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We bought a house that needed to be decorated, so we bought a ton of wallpaper. When we were finished we had 20 rolls left. My daughter and I decided to make gift cards out of the leftovers for every holiday and birthdays. We used the following materials: a paper cutter, a one hole punch, and stamps with sayings on them.
What beautiful cards they turned out to be and we are making some extra cash on the side. This has turned out to be a full time business as well. Who would have thought? Now we have the whole family buying wallpaper for us and crafting as well, so many ideas to use the leftovers from our house.
By Lori from Middlefield, OH
Time: 30 mins.
By Maricel from Fairfax, VA
Add a little sparkle to your holidays with gift tags you can make in a jiffy. They can also be used as package tie-ons, or you can get your kids involved, let them make their own, and glue a craft stick to the back of each to make holiday puppets.
Make gift tags out of junk mail! What a good way to save $ and have an afternoon of fun with the kids. First save some colorful junk mail mailings and envelopes with plastic windows on the back. You will need quite a bit of envelopes (double the amount of gift tags you want to make), glue stick, scissors, paper punch/glitter, some pretty paper, sayings etc,markers or other paint you can really make this your own unique craft.
Optional: I like putting a message inside (#4 above) and writing the name with permanent marker on the outside.
Here you have it: a gift tag made entirely out of junk mail!
Make a tag form or use a ready-made tag in ivory color. Cut a small piece of paper that is either old or looks old the size of the tag, minus 1/8 inch all the way around. Find another paper that is complimentary and do the same over that piece. Try to work with earth tones or monochromatic themes.
If you are a stamper, stamp a nostalgic design over the paper overlapping beyond the entire tag (bleed).
Glue on embellishments, such as jewels, buttons, fibers, etc. Attach a flower or other 3D decoration, and finally, put ribbon into the tag hole that matches your theme.
Put the tag into a poly bag for a professional and finished look.
By Kristine A. from St. Paul, MN
This is a guide about reusable gift tags. Gift tags don't need to be disposable. With some creativity you can create beautiful tags that can be reused.
My girls were creating little foam crafts the other day that had a loop around them. I saw them put one on an old bottle of cologne that was sitting on a shelf. I thought what a cute way to present a present of cologne.
Cutting down old Christmas cards into gift tags is a fun recycling project that supplies you with unique tags and saves money. This is a guide about reusing Christmas cards as gift tags.
This is a guide about making a shabby chic gift tag. This fun to make and easily alterable gift tag will make the recipient smile before they even open your gift.
This is a guide about making Christmas tree gift tags from paint swatches. Paint chips or swatches that your have gathered for home improvement projects can find new life as craft materials.
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I would like a pattern for a gift card that you fold dollar bills to look like a man's shirt. You decorate it using two-sided tape with buttons and a ribbon for a tie.
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