Make Gift Tags Out of Junk Mail

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.

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  1. Take the backs off the envelopes and stack to one side, fronts to the other (you can use fronts to write names or messages on for step 4 below)

  2. Take 2 backs and put back to back, making sure the windows line up with each other and glue paper together around windows on three sides -leave open at top.

  3. Cut out glued windows leaving 1/4 inch border

  4. Put small strip of paper with message, name, etc. inside the see through gift tag. I like using fortune cookie paper saved form frequent trips to the Chinese restaurant :)

  5. Put confetti (made out of colorful junk mailing with paper punch) or glitter inside.

  6. Seal top

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!

By cara

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November 14, 20090 found this helpful

Another quick idea for the junk mail you receive. Cut out your name and address, just a little rectangle of info. keep these bits of paper in a bowl or some other small container where you usually process stuff you are going to mail. Get a roll of clear packaging tape or just some wide scoth tape. Tapes this pieces of paper onto mail as return address labels.

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July 31, 20100 found this helpful

I love this! Please post a picture!

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September 13, 20100 found this helpful

That will save on name labels! YAY!

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September 16, 20110 found this helpful

Great idea! Would also like to see picture of some finished.

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But once again the idea is great you could certainly use the concept in many ways.

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