Whether is for birthdays, Christmas or just because, putting a tag on gifts you give is important. They don't have to come from the store though. Add a little of your own personality to your gifts by making your own tags. This is a guide about making your own gift tags.
I have a Christmas package tip to share: My niece, just turned 5, loves to pass out the gifts on Christmas morning at my house.
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
Add a pretty pocket gift tag to your gift to make it even more special and unique.
Time: 30 mins.
By Maricel from Fairfax, VA
Save your used gift cards. Cut the fronts of the cards to make lovely gift tags using fancy edged scissors if desired. Punch a hole in the top of the tag, then thread a colored string (crochet cotton works) through. Package them 20 tags to a cellophane bag, tie with a ribbon, and give out to friends as little 'friendship gifts' before Christmas. You can reuse all occasion cards too by making gift tags and bookmarks!
Source: This recycling idea passed to me by my mother.
By linn.2009 from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
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.
My 4 year old granddaughter will be Santa's helper this year. She will wear a Santa hat and distribute all the gifts from under the tree.
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.
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.
When I was a child, my mother would make special Christmas present name tags for me and my sisters. Using Christmas cards, we had received she would cut them out and decorate them using yarn, ribbon, lace, etc.
Since many of us have so many photos laying around, I decided to use them as name tags for gifts. I have 5 children, so instead of writing their names on each present, I tape a photo of them on their packages.
I save Christmas cards (my own and from friends) and cut out any large shapes on the front (nativity scene, angel, snowman, Santa playing soccer or tennis or football, candy canes, reindeer, etc.).
Picture name tags for gifts. This works great for any gift giving holiday or occasion.
Make copies of the pictures on a color copier or your home printer. That way you can preserve the originals. Cut them out and glue on a piece of paper cut the right size for a small card. Cut designs from wrapping paper to suit the occasion and glue on the card for decoration. Or you can decorate free hand or use stencils, stickers or stamps. Punch a hole in the card and string ribbon through to hang from the package. Write on the card who it is from. No need to write who it is to. This really works nice when you are searching under the Christmas tree looking for the certain gift to give. You don't have to read each and every tag just look for that person's picture.
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.
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.
An ornament personalized with a paint pen makes a great add-on gift when used instead of a gift tag.
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.
Cut the top part of used greeting cards off, then cut this down to whatever size (and shape) you wish, depending on the design. (If it's an angel, just cut her out.) I also like to use hearts or other shapes that perhaps match the occasion for the gift you will use them on. Punch a hole in it, write your sentiments on the back, and attach to your package with a colored ribbon or raffia.
By Patricia Fielder