of envelopes if the paper is thick enough – or, the front of the card if possible.
The first step is to gather your cards and cut out the holiday designs and words. I like to have some designs that are smaller and some that are larger. Anything at all will work! Below is an example of a card with lots of cardstock to use!
The third step is to glue the designs onto the cardstock squares. You can leave it as a flat card if you will use as a tie-on – or, you can fold the card over and actually make a small card to attach to a package with tape.
If you wish to make a tie-on, I simply punch a hole in the upper corner and tie ribbon to the tag. These tie-ons are great to use on gift bags, wine bottles and homemade treats that you might be giving – and, really adds a pretty touch to the package! I have received so many compliments on these beautiful tags. They look just like some of the expensive tie-ons that are sold in card stores – and, it only takes a few minutes to make them!
This is also an idea to use year round…..using birthday cards, valentine’s cards, etc to make tie-ons and tags for many different occasions! Happy Holidays!! Hope you have fun making them!!